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A few tips on hosting a Chinese teacher
They would very much appreciate the opportunity to use internet at home. This would enable them to keep in touch with family and friends in China.
Some of them will purchase an international phone card, which means that if you let them use your home phone, no costs will go onto your phone bill.
They will feel embarrassed to ask you to wash their underwear, but would appreciate the offer of washing power, a place to wash and hang them for drying. Their other clothes can be included in your normal weekly washing.
Your guests will be happy to discuss most topics with you once they get to know you, however, be sensitive how you raise such issues as politics and religion.