Teacher Q&A with Catherine Basque

September 7, 2019



Catherine is from Quebec, Canada and is currently living in Chongqing. She graduated from the University of Laval in Quebec City with a degree in anthropology and foreign languages. She has been teaching at OWEN for two years. Find out why Catherine likes living in Chongqing.


What is your favorite part about being a teacher at Owen?


No office hours


How was your transition to life in Chongqing?


My campus really helped me 


What is something that has surprised you about living in Chongqing?


It's very, very CHEAP to live here


What advice would you give to those who are contemplating teaching in China?


You really need to know some Chinese (especially food vocabulary), I came here without knowing anything and it was not simple the first couple of months


What is your favorite food in China?




What is something you do for fun in Chongqing? 


Hiking in spring, going out eating, clubbing, shopping


Have you done any traveling around China? 


Yes, ive been to Chengdu on my days off since it's so close



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