A common difficulty teachers have in China is assimilating to the local culture. You might find that people ask you more direct questions or make somewhat blunt comments about your appearance, along with plenty of other things that seem strange by Western standards. This can take a little while to get used to, but rest assured, you’ll quickly find lots to love about Chinese culture too!
The language can prove difficult for new people too. Chinese Mandarin is China’s official language but there are actually hundreds of other dialects used around the country. Mandarin is a tonal language and uses Chinese characters that will take some practice to recognise. But learning the language is incredibly useful, considering it’s the most widely spoken language on the planet!