Tagged: class

Watching China Change Through My Class 3

Watching China Change Through My Class

Since I got here almost 7 years ago, I have made all my own lesson plans–dozens over the years. They have been tested, honed, and perfected where I know they will get the maximum...

What Chinese Students are Curious About the West 3

What Chinese Students are Curious About the West

This semester I’m teaching all speaking classes. It’s my favorite subject to teach because we can talk about, and do, anything, as long as it is in English. So we have enormous freedom in...

Badminton Queen 4

Badminton Queen

I’m one month into the semester so I thought I’d fill you in with how things are going. This year I changed departments. Before I was in a different department, but now I’m back...

I Feel a Bit Guilty About Yesterday’s Post 2

I Feel a Bit Guilty About Yesterday’s Post

So after I totally dissed my students in yesterday’s post, I had my last class with one group of kids. We had a christmas party (I do it every year) and when class was...

Sad Realizations at Final Exams 0

Sad Realizations at Final Exams

The semester is almost over and it’s final exams week. I really wracked my brain this semester, because teaching non-majors is much more of a challenge. I needed the same final exam that would...

Funny English Names of my Chinese Students 2

Funny English Names of my Chinese Students

One of my very first posts in China was about students picking hilarious English names. It just cracked me up that a boy would call themselves “Cookies” or a girl “Super.” But like all...

The Last Class 0

The Last Class

Three and a half years ago I met class 105 and 106. (In China the classes stay the same, with the same students taking all their classes together, for 4 years.) Both freshman classes,...