China

The End of an Era

Today I taught my last class at Zhejiang Agriculture and Foresty University. It was 2nd year students from Survey of English Speaking Countries. I still have paper work to submit, and all the annoying bits of teaching but that’s it…I’m done with class. I started in the fall of 2009 Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

Lucky Once Again

Usually by December I’m teaching class in my winter coat and hat (no heat in the classroom) but this year we’ve been especially lucky. It’s been a long and beeaoootiful fall. Cold nights, but clear, sunny, warm days. My school is a forestry school and has a beautiful campus with Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

The Teacher Becomes the Student

This semester I’ve taught English speaking to every single sophomore class. I’ve never taught an entire grade the same subject at the same time before and I kinda like it. Usually each class hangs out mostly with themselves, as they live together, have class together and pretty much do everything Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

And So Begins Year 4

The thermometer is still hovering near 100, but I finally have to face the facts, that my summer is officially over. Tomorrow begins the first day of the 2012-13 school year. And I’m having a hard time realizing that the fun is over. Can you blame me? In the past Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

A Walk in the Woods (with Ben)

There’s no getting around it: my campus is one of the most beautiful in China. The college is nestled in the foothills of Lin’an, and while we have a dirty, fast moving city to the south of the college, the north is entirely wild with mountains, footpaths, hidden lakes and Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

Spring Has Sprung

May first, or May Day is a holiday to celebrate the coming spring. My college is a Forestry University, and as you might expect, it has some pretty amazing landscaping. It doesn’t hurt that the campus is nestled at the base of some green rolling hills, nor that when spring Read more…

By Becky, ago