Advice On Learning Chinese Mandarin My Chinese Language Journey In China, Guangzhou, English students will often ask me in English class, “Can you speak Chinese?”  My response, “当然可以说中文” is usually met with awe and disbelief. I break into Chinese to explain, “我在澳大利亚一年半自学汉语,然后去中国暨南大学两个学期读汉语。 我现在流利讲中文.  In Australia I self-taught myself for a year and a half.  Then […]

Tutoring English in China (家教) Class Start (上课) China, Guangzhou, Taojin (淘金) | Private Tutoring (家教) Today I came to see my home schooling student in Taojin.  He is eleven years old. The class was scheduled for 90 minutes. In terms of the class content, we didn’t go into any structured learning. The majority of […]

Tutoring English in China (家教) Class Start (上课) I arrived to the boy’s parents apartment complex in Taojin (淘金) at 8:30 pm.  The class with the boy soon started and lasted 1.5 hours. My third class with this kid today was really easygoing. He was sweating when we entered the study room.  I asked him, […]

English Teaching Job In China, Guangzhou In China, a job interview and induction is unlike professional job interviews in The West. You have a sense of being rushed, flashed with promises the company never keeps, on a rollercoaster of back-to-back interviews with HR, the Head Teacher, the Manager, with the intention to sign you up […]