Category Archives: China

Welcome to Beijing Schools

I got off the plane this morning, in shorts and a t shirt, at 6:30 AM to a temperature of minus 1 degrees! Goose bumps do not go well with a sun tan. It’s freezing! So after a rest and a change of clothes it was off to see one of the new schools. It…

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Great Wall of China & Birthday Eggs

EDIT:  The Youtube video below works now! It’s your Sunday day off in China, so what do you do? You go to the Great Wall! I always thought it would be way out in the middle of nowhere, but it’s right next to Beijing. You just pop on the highway for less than an hour…

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Day 3 & Chinese School Lunch

Yes it’s Saturday, and yes we have teacher training and yes the kids are in school as well. Working hard seems to be second nature here. Genki English This morning was supposed to be simply getting the teachers to teach another Genki English lesson each. But word seemed to have got out because we had…

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Day 2 Blues & Chinese Food

Regular readers will know that day 2 is always the hardest in any training. Day 1 is always “Wow, this is amazing”. Day 2 is “Wooo, we’ll never be able to do this”. Luckily day 3 is usually “Wow, we can do this!”. This morning started off well enough with going through the phonics lesson…

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Teaching in China

I have to be a little careful how I blog about this trip for various reasons. Let’s just say that we’re not working with the rich posh schools nor the government schools. The project here is to help children who really are poor get an excellent education, which can sometimes by a complicated business! Anyway…

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Genki in Beijing

I’m very tired as I write this, but I’m now in Beijing! Tomorrow is the start of a week of workshops, but today was arriving after a long flight and meetings for most of the day. It’s great again to be working with such a dedicated team. Beijing is very different to what I thought….

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