Monthly Archives: September 2010

Journal Entries

My students are required to write a one page journal entry every week. They are to write about what they have done to learn, practice or improve their English during the week or what their reactions are to class activities. … Continue reading

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Shopping excursion

Yesterday Linda and I rode bikes to the large department store. The bike system is quite elaborate. I wish we had one in the States. I used my bus card to swipe the reader at the bus stand. The bike stall … Continue reading

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Festival celebration

When Jesse and I came to China last summer, we met a friend of Professor Liu. Sean is a sophomore high school student at Hangzhou Senior High School #2. He boards there during the week and comes home for holidays … Continue reading

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Impression West Lake

Tonight, under the full moon, the foreign teachers watched the show "Impression West Lake." I’ve never seen anything like this. Here’s a description. http://english.cri.cn/349/2005/10/17/44@25173.htm Created by one of China’s premier filmmakers, the performance was breathtaking. Shots from the show are in … Continue reading

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Food

I am frequently asked "How are you getting along with the food?"  I’m taking probiotic capsules every day. No problems yet; the worst bout I had was when Jesse and I were here in the summer and I got sick from eating at … Continue reading

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Preparing for the make-up day

This week is the mid-Autumn festival. The holiday celebrates the autumn equinox and is a harvest festival. Traditionally on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and … Continue reading

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How do you plan to learn English?

In this assignment, students tell their partners what their plans are to learn English for the next week. Common answers are: I will watch English movies (most common answer among the males), I will speak English with my friends, I … Continue reading

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