Tag Archives: students

The state of junior sports in China.

Here’s an interesting little article I found online regarding the state of junior sport here inBeijing, and I guess to a lesser extent,Chinain general. The articles goes on to describe how a visiting Russian school team visiting Beijing, defeated the ‘larger and heavier’ Chinese students 15-0. This was only after 40 minutes of a planned [...]

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A dilemma.

I had a bit of an ethical dilemma at school yesterday and am not sure on the direction I should take with it. For one of my classes, I set the students some creative writing as their homework. They had to write a very simple short story, 300 words, and they needed to demonstrate the [...]

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Protected: Idea for class and teacher conference.

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Chinese Teacher's Day, '10.

It’s Teacher’s Day! At least here in the People Republic, and it’s nice to know there is a day put aside to honour us beloved teachers. While I’m not formally trained as a teacher, the fact that I teach children how to speak English should at least put me somewhere in the realms of an [...]

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Protected: Parent / student orientation class.

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Making a movie.

In the three English academies I’ve worked, I’ve always managed to score the class with the oldest students for the majority of the time I’ve been in each institution. While I don’t mind teaching younger children, I find when they hit the age of 13, 14, and 15, they go either one of two ways. [...]

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Stupid ignorant mother's.

Just while I have a spare moment here at work, I’d like to thank the mother of one of our student’s (which one, I don’t know) who just came in and bought all the Korean teachers a nice little wrapped gift. As it turns out it’s a nice ball point pen. I’d also like to [...]

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Cooking Gimbap with the students.

Well the weekend is here and with very little to say today I thought I’d share some photos with you of the gimbap (sushi roll) making class I had the other day at the academy. You may recall I made sandwiches with my students a week or so ago, well we also had to make [...]

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Making sandwiches for class.

Yesterday at the academy was sandwich making day for my vacation class. The vacation class is an extra class some students do so their parents don’t have to worry about looking after their children during student holidays. I suspect it’s also a nice little revenue earner for the academy. As mentioned, we made sandwiches. All [...]

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Vacation classes at the hagwon.

At the moment it is current school holidays for the kiddies here in South Korea. That means they spend most of their time sitting in front of their computers at home, clogging up PC rooms in large groups, or nestled away in some crook or cranny playing with their Nintendo DS. I did see a [...]

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