Hello from Pudong International Airport everyone. I am writing my final post here, waiting to board my flight back to America.
Finals week is finals week.
Here in Shanghai, it’s not all fun and games, it’s a lot of hard work too.
Sights and traveling are fun and amazing, because the likelihood of you ever going to these places again with the same freedom, ability, and access to time can sometimes be pretty slim.
Happy May everyone, I am shocked that it is already so late in my programme. From today, I have exactly one month left before I fly 14 hours back to America.
I recently started teaching at a school just outside of Shanghai, called Xixiang. Xixiang is special because all the children are the sons and daughters of migrant workers.
A couple of weeks back I had heard about a place in China where the mountains stretch high into the sky, I was told about giant pillars of granite and rock covered with green trees amidst the fog and bathed in sunlight.
Wow, I really don't know where to start. I have so much to say in this post, I actually just want to start by saying thanks to the Alliance for this great opportunity.
While learning a second language, there is always a stage where you're getting ahold of grammar but your vocabulary is limited. During this stage you tend to develop a highly entertaining mixture of your native language and the one you're studying.
My Chinese language before the Alliance program was not terrible, but it was not proficient enough to have casual conversations with local Chinese.