The Deaf Girl in Class 110

The Deaf Girl in Class 110

Earlier this week I was teaching a typical high school Senior 1 class. We were learning how to give directions, and I gave them a map activity to do in pairs. While I wandered through the desks observing the students, I happened to notice that two girls weren’t doing the activity. I walked over to […]

# China Facts

# China Facts

China Facts! Here’s a list of random things I’ve learned about China and Chinese people since moving to Ningbo: Chinese people peel the skin off grapes- not for health reasons, just because they don’t like it. When Chinese children say “hungry” it sounds like “hangry”. Now imagine a class of 50 fourth graders screaming “I’M HANGRY!!!” […]

Chinese Reforms are Changing Life in China

Chinese Reforms are Changing Life in China

There’s been a few articles floating around about China’s recent Summit, in which leaders discussed China’s long-term goals for the future. Most of the attention comes from the discussion of the disbandment of the One Child Policy and forced labor camps, but all of these Chinese reforms are worth exploring. Yesterday I came across a […]

How to Bring Halloween to China

How to Bring Halloween to China

You never realize how much you miss American holidays and traditions until you ship yourself to a country that has never heard of them. Halloween is such a fun and interesting holiday, I wanted to bring it to all of my students… over 700 of them at least. Every week I alternate between teaching Senior […]

AYC and ABC’S

AYC and ABC’S

If any of you want to learn more about my program, AYC or Ameson Year in China, feel free to subscribe to the monthly newsletter! A photo from my trip to Qinghai Lake was featured if you want to check it out. Last weekend one of the English teachers, Vivi, invited me to her apartment […]

Ningbo Here I Come!

Ningbo Here I Come!

I FINALLY found out where I will be living next year: Ningbo, Zhejiang! While not on my original list, the more I learn about Ningbo, the more excited I am to live there next year. I’ll be working at Wuxiang Middle School, right on the outskirts of downtown. Ningbo is a medium to small sized […]

A Visit to Nanjing

A Visit to Nanjing

As all of you know, I listed Nanjing as my first choice for next year. Today I found a post on Ameson Year in China’s blog (apparently they have a blog?) about Nanjing! One of the employees at AYC took a trip to Nanjing while studying abroad and wrote a post about the city! Feel […]

I’m Officially 100% Moving Back to China!

I’m Officially 100% Moving Back to China!

As many of you may know, about a month ago I received a job offer with Ameson Year in China! I’ve been extremely busy trying to get all of the materials together: background checks, health clearances, and signed agreements etc, while simultaneously researching what city I want to live in next year. After much deliberation, […]