China’s nearly 300 million students will be studying “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” this coming school year, according to guidelines published by the Ministry of...
Oct 17, 2019
Two Americans, Jacob Harlan and Alyssa Petersen, were detained in Jiangsu Province in late October, and the company they work for, China Horizons, has closed down. Harlan is the owner and Petersen is the director of the company....
Nov 2, 2013
Marketplace’s China correspondent Rob Schmitz reunites with friends and former students he met...
Oct 25, 2013
At Sinosphere, Dan Levin examines the idiosyncratic names that some Chinese English-speakers pick...
Nov 21, 2011
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports in its “China Conundrum” series that many prospective Chinese applicants to U.S. colleges can afford to pay full tuition but lack the necessary English-language ability,...
Mar 16, 2010
Danwei reports on the sudden closure of four English language schools in China, which have left in their wake stranded students, unpaid staff, and bewildered joint venture partners: In almost every case the founders and owners...
Oct 17, 2008
Canadian journalist Joyce Lau writes in her blog about some observations about teaching English in Hong Kong, wherein her brother was denied a teaching post, even though he was a native speaker of English: A potential employer...
Sep 17, 2007
From The Global Voices Online: Crazy English is a private education agency in which the founder Li Yang advocates a new method to study English; namely, to shout out antiquated English phrases and seize every chance to approach an English speaker for a conversation, all for sweeping the shyness away. Learners should scream deafening English […]
Sep 10, 2006
From AP, via The Taipei Times: Long hours, unpaid salaries, leaky pipes, ants and physical threats spark tutors’ outraged cries. Tanya Davis fled Jizhou No. 1 Middle School one winter morning in March before the sun rose over the surrounding cotton fields covered with stubble from last fall’s crop. In the nine months Davis and […]
Aug 12, 2006
From the Standard: As China opens up to the world, public and private English-language schools are proliferating. While most treat their foreign teachers decently, and monthly wages can run to US$1,000 (HK$7,800) plus board, lodging and even airfare home, complaints about bad experiences in fly-by-night operations are on the rise. The British Embassy in Beijing […]
Sep 26, 2005
From the New York Times: Two innocents abroad learn the limits of American idealism – or the limits of their own, at least – in “No Foreigners Beyond This Point,” Warren Leight‘s wistfully funny new play about the difficulty of doing good in a society rigged to accommodate only more cynical transactions. Produced by the […]
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