Our team of volunteer teachers and translators had a great experience at Anlong No. 1 High School in Guizhou Province this summer. We were welcomed like movie stars with flowers and lines of clapping students at the entrance gate. Theo, the young red-headed son of our music teacher, was especially celebrated with pictures and requests for autographs.
Our six key teachers where assisted by seven translators and other volunteers. We taught the regular English classes in the morning for three days and taught the teachers in the afternoons. The last two days we had our own Blessing Hands students in a relaxed fun curriculum.
It was a treat for the students to have real native English speakers teaching their English classes. In Chinese schools, the teachers change classes instead of the students, so they pile up their books on their personal desks. The 50+ students never meet other students since their class moves through the three years of high school in the same room. I sometimes used a microphone to be heard. Each class had a PowerPoint display and blackboard.
We had a fantastic month long trip to China. We will share more we did in later emails.
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