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About connieinchina

I have been in the Asia region for 18 years as an English language teacher. 13 of those have been spent with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese NGO that works in all areas of development for the Chinese people. Amity teachers are placed at small colleges throughout China as instructors of English language majors in the education field. In other words, my students will one day be English teachers themselves in their small villages or towns once they graduate. Currently, this is my second year in Guangxi Province at the 3-year college, Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities. The college is located in smalltown longzhou, 1 hour from the Vietnam border.

Heading Back to China

It’s time! After 11 weeks of being in the US, including 8 weeks of driving about the countryside backroads and Interstates of Illinois, I am heading back to Asia.  I met so many wonderful people and thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories … Continue reading

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Back again! Reporting from America

It’s been quite some time since updating my website. Computer problems and then just being extremely busy during the Spring school semester delayed my blog reports.  The computer has now been replaced as of 3 days ago (Best Buy to … Continue reading

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Stanley’s Trip to the Countryside (Cont.)

      Please read the previous entry for explanation of Flat Stanley.  Here he continues his adventures in China, with a visit to the countryside. Stanley learns that  most city people have money but countryside folk do not.  There … Continue reading

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Flat Stanley Comes for a Visit

Those of you who are teachers, or are young enough to remember participating in this geography lesson, will know the familiar name of Flat Stanley. This is an elementary school project that has been floating around for awhile.  The project’s name … Continue reading

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Time for an Update!

Time for catching up The last entry left you all hanging concerning the return to China after the Chinese New Year holidays. How is the English Center coming along?  How has the new semester been going?  What worthwhile events have … Continue reading

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The English Language Resource Center: A Campus Project Finally Underway

Those of you on my newsletter list will most likely remember my Page 4 call-for-help on several items.  One of those was a photo of a sparsely-furnished room, with the caption “Help fill our new English Language Resource Center.  Email … Continue reading

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Heading back to China!

My Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) vacation in the States is nearing to an end. I will be flying out tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 7) from Indianapolis to Detroit to Beijing to Chengdu.  In Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan, I … Continue reading

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