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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.

The College Semester Ends; The Summer Begins

“Shame on you!” That was the report from my mom, who has been chastising me for the lack of reports from China which used to fill this site a bit more often than has these past months. Since the summer … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!!!

My home, at the moment, is filled with the scent of lilies and the remembrance of Easter past in my childhood, where coloring eggs and Easter displays on the dining room table invited us all to celebrate this special religious … Continue reading

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Finishing up my “To Do” list: A Historical Relic Homesick for Home

This afternoon, I headed off to Plainfield, Indiana (near the airport), for my hotel overnight before flying out from Indianapolis to begin my journey tomorrow, back to China.  My brother chauffeured me the 1 1/2 hours on I-70 to the … Continue reading

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Luzhou Applies to be A National Civilized City (全国文明城市)  

       During the past few years, Luzhou has been working toward becoming a National Civilized City. This prestigious honor ranks a city as being economically, environmentally, politically and socially excellent. The movement itself began in 2003, with  10 … Continue reading

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Luzhou Protestant Church Christmas Worship Services

  To finish off my Christmas celebrations, it’s only fitting to end with the Luzhou Protestant Church worship services. This past year, the Everlasting Love adult choir, of which I am a member, was asked to participate in both the … Continue reading

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Christmas Activity Night at My College

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Before adding the next posting, Christmas at the Luzhou Protestant Church, I’ll include a short mentionable concerning the campus Christmas Activity Night. The Idea Emerges A few years ago, I had an idea that my Christmas lessons shouldn’t be just … Continue reading

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Playing Catch-up: Christmas 2018 at My College

Since you missed all the Christmas visuals, let me take you through some pictures of my holiday events at my school. Christmas in My Classroom My freshmen get the full 2-part lesson of Christmas:  Part 1 is the religious explanation … Continue reading

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