Tag Archives: ESL

English Corner: Come One, Come All

On Wednesday afternoons at the maritime university, you could find me in Dining Hall 2 most likely standing on a fuzzy red stage, dodgy microphone in hand. Being a “foreign expert”, my presence and native tongue is requested weekly at the school’s … Continue reading

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Wat Kudi Lai: Escape to Thailand (Part I)

I eagerly departed from China, the climate a biting 37 F and the sun still asleep. Half a day later, I stepped out of the Bangkok airport and into an airless and ovenlike 93 F, poorly overdressed in thick jeans and … Continue reading

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Chalk Dust

It’s a quarter past eight in the morning. I’m on a mission to savor a cup of coffee at the only place around here that serves a strong java without all the sugar and cream, Starbucks. The haze is thick … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Ms. Reese

I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) to 686 freshman boys at a marine engineering university. This is my first year of teaching. After re-reading that statement I see how ridiculous it must sound. But, hey. I’m in China, a … Continue reading

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