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August 31, 2013


Foreign teacher dances with students

english-teacher-china.jpgWhile I'm sure this program was enjoyable and beneficial for all involved, the post by the Chinese State Administration for Foreign Experts Affairs reads as much like propaganda as news. The headline is just so...understated.

The 2nd international English summer camp was hosted in Xiuwen international academy, at the city of Zibo, Shandong province, with support from the city’s human resources and social security bureau and the foreign expert affairs office.

There were 500 primary and secondary school students and 22 foreign teachers from Britain, Canada and Australia taking part in the 14-day camp, which started July 11, with a curriculum based on foreign teaching, which was flexible, humorous and interactive.

There were many activities held by the students, such as an English song program, evening campfire parties and dance parties, which helped the young people improve their English proficiency and their sense of self and practical skills, and gave the Chinese students a taste of foreign culture and history.

One international teacher, who was really impressed by the people of Zibo’s beauty and hospitality, commented, “The locals are very enthusiastic and their specialties taste delicious,” then added, “The students are quite smart, lovely and polite, and say ‘Hello’ to me in English every time I see them.”

Original article from State Administration for Foreign Experts Affairs.

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