15 Dec 2008
HUAIROU, Beijing Province:
Bleurgh not a good day for teaching today! Doing my final Culture Corner, which is about UNESCO World Heritage Sites... I find this interesting, but none of my students do! Especially as my Monday classes are my lowest ability classes and some of the words in the textbook are ridiculously difficult to explain!
Anyway, it was only three 45 minute sessions of hell, and next week I'm doing a Christmas lesson, so hopefully the students will have forgiven me by then!
In the evening Fan Ke Xin came round - her English name is Kate - a 16-year-old girl we're going to tutor for a few weeks before we leave Huairou. She seems lovely and very eager to learn, but her English is not great, so I think her lessons will be quite difficult to plan for!