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I'm in the middle of my 2nd short-term TESOL contract in China. I was at EF English First Jiaxing, China from June - August 2006; now I'm with EF English First in Qinhuangdao until August 12th 2007.

I've worked with students of all ages, except kindergarten, and taught all levels from beginners through university, but only for short periods of time. The longest I've had any classes so far is for 2Ach/day. 5 days per week over 8 weeks.

I love the work and most students. Happy to be here!
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Welcome abroad and if you have any questions then please feel free to ask!
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Hi there!

I'm teaching in Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan. Where exactly is Qinhuangdao?

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Hi,

Qinhuangdao - or QHD is located between 38.54' north latitude and 119.36' east longitude on the northwestern coast of the Bohai Gulf and the northeast part of Hebei province. It's just about straight East from Beijing -- just a bit South.

The Eastern end of the Great Wall is in the Shanhaiguan District of QHD, about a 20 minute taxi ride from my flat.

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I see...

Sounds like a mere 24 hours or so away from here (by train).

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You've got a nice perch to see changes in China. Do you think the Olympics will be a big success?
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Personally, I don't. Many of my students (English for tourism majors) are very excited for the influx of visitors. They think that people will travel all over China and fall in love with it. As someone with a fair amount of experience traveling domestically in China, I doubt this very much. For me, the domestic tourism infrastructure is very unappealing -- tour buses, loud speakers, over crowding and concrete EVERYWHERE. Even national parks are full of these things. Plus, as a result of the cultural revolution, there is very little authentic culture to be found. There are "culture parks" which offer Disney-like experiences, and reproductions of historical towns, but nothing that (in my experience) foreign tourists find very interesting.

Plus, a lack of foresight and adequate planning are hallmarks of Chinese bureaucracy. These will not contribute to a successful Olympics. The air pollution alone has already started to get a lot of international media attention. Several countries have advised their teams to come to China as late as possible to avoid air pollution and food poisoning. This doesn't bode well.

Full disclosure: I've been in China for about 8 months and will not be staying after my contract is up. I also spent 5 years in Taiwan.
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