Friday, March 2, 2018
Fast Times At Zhangjiagang High
Since I showed you the Liangfeng campus, I should probably give you the tour of where I'm actually teaching.
I have been able to eat with a few teachers who speak some English, which has been nice. I became WeChat friends with one of them, and through that, I was invited to become part of the regular teachers' volleyball game. A large group of them get together every afternoon in the gym to play for a few hours. It's more friendly than competitive, and it's a lot of fun. Of course, it's also a great way to meet people here, too. The players have their own WeChat group (and WeChat translates English to Chinese and vice versa), so along with the games, we get some fun conversations going.
The kids find it amusing, though.
I even got a paper heart from one of the students at the end of the period.
So far, the experience has been genuinely heartwarming and uplifting. This is already feeling like a great decision.
One more class to go, and then comes the weekend... along with some intense lesson planning for next week. Now that my introductory week is almost over, I have to come up with something compelling for next week's classes!