Tuesday, October 30

Americans Don't Really Want to Teach in China

Since I have twelve years of teaching experience on my various online profiles, I get the "teach in China" recruitment efforts all the time. Actually, you probably get them, too. If you are an American with an employment profile and can breathe, you probably are a candidate to teach in China. But we don't want to do it. Even those who end up doing it don't really want to. So why not bring the kids here to learn in Jacksonville?

I wrote an article kind of like this for my kids' last school. I translated it into several languages using Google, and then the next year (when we left), two new students from China showed up. I don't really know where they stayed or how they got along in an American school, but I do know those kids were going to have to learn English stuck in the middle of the country (Kansas). If you are in China, please consider sending your kids to America if you want them to learn English. The teachers you get to come over there will not be the best we have to offer, and kids learn better in immersion experiences.

I'd like to recommend Grace Lutheran School for your Chinese exchange experience. I'm not sure if it qualifies for whatever international accreditation might be necessary, but it's a good private school in Jacksonville. Even if Grace doesn't work out, I'd still like to see the Chinese look to Jacksonville as an option when it comes to education. When I was in Wisconsin, there was a Chinese-American school just down the block from my house, and those students chose several of the local Catholic and Lutheran schools to attend. Jacksonville would work just as well for this sort of dormitory-like experience. And there would be wonderful class trips to Disney and whatever else there is to do in Orlando without the higher prices of setting up your housing there.

Some photos of Grace
Some sports photos of Grace 

And in Chinese:

我想推荐Grace Lutheran School为您提供中文交流经验。我不确定它是否有资格获得任何国际认证,但它是杰克逊维尔的一所优秀的私立学校。但即使格雷斯没有成功,我仍然希望看到中国人把杰克逊维尔视为教育的一个选择。当我在威斯康星州的时候,在我家附近有一所华裔美国学校,那些学生选择了几所当地的天主教和路德学校参加。杰克逊维尔也可以为这种类似宿舍的体验工作。除了在那里设置住房的更高价格之外,还有很棒的迪士尼级别的旅行以及奥兰多的任何其他活动。 

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