Tuesday, October 30

Americans Don't Really Want to Teach in China

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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:
由于我在各种在线档案方面有十二年的教学经验,所以我一直都在接受“中国教育”的招聘工作。实际上,你也可能得到它们。如果你是一个有就业形象且可以呼吸的美国人,你可能是在中国教书的候选人。但我们不想这样做。即使那些最终做到这一点的人也不是真的想要。那么为什么不带孩子到杰克逊维尔学习呢?
我为孩子上一所学校写了一篇类似的文章。我用谷歌把它翻译成了几种语言,然后在第二年(当我们离开时),两名来自中国的新生出现了。我真的不知道他们住在哪里,或者他们如何在美国学校相处,但我知道那些孩子将不得不学习在该国中部学习的英语(堪萨斯州)。如果您在中国,如果您希望他们学习英语,请考虑将您的孩子送到美国。

">你来到那里的老师将不是我们所能提供的最好的,孩子们在沉浸式体验中学得更好。

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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