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July 2014 Blog Posts (3)

We forgot to teach the 3 most important words in English

Last summer, somewhere 37,000ft above the Middle East, in line for the bathroom, I overheard these words: "They're so rude. They never say please or thank you."

You get no prizes for guessing who the flight attendant was complaining about: the hapless Chinese passengers on the VS251 from Pudong to Heathrow.

Every year China spends $2.1 billion on English language education to help its people interact with the rest of the world and every year 100,000 foreign teachers move to China…

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Added by Ross Thorburn on July 30, 2014 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Extremely Grateful and Excited!

My name is Ryan Riddick and I'm joining the September Beijing crew! I've studied Chinese for 5 years at University of Oregon however my skills have suffered after a year in Dickinson, North Dakota. time to get back to what I'm passionate about while trying something new. Moving to Beijing and teaching English is a good place to start. Looking forward to meeting new people and enjoying new experiences in China.

再见 朋友们!!!

Added by Ryan Riddick on July 11, 2014 at 8:14am — No Comments

Echo, echo, echo

Who do you think the following exchange is taking place between?

A: What are you doing this weekend?

B: What are you doing this weekend?

A: Maybe I’ll go to the cinema.

B: Maybe I’ll go to the cinema.

A: Really?

B: Really?

A: What?

B: What?

Were the participants:

1. Person A and their talkative parrot?

2. Person A and their annoying younger sister?

3. Person A and their English Language Teacher?

Sadly, the most likely scenario for…

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Added by Ross Thorburn on July 9, 2014 at 4:11pm — 1 Comment

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