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Report teamkrejados 2016-5-5 10:33
ExileMick: It doesn't have to be logical to make sense.

Did you understand it eventually?
Sure  did. Thanks.
Report Sebin50 2016-4-3 08:10
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Report 紫竹三生 2014-9-19 13:03
   Richard,do you know who I am,I am very fond of you.
Report ☆DHD★ 2014-8-12 17:40
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Report RosieLux 2014-6-5 23:34
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Report moor_wanderer 2014-5-27 22:41
ExileMick: A country becomes the country that it is through the culmination of all the events in its history. Similarly, a man rises above the animal and becomes ...
I really appreciate your work!
I really should learn more and deeper of the language. Mere words and their meanings are never enough.
Thank you for correcting my mistakes again!
Report moor_wanderer 2014-5-27 22:39
ExileMick: A country becomes the country that it is through the culmination of all the events in its history. Similarly, a man rises above the animal and becomes ...
I really appreciate your work!
I really should learn more and deeper of the language. Mere words and their meanings are never enough.
Thank you for correcting my mistakes again!
Report ExileMick 2014-5-20 23:35
Thank you. I am old now and it is my homour to pass my knowledge to those younger in the hope that it may benefit them in their lives. I enjoy teaching English in China!
Report Kabisco751 2014-5-20 02:06
Hi, is great to be connected with you. You are most welcome.we can be liaising with each other sharing ideas,experience and knowledge.Cheers
Report tombai999 2014-4-16 15:08
aying students from my English corner. Some native English speaking teachers have suggested that you hold back and make them want more. I don't agree with this. Give it all to them. They'll love you for it and you'll still get enough students from it. Also, be faithful. Let them know that you are dedicated to teaching them. The only time we cancel is when its raining. Otherwise, I'm there every Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Rarely I'll have to teach elsewhere on Sunday. Also, get a Chinese bilingual to commit to helping you. Usually there's always someone in the crowd who will want to do that. Or, if you speak Chinese, then that's even better. If you know anyone in the media there, invite them to come. If you have anyone there who you are connected with in the media, you might innocently ask them how you can get more exposure to help others learn English. Here, there are only about 600 foreign teachers teaching English in a city of 12 million people. So very few people have access to a native English speaking teacher. I've been on the local news more than 20 times. I have rich and poor, old and young, students and blue collar workers, etc., come to our English corner here. There will be all kinds of people. You'll also likely encounter the occasional NEG person (loud mouthed, English speaking Chinese who wants to argue, contradict you, blah, blah, blah). I remind a person like that that I'm volunteering my time to help Chinese people. Usually they'll shut up and/or go away. You'll also likely see Chinese people from local training schools who will come and try to promote their schools. Just ignore them. Be nice to them but don't worry about them. Let them pass out their fliers or whatever. They will come to nothing so don't give them any thought. My biggest and best suggestion is, make sure and teach some lessons
Report tombai999 2014-4-16 15:07
ExileMick: Michael, thank you for your reply and thank you, too, for your advice.

I visited Nanning recently and participated in the English Corner there and g ...
Very good.

You're welcome.
Report tombai999 2014-4-16 15:07
Your response to "Chinese Hospitals from An American Perspective" was spot on! I too was incensed. Her title should have read: "Chinese Hospitals from ONE American's Perspective" because this pseudo-American does not agree with her.
Didn't want to cheer you on her page, hence this message.  
Wish you a good day.
Report teamkrejados 2014-4-15 23:42
Your response to "Chinese Hospitals from An American Perspective" was spot on! I too was incensed. Her title should have read: "Chinese Hospitals from ONE American's Perspective" because this pseudo-American does not agree with her.
Didn't want to cheer you on her page, hence this message.  
Wish you a good day.
Report seclusive 2014-3-7 15:57
  GOOD MORNING, SIR。
Report MichaelM 2013-12-4 02:19
ExileMick: Michael, thank you for your reply and thank you, too, for your advice.

I visited Nanning recently and participated in the English Corner there and g ...
Very good.

You're welcome.
Report MichaelM 2013-11-29 07:56
Never mind. I see it now.
Report MichaelM 2013-11-29 07:55
Richard, I sent a rather lengthy message but I'm not seeing it now. Let me know if you got it. Thanks, Michael
Report MichaelM 2013-11-29 07:49
ExileMick: Hello Michael,

My name is Richard. I have lived in Chongqing for almost three years and have been welcomed by the people here almost as though part o ...
Richard, I think it is great that you have the desire and heart to do this. I would say to pick a nice place, perhaps a park that is visible from a busy street. You'll get more people that way. When people start gathering, they'll be curious and stop to see what's going on. I think its a great idea to invite a lot of people to join you. Especially if they are Chinese learners. I don't know of any law though you might be questioned about it (I have been). But just keep it positive (no politics, government, religious or anything of controversy). I would get a portable whiteboard and a stand. Probably cost you about 150 yuan. I always teach a lesson for 1.5  to 2 hours. I also play guitar and teach them songs. Most English corners are only for practicing speaking with others. However, if you want to be a hit and have an impact, teach them simple lessons. Just start out with the typical pronoun/verb lessons of 'I am, You are, he/she/it is, we are, you are, they are'. Then give them some prepositional phrases to complete a statement. Do oral practice with them just as you would students in a class. Never be afraid to repeat lessons. You'll likely get a flow of people. Some people will stay with you the whole time. Others will come and go. Don't worry about it. Also, don't worry about how many you have. Imagine there's only two of you there and teach regardless of who comes, leaves or whatever. I'm sure you have business/name cards. If you don't, get some. I bought 500 here in Zhengzhou for 40 yuan. Pass them out to everyone that shows up there. If you're on QQ, be sure to include your QQ number on your card. Start a group for the English corner on QQ. A great way to stay in touch with them during the week. If any authorities approach you and question you, let them see that you are there only to teach English. I've had one come and question me. The Chinese people there told him to go mind his own business. He went away. Never had another problem. The big key is getting a group of people together near a busy street. Others will see and wonder what's going on. I got some banners printed (same width and length of my whiteboard) and put the words to songs on them. It's cheaper than passing out a piece of paper every time with the songs on it. I have two big binder clips that I use to attach the banners to the whiteboard. When I've finish with one song, I simply flip that banner over and go on to the next one. Another thing. Don't hold back in your teaching. I've gotten a lot of paying students from my English corner. Some native English speaking teachers have suggested that you hold back and make them want more. I don't agree with this. Give it all to them. They'll love you for it and you'll still get enough students from it. Also, be faithful. Let them know that you are dedicated to teaching them. The only time we cancel is when its raining. Otherwise, I'm there every Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Rarely I'll have to teach elsewhere on Sunday. Also, get a Chinese bilingual to commit to helping you. Usually there's always someone in the crowd who will want to do that. Or, if you speak Chinese, then that's even better. If you know anyone in the media there, invite them to come. If you have anyone there who you are connected with in the media, you might innocently ask them how you can get more exposure to help others learn English. Here, there are only about 600 foreign teachers teaching English in a city of 12 million people. So very few people have access to a native English speaking teacher. I've been on the local news more than 20 times. I have rich and poor, old and young, students and blue collar workers, etc., come to our English corner here. There will be all kinds of people. You'll also likely encounter the occasional NEG person (loud mouthed, English speaking Chinese who wants to argue, contradict you, blah, blah, blah). I remind a person like that that I'm volunteering my time to help Chinese people. Usually they'll shut up and/or go away. You'll also likely see Chinese people from local training schools who will come and try to promote their schools. Just ignore them. Be nice to them but don't worry about them. Let them pass out their fliers or whatever. They will come to nothing so don't give them any thought. My biggest and best suggestion is, make sure and teach some lessons. Don't just go there to practice English. As you give your time and effort, they will revere you and respect you. You'll get lunch invitations from them. You'll see a lot of gratitude from the people. I'm rambling and jumping around here but just saying what's coming to my mind. If you don't play guitar and want to play an instrument to teach songs, you might consider a ukulele. They are inexpensive (about 175 yuan) and very easy to play. You can look up chords and songs online for free. I teach them simple songs like 'Mary Had A Little Lamb', 'If You're Happy and You Know It', Don't Worry (Bob Marley's song 'Three Little Birds') and two songs that I wrote. If you're interested in my songs, I'll send you an MP3 of them along with the words. That's all I can think of right now. I appreciate the opportunity to help you and applaud you for your desire to do this. I'll help any way I can. All the best, Michael
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