This is a history of my language learning and teaching for my Language Teacher Education class.
Created by pupukat on Jan 11, 2009
Last updated: 03/10/10 at 09:26 PM
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I studied Chinese online through chinesepod.
I made one last attempt to study Chinese at the University of Minnesota.
I ran two language schools in two different cities, Xiamen and Quanzhou.
I was the Academic Director of a language school in Santa Barbara, California.
I studied Japanese, Greek, Spanish, Vietnamese and Italian with books, tapes, CDs, online or in adult education.
I taught English at Xiamen Teachers' College. My students were primary and middle school teachers studying to get their teaching license. I taught 8 hours every Sunday just to get connections with an important person in the Chinese government. First time teaching reading.
I started my own language school in Xiamen. Our first started in February 1999 and we had 160 students the first term! We offered English, Japanese, French, German, Cantonese and Chinese courses. I left back to America from 2002 to 2004. The picture is of the street the school was on.
I studied Chinese full-time at Xiamen University.
I taught business English in Chengdu, China. I taught students from Kodak, Pepsi, 3M and many other companies.
I taught English at a private language school in Seoul, South Korea.
I did a three-month TEFL Certificate course.
I taught English at a university in Chengdu, China.
I studied Chinese on my own and with tutors throughout my stay in China.
I taught English at a middle school in Guangzhou and at Procter and Gamble.
I took part in a six-week preparation to live in China course in Bellingham, Washington. Unfortunately, there was really no teacher training.B
I tutored a Chinese immigrant who in return would cook really good, authentic Chinese food.
From a flip of coin, I studied Chinese at the University of Minnesota for fun.
I traveled around Europe before returning to the U.S. I learned French, Spanish, Italian and Polish from a Berlitz phrasebook and people I met along the way. The French were wonderful. It was so much fun!
I studied German in Vienna, Austria. I loved the city, the people and the food, but I still couldn't learn German.
I studied German for four semesters in college. I hated every minute of it.
My high school German was my first attempt at studying a foreign language.