Spring is coming! Or is it here already? The weather is warming up here in Beijing, and the heat has already been turned off in some places. I was born in the spring (actually, tomorrow is my birthday!), and I’ve always considered it to be one of my favorite seasons. I’m from Durham, North Carolina, […]
Harvey (刘洪波) and I had a lecture last night at 北广. It was quite a trip to get out there, but worth it to meet so many students. I’d been out to 北广 last year for a lecture, but this year was more exciting as we’re going to be offering 四级 for and 创新口语 classes […]
This is the first article in a series on ten different ways that you can improve your English. I’ll post a tip each week for the next ten weeks. The first tip in our series is “Know Your Reasons”. Whenever you approach any difficult task, it helps to know why you’re doing it. Knowing your […]
Here’s a list of creative new meanings for familiar words. My favorite: Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs. Can you think up any new meanings for familiar words? What about new meanings for familiar Chinese words? from Dowbrigade News
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I’ve never been to 矿业大学 before, so I’m excited about tonight’s lecture with Harvey and Hu Laoshi. It’s supposed to get down to -7˚C tonight, and the high winds will make it feel even colder, so I hope we don’t freeze!! Hope to see some of you there at the lecture. Coming up on this […]
Just got back from a lecture with Harvey (刘洪波) and Hu Laoshi at 北京理工大学. We had a great time and the students were very receptive. Harvey talked about primarily about vocabulary and culture, I talked about spoken English, and Hu Laoshi talked about the four different levels of listening. Our school is right across the […]
According to this article, the number of foreign students applying to US universities dropped by five percent this year. For Chinese students the figure was even higher: But the CGS said challenges remain. Applications from the two largest source countries, China and India, are down 13 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Students from those countries […]