‘We’re in the endgame now’

That has both literal and metaphorical meaning. Avengers: Endgame was released in China last week, before the UK or US. I will not say how many times I have seen the film, only that it is more than once. I do not actually mind spoilers, but I know a lot of people do, and I …

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Introductions (again)

Yesterday was my first class – the second-year culture class. For some reason, all students except freshers begin in week 1 of the semester. Freshers begin in week 2. Their classes will be pretty straight-forward I think; I intend just to do the same as what I did with my classes last year (the class …

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In praise of … praise

It is always nice to receive positive feedback. My students have the opportunity to fill in online comments about their teachers. This is all done in Chinese, but Google translate browser extension translates the Chinese into English. Not everyone has filled in a comment, but it is interesting to read those that have. Maybe because …

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From one end of the campus, to the other

Despite the poor quality of the exam this semester (as well as last), one of the things I have noticed, which makes me smile, is when all the students hear the answers and them down, at the same time. For reasons beyond comprehension, there is no question paper for each individual student. Instead, the questions …

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