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The Howling Pigeons of Long Hu: and other stories about the fun and games of teaching ESL in rural China by [Wickham, Ruth]
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Length: 92 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Most people either travel or long to travel. But what if you could travel and delve into other cultures without just being a tourist? Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) overseas is an opportunity to do just that.
Our lives were ‘normal’ – as in stressful, busy, and expensive – with both of us teaching school, caring for our four grown or teenage offspring, and going backwards financially. In August 2004, when our youngest daughter was nearing the end of her final year in high school, my husband, Peter, and I both quit our jobs and ran away to China.
We were already experienced teachers, but there are short courses available to prepare English speakers from any backgrounds for the experience of a life-time, doubtless a life-changing experience, teaching English in many overseas countries.
If you are considering the possibility, or have tried it and would like to compare experiences, or if you just enjoy reading stories about cross-cultural experiences, then this book is for you. Read, enjoy, and try it yourself!

About the Author

After nearly 20 years as a primary school teacher, Ruth Wickham and her husband left the comforts of home in Australia and went to teach ESL in rural China for a year. Following that they taught a second year in Wuxi (near Shanghai) and then moved on to Turkey, the UK, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and most recently spent three and a half years as Training Fellows in Malaysia.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 608 KB
  • Print Length: 92 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00VBN1GUS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,257,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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