Category Archives: Charlen McNeil: Spring 2015

Charlen McNeil: 5 Things You Need To Know About Teaching in China

Be patient!!!! Remember that no matter what age group you have, English is their second language. No, they don’t understand you and no, they shouldn’t be expected to understand you. You are here to teach them. Just because they can … Continue reading

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Charlen McNeil: Xi’an Cultural Excursion

No amount of preparation could ever prepare me for the train ride to Xi’an. Normally when I think of a sleeper train, I refer back to the Amtrak sleeper cars my family used to take to Florida. However, this train … Continue reading

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Charlen McNeil: Food!

Chinese food in Chengdu is very different from Chinese food in the states. So much so, that I’m not quite sure why we call the food back home Chinese. Here, the food has more flavor and so many different tastes … Continue reading

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Charlen McNeil: Being Black in China

During our pre-departure meeting, I was told what to expect as a Black person in China.  I researched the subject, watched YouTube videos, read articles, and asked friends who had been before about their experience here. Everything I saw or … Continue reading

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