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Native English Speaker (USA), IBDP Grad (2006), English Major (BA), with customer service, sales, administration, project leadership, and teaching/tutoring/training experience both in the US and China.
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kuriku

Feb 24, 2016 23:18

Articles : kuriku commented on news A Second Education: 4 Exams and Tests Expats Can Take in China

Rather than A-levels, which I see was taken out, you could replace it with IELTS (similar to SATs, but more adults take it) or TOEFL (for non native speakers). I also think the HSK could've been expanded on here. Full Comment>>

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May 27, 2015 10:57

Blogs : kuriku commented on adamhorton 's blog Speaking A New Language Means Creating A New Personality

As someone who learned three languages by age 3, I completely agree with this post. I definitely feel that the languages make me sound different and appear different, and changing the manner in which I speak is very difficult. When I speak Chinese I feel like I turn into a little girl who knows better than to speak ... Full Comment>>

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May 22, 2015 15:45

Articles : kuriku commented on news When to Hold Your Tongue: The Importance of Respecting “Face”

Since your students are going abroad to study, I'm going to assume you work for a private school/center/agency with a high price tag. Most likely you're not allowed to tell parents their kids are special needs because that would mean they'd have to refund the retainer and change to an institution with special ed ... Full Comment>>

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May 06, 2015 14:26

Articles : kuriku commented on news Why Isn't My Child Fluent Already? How Chinese Parents and Schools See Foreign Teachers

Two points... 1. I would not hire a native speaker to teach my child Spanish, because obviously a native speaker doesn't know the difficulties a non-native speaker has in learning their language. I would hire someone who speaks the same language as my child, but who has mastered the language (proof that they're good ... Full Comment>>

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Apr 13, 2015 23:17

Articles : kuriku commented on news Credit Cards, Cooking, and Criticism: 16 Differences Between Americans and Chinese

This was in a Chinese Wechat feed. Isn't it nice to know what the locals think of us? Full Comment>>

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kuriku

Mar 29, 2015 13:07

Around China : kuriku commented on news Guangzhou Railway Station Knife Attack: 10 Injured

Not that I'm in support of their actions, but I believe the rationale behind attack innocent people in public places is a form of rebellion against the government, and serves as a msg to the rest of the population: Your government can't protect you. It's an invitation to let others question the government, for as we ... Full Comment>>

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kuriku

Mar 29, 2015 02:03

Around China : kuriku commented on news Wuhan College Students Made to Run Laps as Punishment for Failing Class

Is it the exertion that works or the shame for having to run that works? Full Comment>>

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kuriku

Mar 29, 2015 02:00

(Chengdu) Features : kuriku commented on news What’d you Say? An Introduction to the Sichuanese Mandarin Dialect

Wow, this is really informative and accurate. Full Comment>>

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Mar 29, 2015 01:53

Around China : kuriku commented on news Mainland Visitors Protest Smuggling Stereotypes in Hong Kong: “I Do Not Shop in Hong Kong”

I think it's interesting for mainlanders who can afford to shop in France to boycott shopping in HK--because obviously it's going to be cheaper in another country, and hey, even if it's not, it's not like they're lacking the funds to buy overpriced stuff. The people who are shopping in HK, smuggling, or just ... Full Comment>>

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kuriku

Mar 29, 2015 01:35

Around China : kuriku commented on news 29% of International Students in the US are Chinese

US Colleges banking on Chinese. Combined with immigration stats and Obama's new policies, makes you wonder who's got the upper hand--US or China? Is the US benefiting from Chinese spending, or are the Chinese benefiting by taking over US land and assets? Soon they will also be taking over study seats and jobs... Full Comment>>

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Mar 29, 2015 01:28

Around China : kuriku commented on news 30% of Chinese Households Reported Domestic Violence in Survey

It's be interesting if they could link domestic violence to alcoholism in china... Full Comment>>

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kuriku

Mar 28, 2015 13:02

Articles : kuriku commented on news How to Recognize a “Face Job” When Applying for Jobs in China

The best way to know if it's a face job? Have your ethnic-looking native speaker apply for the same job and see what response they get (if any). Usually the response is something along the lines of: "we need a white person" Full Comment>>

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Mar 12, 2015 12:42

Articles : kuriku commented on news Settling Down in China? Understanding The Chinese Spousal Visa

You can also apply for a Q2 visa outside of China, which is especially useful if you decide to have a baby in another country. The application requirements are the same as an L visa, plus marriage certificate. When I got mine, I was able to get 180 days multiple entry for 300 euros (2,400rmb at 1:8), which will last ... Full Comment>>

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