Teach English in BaogedawulAzongchang - Xilinguole Meng — Xilin Gol

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It is a beautiful Sunday morning and my family, and I have returned from Church. After a wonderful service, we joined our friends for lunch. The conversation was stimulating. Discussions were varied and at times we discussed the Bible or current events. Guests at the table had varying opinions, yet no one was fearful of sharing their thoughts. Our dress was varied, to say the least. Some came in shorts and sandals. While others were more business casual. Upon our return to our home, we turned on the television to update ourselves on current events. Until I considered teaching English in a foreign country, I had taken these daily activities and dress as common place. As an American, I have the benefits of many freedoms which I possibly take for granted. My ability to speak and worship freely, my ability to travel without restriction and to make personal choices have never been challenged. There is still much that needs to be done before I can apply for positions teaching English as a second language. I have always had a fascination with Asia. Having traveled there, I love the people, the culture and of course, the food. If I had to pick a dream destination, China and Thailand would be among my first choices. Prior, I will definitely do the homework on the culture. Having traveled the world, I am not oblivious to cultural differences. However, I do realize, should I take a position in China I would need to be even more cognoscente of my behavior or I will have severe challenges. China is a culture which is rich in history with a Communist or Collectivist government. While I tend to think on a “individual” level, they tend to think in terms of a group. Religion, while guaranteed by their constitution, is not practiced in their country. Free speech is not practiced and is not embraced. A challenge would certain be to an observer and not a contributor to topics of religion or politics. As an American woman, we do practice a certain business dress code which I do not find a challenge if teaching in China. What I may find a challenge, is determining what is too business casual. When I think of China, I think in terms of bright colors; however, this is not to be employed with dress. High heels…. what women does not love high heels? A challenge would be in obtaining a new shoe collection of low-heeled conservative shoes. This is a challenge. Having been a standup comedian and actor, I can easily take on the physical art of conversation in a foreign country. Physical constraint will be important. No finger pointing or use of the closed hands during a conversation will be important. Use your mouth to speak only. As an American, social greetings usually involve hugging or handshakes. This is a definite NO in China. If teaching Business English, it will be important to adhere to the business culture. Promptness is a must. Prior to offering a hand to shake, determine if you should bow. This is usual the most accepted form of greeting. Always us formal titles. Respect is valued. When teaching a Business Manager and his Secretary, offer both respect; however, keeping in mind the Manager’s status. Always accept a business card with two hands. Always allow the Chinese Students to leave first. Obviously, there are more challenges to teaching in a foreign country; however, in conclusion, none of them should prevent you from the challenge. One must take the time to study the culture and people before the assignment. The experience is worth the investment, since it cannot be recreated anywhere else. A “challenge” should not be an “obstacle”.