As a newcomer to China I was bamboozled by everything I had to learn, but there was no information available apart from scouring many websites. My new book contains all you need to know about living in China and how to cope in a country where English is sparse and you can’t read or speak Chinese.
Please check out my new book on living in China, China or Bust, a rookie’s guide to living and surviving in China as an ESL teacher. You might also like to check my LinkedIn profile.
If you have any business association with China, this book is for you, your staff or acquaintances. If you are a recruiter for teaching, your contacts will greatly benefit from this information.
PS. I will let you know once my book is published in Chinese too.
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Lana, staid, predictable, suffering from ‘empty nest syndrome’ needed a change. After spending most of her 40 years of marriage rearing her family and caring for elderly parents, she proposed a change of mammoth proportions.
After attending an information evening about teaching English in China, she and her husband went back to school, got TESOL qualifications, arranged a job in a small university, and headed off to the unknown, where they couldn’t speak one word of the language.
Their first 24 hours were a roller coaster experience of crazy taxi drivers, pick pockets, hotel staff that couldn’t speak English, being thumb-printed at the police station and trying to sleep on beds as hard as cricket bats. From there it just got worse.
Slowly but surely, they made friends and came to love their little corner of China, building a deep relationship with their students and fellow teachers. They relished their work teaching the Chinese students and were elated as their hard work bore fruit.
This book is a whirl-wind story of their highs and lows, adventures and challenges. Hold on to your hats!
Currently being translated in Chinese for publication by Xiamen University Press late 2013.
‘China or Bust’ – Lana Kerr
$16.95 AUD plus $5.00 postage in Australia