My name is Nina. I am an American in China. I teach Conversational English to Doctoral students in Tianjin University. After just finishing up a break after the past two semesters, it is time for a short, 4 week English summer camp. When the summer camp ends, so does my two years in China. I hope to come back to China one day. I feel I have taken more than I have given and I should come back later to make up for that. I have learned much about China's culture, people, food, and most importantly the value the Chinese people place on friendship and family. It is a magnificent thing.
I have started this community not only as a way for me to keep in touch with my students, but most especially as way for my students interact with each other in English.
I have been very busy over the past few days. I just got back into Tianjin Thursday from a wonderful trip to Wuxi, Nanjing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. Now it is time to focus on the Tianjin University summer camp that starts tomorrow. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things...even if it is only for a little while :)