Chronicles of Nanyang - Back in China

This article series is from a Hills Learning student, Loraine, who took our intensive course over the summer of 2012. She writes about living in China and her experiences learning about the Chinese language and culture. Dear Friends, After spending the summer in the U.S. visiting family and friends, I’ve returned to China to work for a second year at Nanyang Normal University.  It’s been wonderful to get back to all of the things that made my first year here so special—the students, my ...

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Chronicles of Nanyang - The Spring Semester

This article series is from a Hills Learning student, Loraine, who took our intensive course over the summer of 2012. She writes about living in China and her experiences learning about the Chinese language and culture. Dear Friends, So much has happened since my last update, both for me personally and in the world.  My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  It’s hard to be outside of the U.S. at times like this, and I thank all of you who ...

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Chronicles of Nanyang - Lantern Festival and Reflections

This article series is from a Hills Learning student, Loraine, who took our intensive course over the summer of 2012. She writes about living in China and her experiences learning about the Chinese language and culture.   Dear Friends, Ni hao from Nanyang.  Spring has been slow in coming to China, here one day and gone the next.  We are all still wearing our coats, both indoors and out. In my last letter, I had just come back from my winter travels and Chinese new year.  But ...

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Chronicles from Nanyang - Happy Chinese New Year

This article series is from a Hills Learning student, Loraine, who took our intensive course over the summer of 2012. She writes about living in China and her experiences learning about the Chinese language and culture. Dear Friends, I hope the year 2013 is off to a great start.  Here in China, we’re getting ready for yet another new year, this one according to the lunar calendar.  The coming year will be the year of the snake, and it will begin on February 10th.  What most Chinese ...

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