The first semester at Tsinghua University’s Academic Bridge Program came to a close last week with final exams and lots of grading. Despite long to do lists, students and teachers were excited to be finishing up with work and having nearly a month off. I am too.
To celebrate, I would like to share some additional memories of fall (and winter) 2009 at ABP:
Next semester, I will be teaching two subjects – Critical Thinking and English for Academic Purposes (combination of writing, reading, listening, speaking). I will teach each subject to two classes of students. Each of the four classes will have five hours per week with me. Unfortunately, unlike this past semester, I won’t have Monday to work from home and prepare.
Because ABP’s next semester starts at the end of February, we have about a month off. For three of those weeks, I will be doing some part time work as a tutor and as a teacher in a winter camp called “New Oriental – Elite.” For one of those weeks, Tian’s parents will be joining us in Beijing to celebrate the Chinese New Year. I’ll keep you posted on all of these adventures.