Freshman oral English (2 sections)
Junior writing (2 sections)
Junior video (2 sections)
You may notice some irony here -- how is the girl who never watches movies teaching a movie class? I will be learning along with my students and getting some help from my movie-savvy teammate.
Regarding my teaching schedule, here are some reflections on ways that China is NOT like the U.S.
1) China maybe flies by the seat of its pants. I don't think an American department would feel comfortable making their class schedules 3 days before the start of classes, and I don't think American teachers would feel comfortable having only 3 days to plan their courses!
2) China is maybe not as information-hungry as the U.S. As an American, there are lots of pieces of information I would like to know right now, such as: How many students will I have? When is the October holiday? When does the semester end? What does the department expect of me?
But alas, this information-hungry American will just have to wait. I have never even met or corresponded with any member of the department. I have not been given class lists or textbooks. I don't really know what's going on. And it's OK! It will all get figured out, and it's all in His hands. Here's to a new start -- I'll be teaching my first class at 8 a.m. Monday morning. :)