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Dear family and friends,
I may have a window to write in this blog. I am in the hallway at Beijing Royal High School in Beijing. This is the best place for WIFI access and there are kids lining the wall trying to chat with friends and family. I may get kicked off but I will try to at least write.
We spent our last night in Shandong and got up early, at 5:45 am to catch a bullet ...
... are primarily here to make good friends, learn about another culture, and speak Chinese. I have found that learning something so different, that it not only changes you, it increases your understanding and character. It doesn't take away for your core, it adds another level.
Tomorrow at 8:30 am we will head out with our Chinese partners for an ancient street here in Zhoucun to shop and sightsee.
... best essay(s). There will also be a prize for the best photos/videos taken on the trip.
It is also a day of preparation and testing for the kids. In Chinese high schools (10th-12th grades), the kids spend their 12th grade year reviewing for the "Gao kao3." This is similar to our SAT or ACT, except this test alone can determine what university you are able to attend. However, most ...
... test is a preparatory test to taking the HSK and HSKK tests. The HSK and HSKK are required to study Chinese in China, receive scholarships to Chinese universities, etc. The HSK is written and comprehension and the HSKK is spoken.
The kids are preparing to take the YCT on Friday and so they reviewed today and learned a song. The weather was great today, high 70's and rainy. We decided to attend Taichi again in the afternoon. Instead ...
... of them on very famous and we toured the lake and springs with a local guide.
Skylar's friend who stayed with them in the U.S. was here to see Skylar. He and his cousin were able to go with us to the Springs and lake this afternoon. We all went out to dinner off campus at a local restaurant that served some western and eastern mixed dishes. It was great for them to see each other and we enjoyed their ...