Interview with Liam



How long have you been in Chengdu/China and how long do you plan to stay?

Been in china a year a half and I plan to stay indefinitely as I am married.
Why did you choose to come to Chengdu/Sichuan and what do you like most about this part of China?
I decided to come to China as I wanted a new experience and to see a different culture. The weather was 1 reason I chose Sichuan as it is more similar to a British climate and it isn’t this too cold in the winter compared with up north.

Where do you teach/have been teaching and what age groups? What are the good and bad sides of that age group?
I now teach in Leshan with middle school students who are 13/14. Positives include that the standard can he quite high so you can have lots of fun spinning different ideas and classes don’t have to be so basic. A negative would be that by this age students have there own ideas and are going through puberty so some can have attitude problems and it f they don’t want to learn they will just not try or try and disrupt the lessons.


What has been the most rewarding part of this experience and what will you do next?
Most rewarding thing about coming to China was finding my wife and beginning to settle full time in a country knowing that I want to be here and settle here full time instead of travelling to all different countries in search of something.
Would you recommend coming to live and teach in Chengdu?
Yes I would recommend coming to China and in particularly Sichuan, it’s a big world and everyone should try and experience different countries and cultures.


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