One of the great side benefits of Chinese immersion is it exposes you to another culture. Getting to know some of our guest teachers from Taiwan and China has been an eye-opener for me, especially as I’ve come to better know the Chinese educational system.
For a great first-person account of what it’s like to attend school in China, check out this blog written by a travel writer/ mom who crosses the globe with her 11-year-old boy.
After three months attending a Chinese school her son has decided to call it quits. Learning the language hasn’t been easy. But the source of his angst is the back-breaking rigors of Chinese education – 70 hours a week of fast-pace instruction with little time after school or on weekends for hanging with friends.