My 6 hours a week of Chinese language lessons are continuing well. Cathy is proving to be a very reliable, able and patient teacher. As well as feeling that my Chinese is improving gradually, it's also fascinating to be a language student once again. It's giving me a real insight into how my own students act and feel. When my concentration lapses I find myself making silly comments in English to my fellow student Peter - just as my own students whisper little things to each other in Chinese. If Cathy speaks too quickly, there is a familiar stony silence which I recognise all too well from when I sometimes gabble in class. And when Cathy pulls out flashcards or introduces a simple game, I can feel myself regaining focus and getting excited - just as my students do. It's a learning process for me on so many different levels. I'm really enjoying it.
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