Summer China Travel and Teaching Program

The Summer China Travel and Teaching Program is an educational program that promotes US-China cultural exchange and EFL education in China.  I had this unique experience to tour in China in exchange for providing 12 days of English instruction for Chinese students in 2008 in Tongxiang, and again in 2011 in Nanjing. I taught English…

Paris in SoCal!

Wonderful gastronomic recommendations from COACH Team Members Silvia Battigalli and Christine Chesnot Silvia’s recommendations… Babette Bakery: Miam, Miam! 1404 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813 It is great to have this wonderful bakery just a block from the school where I teach. Every time I organize a ‘dégustation’ for my classes, I can pop in…

Travels with Herr Harrell: Serendipity in Small-town Germany

I was travelling on a rail pass and wanted to visit the small German town of Detmold so I could see the Arminius memorial and falconry center there. Arriving on Saturday afternoon from Cologne, I figured I could find a room in a small hotel or bed and breakfast. Little did I know that there…