« ESL Teachers - Plan for Free Time | Main | Greetings ESL Teachers From Pennsyltucky, USA! »

September 27, 2005

September 2005 ESL Instruct Feedback and Comments

ESL Newsletter Feedback2.jpg

"The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism." ~ Wole Soyinka

Thanks for visiting my site!

Or, blog, or whatever we are defining these online journals as these days.

I'd like to hear your comments and feedback on the ESL Instruct newsletter. Please let me know what you think here and thanks for visiting.


Lee Hobbs
ESL Instruct, Editor-in-chief

Posted by lhobbs at September 27, 2005 04:14 AM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference September 2005 ESL Instruct Feedback and Comments:

» September 2005 ESL Instruct Feedback and Comments from ESL Lesson Plan
I'd like to hear your comments and feedback on the ESL Instruct newsletter. Please let me know newsletter. Please let me know [Read More]

Tracked on November 13, 2005 06:11 AM


Dear Michelle,

[. . . ] The majority of schools in China today require experienced teachers with ESL training and a proven teaching background. And more and more provinces will not allow individual schools and English teaching organizations to convert a tourist visa into a Z visa. It is in fact illegal to do so, as the Z visas are “bought” instead of applied for properly. The schools that do operate that way are the very ones you warn about as potentially preying on unsuspecting foreigners.

[ads that imply] you can go to China and enjoy yourself while not being held accountable due to “lax teaching requirements” is patronizing towards the Chinese educational system and disrespectful of our Chinese students who await the arrival of conscientious and well trained Englisy teachers who wish to serve there in a responsible way.

Ruthie Gammons
International Consultant

Posted by: Ruthie Gammons at September 27, 2005 02:45 PM

Keep sending the newsletters, Michelle. Appreciate the updates - as they're informative...make me nostalgic, as part of me longs and is still overseas.


Posted by: Ian at September 27, 2005 10:59 PM

Dear Michelle
I sent an email earlier, but I have just logged on to the blog site for the first time and I thought I would back it up with one here.
My newsletters are coming through with all the HTML encoding showing. Could you please change my format to text only. Thanks in anticipation. I'll now have a gander at your site.
Duncan Cole

Posted by: Duncan Cole at September 28, 2005 12:20 AM

This was an excellent news letter. My printer has been running hot and I will use lots of the ideas here. Now that I have been teaching for a few weeks of this year I am getting a feel for what works etc, and I intend to use lots of these ideas. Thanks.


Posted by: Christine Dalgliesh at September 28, 2005 12:20 AM

I don't think teaching is a very complicated thing. Teaching makes me young. I just love what I'm doing. It's so challenging and everyday is a new day for me. My students are my life-blood and without them my life would end, too. Believe me for I have been in this profession for almost 28 years.

Posted by: Maria Angelina at September 28, 2005 09:37 AM

I have been teaching in Beijing, China for over four years. It is my experience that only a few schools offer 'Z" visas. I only know of three private school in Beijing allowed to give "Z" visas. True, universities and colleges can give the visa.


Posted by: Nile at October 1, 2005 01:23 PM

Hey, great blog. I just happened to stumble on to it while looking around the

Check out our new public site for the World ESL Society and keep up
the great work!

The World ESL Society
The Webbsite of the World ESL Society

Posted by: jon at October 11, 2005 01:39 AM


Note from Lee:

Thanks Jon. We do what we can! Your site has many items of interest as well. Please feel free to add our RSS feed to your "ESL Member Blogs."

That address is:

Best wishes!

Posted by: Lee at November 13, 2005 09:59 PM

Note from Lee:

Readers, for reasons of space, the comments for this post have been relocated to the English-Blog space. To remark on this article, please click on the following link HERE!:


Posted by: Lee at January 27, 2006 09:49 PM