I have been given permission to put a note here about my new book. (Sorry I can't figure out how to add a picture here.)
China or Bust a rookies guide to living and surviving in China as an ESL teacher.
I taught in several cities in all different types of schools, from universities to private schools, so I know the ropes. I have written a book which is about my first year living and teaching at a university in a smaller city. There are some great stories about travelling and teaching.
One of the aspects of living in China that I found hard at first was finding general basic information about daily living. For this reason I have put quite a lot of information in this book about how to get a job, visas, apartments, shopping, Chinese money, language problems, healthcare and hospitals, medicine, how to decide where to go, what to take, clothing if you are a larger size, travel and hotels etc.
I have used the name Lana Kerr for my writing because it is the English version of the Chinese name I was given by the students at Longyan, Ke Lan. I became known by this name in China. The ‘look inside’ is not yet available on the hardcopy but is there on the e-books.
Please check it out by putting the following links into your browser:
Available through Smashwords as an e-book a:
Available at Amazon.com as a hard copy at:
Available as an e-book on Kindle at:
Another problem I had was finding reading for Chinese students that was not text book related. Much of the text book stuff was boring in the extreme. Few read just for fun. For this reason I am in the process of setting up a website...it will take me a while to get lots of stories up....they can be used as lesson plans or just for reading for fun. Maybe this is something you can use too.
My book is also advertised on my website, so you can check out more details.
tintinxmu writing as Lana Kerr.
I am also setting up a website for TESOL students, with easy stories for reading. At the moment it is still being established. Each story or poem is set out as a complete lesson plan that can be used by ESL teachers. You can check it out at http://www.englishstoriesforfun.com