Mar/Apr 2022 • Vol. XLIV No. 2 March 2, 2022 |

Memorable Jobs

We invited KR editors and contributors to the Mar/Apr 2022 issue to describe a memorable job.   Annalisa Bolin, Contributor In my first year out of college, I taught English at a Taiwanese high school. Later it became clear to me that programs like this, which sent American university graduates without teaching degrees to Asian schools, left teachers underprepared and cheated our students. And I have never been so overworked before or since, because to keep my visa I had to be both a full-time English teacher and a full-time Chinese student. But the job also gave me many treasures: train rides to the marble gorges on Taiwan’s east coast and sunrise on its highest mountain; my students educating me about bubble tea, whose invention was our city’s claim to fame; the great pleasure of Mandarin’s tones. Ten years later I used what I’d saved from my grad school stipend to return to Taiwan on vacation. The stresses of the workload and my lack of qualifications as a teacher

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We invited KR editors and contributors to the Mar/Apr 2022 issue to describe a memorable job.   Annalisa Bolin, Contributor In my first year out of college, I taught English […]

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