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My fiancée's hukou is Dalian.  We are living near Guangzhou right now.  I know we have to marry in Dalian, but do I need to obtain the marriageability document in her home province, Liaoning?  Or, can I obtain one in Guangzhou that I can use in Dalian?

The Memorial Garden / Re: Raoul F. Duke
« Last post by Nolefan on April 18, 2023, 03:12:47 AM »
indeed.. still missed!
The Love, Marriage and Family Board (ON-TOPIC) / Re: My Big Fat Guangdong Wedding
« Last post by AMonk on April 07, 2023, 12:41:30 PM »
Congratulations  akakakakak akakakakak
Somehow, I've survived 12 years of marriage. ahahahahah

The Memorial Garden / Re: Raoul F. Duke
« Last post by El Macho on March 29, 2023, 02:54:04 PM »
10 years already. Wow. Still appreciate what he created here.
The Memorial Garden / Re: Raoul F. Duke
« Last post by Slim Pickens on March 28, 2023, 11:53:59 AM »
10 years on. Never forgotten.
The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by AMonk on March 22, 2023, 01:24:53 PM »
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The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on March 21, 2023, 06:10:57 PM »
The annual IPSOS Global Happiness Survey is out.  The good news - overall happiness is up 6%.

The great news - China is the happiest place on Earth, with 91% reporting they are either rather happy or very happy.  btbtbtbtbt

All the info is here -

 agagagagag  btbtbtbtbt  agagagagag
The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: Preparation for Class Kills Me; Best Sites?
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on March 20, 2023, 09:27:59 PM »
There are plenty of sites offering online lesson plans and suggestions.  You don't have to restrict yourself to ESL and EFL lessons (some pedants will claim these are completely different, but the core goal is to teach English to someone who communicates in another language, so the similarities will be greater than the differences).

You could also take an existing lesson plan for teaching relevant vocabulary and grammar points to younger native English speaking students and adapt it for your classes.  Yes, this will be some work, but it's better than starting with a blank piece of paper.

Without knowing tons of details about what you are teaching to what's on the syllabus, what levels of students are you dealing with, and what your school's expectations are, there's no way to give a blanket recommendation of "This is the best site to solve your problem."  Spend a couple hours searching and you should find several good candidates.  If their lessons meet the guidelines and are as good as what you were creeating from scratch, put them to use.  If they are ok, but need some work, upgrading a 3/4 ready lesson plan beats having no lesson plan.  Try to find a few different sites that have something ok and give them a try with your students.

Also, remember this critical point.  If you create a good lesson plan, you can adapt it and reuse it for other groups you are currently teaching and also use it with your next round of students.  There's a reason why many professors teaching lower level college classes do it from a folder full of very old looking pieces of paper.  Once they had a lecture worked out, there was not lot of reason not to reuse it when teaching the same class the next semester or next academic year with only minor updates in the margins until they retired.
The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Preparation for Class Kills Me; Best Sites?
« Last post by Ivyman on March 20, 2023, 03:48:04 AM »
Hello Everyone,

Preparation for class, specifically lesson planning, just kills me.

1. I always liked it if I could just copy lesson plans, or the previous teach had the course prepared down to the minute.

Unfortunately, that is a dream.

2. Any other top websites, books, etc.?

3. Again, it takes me five hours to do a 30 minute detailed lesson plan.

I just wish there was a way to get far more efficient.
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