Blog Entries by Barbara Kindschi

Barbara Kindschi

Barbara Kindschi has been privileged and challenged to teach English in China, Myanmar, Laos, and beginning this year, Mongolia. Her classes have been filled with undergrads, professors, accountants, hotel employees, monks, government workers and beauty pageant contestants. They continue to be both her students and teachers.

 

 

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No Language Requirement

China has offered me the most experiences for worshiping outside of my culture and this morning my mind wandered back to my first Sunday morning there.

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Now We Know

The shared experience of sharing space. 

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Unwrap the Gift

A Thanksgiving letter.

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Did You Do Your Homework?

In the midst of all the required teacher feedback and correction, there are thought-provoking surprises; those reminders that there’s always so much more going on than pronunciation or grammar.

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Same but Different

Teaching in China—the first day of the new semester.

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A Faith without Borders

To a Japanese professor with Chinese scholars, a Chinese businesswoman with a German officemate, a teacher’s aide, a group of musicians, a retired neighbor and so many others, “Thank you, for helping me have a faith without borders.”

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Faith. Hope. Love.

For many years I had a scroll hanging on my wall with the Chinese characters for faith, hope, and love. If the Biblical admonition to be salt and light includes our home decorations, well, this little piece of parchment was salty indeed.

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The Slippery Slope of English Teaching

Teaching English in China—does it isolate you or open doors into the community and culture? 

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Have You Eaten?

Memorable meals with students and friends.

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If You Sell and I Give Away—Can We Still Be Friends?

Sell, sort, ship, give away, or leave by the curb? What do we do with our stuff when it is time to move?