My first teaching job in China is an English writing class. I have two classes that meet twice a week – one upper level and one lower level. In my A class, one of my students wrote this essay during a timed in-class writing assignment:
Coin collecting is my favorite thing. When I put many coins in my hands and shake them, I can hear the coins sing a song. When I hear this sound, I think I am a rich man and can buy anything I want. Even though I cannot pay for much, I am happy every day because I find happiness from the coin’s song.
This week I am talking about writing as a passionate art-form – I think this will serve a beginning.
If you would like a funny example of what I’ve received, check my notes on Facebook.