English Tour of Fujian Museum

On Saturday we visited the Fujian Museum which features many interesting exhibits and works about the culture and history of Fujian Province. A young girl wearing traditional Chinese clothing approached me and offered to provide a guided tour in English. She told me she is 11 years old and volunteers at the museum. At only 11 years of age and having learnt English as a second language in the classroom, she did a stellar job. Her rightfully proud mother accompanied us during the tour and took photographs and videos. After the tour we spoke about foods, hobbies, and the similarities and differences between China and the United States. I explained to the young and articulate tour guide and her mother we are teachers from the USA with SABEH and briefly explained our organization and our work. Mother was very happy her daughter had an opportunity to practice English and be part of the cultural bridge between the USA and China.

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