Li Yang Crazy English Camp 2011
The first day of the Crazy English camp was upon us. I awoke at 6.30am full of anticipation for the great day ahead. I showered in my nice hotel provided by Crazy English and made the short walk to the Crazy English campus for breakfast. We had noodles and bread buns which were delicious.
We gathered outside the breakfast hall to rehearse our performance. By 9am we were climbing the stairs to the 7th floor for the opening ceremony. Inside the auditorium were hundreds of excited students and many more excited crazy English staff. The opening ceremony performances by the Crazy English teachers were an amazing show of choreography and skill and set the tone for what was to be a fantastic day.
Our turn came to take to the stage and lead by our fearless Yorkshire terrier we did the Superman dance. Arms and legs were flailing all over the stage and the students were excitedly joining in. The foreign teachers did themselves proud and it was clear the ice had been broken and any barriers between student and teacher had been well and truly conquered.
The opening ceremony proceeded with inspiring speeches by the Chinese teachers and a couple of foreign teachers.
Soon came the main event, Li Yang entered the stage and proceeded to inspire the hundreds in front of him and have them hanging from his every word for the next two and a half hours. Li Yang proved once again why he is regarded as a legend in his motherland. His vision to inspire 300 million people to speak fluent English was moving a step closer to reality with every word spoken and every cheer form the audience.
The day’s that followed were a chance for the 16 foreign teachers to hit the classrooms and showcase their teaching talent. Energy was high in every class and it is testament to the Li Yang teaching method that enthusiasm never dropped for the remainder of the camp.
We celebrated Chinese New Year with a huge party; this time the foreign teachers took center stage performing the Cha Cha Slide and then starting a huge conga! We had an awesome evening.
Our thanks go to the Chinese teachers, Serena, Clarke and of course teacher Li Yang for an enjoyable and unforgettable week.
If you would like to take part in future Li Yang crazy English camps as either a teacher or student please contact Clarke on 13480889210.