A different view on education

  • 2006-09-27
  • Interview by Elizabeth Celms
Zhang Junling is the University of Latvia's only native Chinese teacher. In 2003, the soft spoken woman, who comes from one of China's most southern provinces, Guangdong, applied for a governmental program to teach Chinese abroad. In the end, she was assigned to Latvia, which she hardly knew a thing about "except that it was once part of the Soviet Union." Junling arrived in Riga on a bitterly cold and snowy March day. Since then, the teacher has adjusted to life 's and weather - in the Baltics, and has come to love the peoples' "care free spirit."What was your knowledge of Latvia before ar...
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