Hong Kong is not known for its paucity of human interaction. Indeed, as one of the most crowded cities on Earth, human contact is an inescapable truth. But when you are a monolingual foreigner how can you derive meaning from these exchanges?
Teachers spend a lot of time telling other people what to do. They organise, instruct, facilitate, demand, cajole and convince. There is a lot of… Students stand up. Sit down. Open your books. Look this way. Listen. Follow me. Do your homework. I said sit down. Yes, there is a lot of that. And most […]