Most of us know the irrepressible Brad Patterson, if not in person, then as a valued member of our PLN. I don’t remember when I first met Brad, but what I remember was that one of the first things we talked about was martial art! I would have liked to talk to him about this, or his culinary skills, or his frequent sojourns into the wilderness, but, in the end, I decided that his educational stories would be more appropriate to this blog’s content. So, here’s our intimate conversation for the world to see & enjoy!
If you’ve got any questions you’d like to ask Brad (or me), just post a comment below & we’ll try our best to respond. So, who would you like to see next?
I’ve been a language-lover from a very young age and have travelled extensively immersing myself in as many new language environments as possible. I’ve taught English in private language schools off and on for the past 10 years, and just recently returned from 3 years at Jinan University which is smack in between Beijing and Shanghai. Previously, I jumped around quite a bit professionally working as a chef, a massage therapist and in violin repair.
I’ve never owned a bed, though I have pieces of my heart spread out across the globe in the form of books shared with friends in every place I’ve visited.
These days, I continue to work with language and intercultural projects splitting my time between Edulang where I’m the social media manager, and working for my family violin business as a Chinese-English interpreter. I love being outdoors, taking off on a hiking or cycling adventure, and losing myself in the moment.