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Lessons in Lockdown: is Covid-era Australia a ‘teaching nation’?

Since the middle of 2020, I’ve been teaching English literature to Chinese teenagers in Australia.

It’s strange, interesting work — a mixture of language, literature and cultural communication. My students are in their early teens, the children of first-generation immigrants to Melbourne and Sidney — very different from the British students I used to…

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