Hangzhou Program TeacherTestimonial

Richard – Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

Hello I’m Richard Kinghorn. I come from Glasgow which is in Scotland. Scotland is part of the U.K but used to be a separate country. So I can call myself both British and Scottish. In 2009 I graduated in Pharmacology with honours from Glasgow University. My previous jobs include working as a pharmaceutical sales consultant, working as a university admissions advisor and as a part-time football coach. My current role at the school is as a football coach, which I began in September.

I’ve always had an interest in Chinese culture and history ever since learning a little about it when I was at school. I came to China to explore and hopefully learn the language. It’s a very difficult language I have to say.

I have really enjoyed working at Hangzhou No.12 High School. The P.E head is kind and patient considering the language barrier between us. The students are polite, hard-working and very friendly. To my surprise, many of the students are very athletic and good at football.

I believe a day spent travelling is a day that is not wasted. Keeping an open mind and exploring new cultures is something I am doing now and I encourage people around me to do.