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A Day in the Life of a Post-Secondary CNET

Wondering what it's like to work in post-secondary education in Hong Kong? Never fear as our own Deveney Manuel is on hand to talk us through it...
It’s just gone 10am in the morning and when you’re working with post-secondary students in Hong Kong, this time of day can feel like an episode of The Walking Dead. Students scarcely have the energy to look up and say ‘hi’ after their all-night League of Legends sessions the previous evening. All things considered, it's fortunate that we have a canteen to prevent them trying to take a bite out of each other.

My campus in Kwun Tong is quite small compared to other institutions and I am stationed with one other CNET (Chatteris Native English Teacher). The CILL (Centre for Language Learning) is where you’ll find us both from 10:00 till 18:00 on a weekday. After signing the attendance register, I make myself some tea and my day begins. Slowly but surely.

From 10:15 till 12:30 you find three people in the CILL: the receptionist, the oth…

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