About Me

I was born in 1950 in Sydney, Australia and grew up there.  I also lived in the U.S.A. for 3 years in the 1970's.

I studied Mining Engineering and worked in the mining industry (non-coal) for several years until I realized the lifestyle did not suit me, for example, living in mining towns in the desert. I then did a course in teaching English as a foreign language and decided to work in Asia.

I've taught English as a Foreign Language for a total of 18 years in China (12 years on the mainland and 6 years in Taiwan), as well as one year in South Korea, a few months in Japan and about a year in Australia.

I was an IELTS examiner based in Beijing for 2 years from 2001 to 2003.


Me with two students, May 2008.

Relaxing after a hard day


My son, Alex Green & me near Beijing train station.


Alex near the border of Gansu & Sichuan Provinces


Me, 2018

Me, 2019

Me, 2019