Video of English teacher singing in Chinese goes viral on WeiboPosted: 12/12/2012 1:00 pm
A video of an American who teaches English at Guangdong Medical University has gone viral after a student filmed him singing both Chinese and English songs in class.
The teacher, Zach, who has been teaching at the University for four months, said he can sing any Chinese song as long as he has the pinyin. He wowed his students (and countless netizens) with his singing, particularly of a popular Chinese song whose title is usually translated as “A Brighter Future” by the band Beyond.
Zach, who can also play the drums and the bass, is charismatic and popular with students.
In response to netizens’ accusations that it is irresponsible to sing Chinese songs during an English class, Zach told Southern Metropolis Daily: ”Different people have their own ideas about education. But when they are freshmen, it’s worth taking ten minutes to play music, just to keep them interested.”
One netizen said if he had had such an interesting man as his English teacher, then his English would have been much better.
Other foreigners who have gone big on the internet for singing Chinese songs include Clay Garner, an American teenager who writes his own songs; Hazza, an Australian who sings covers of pop songs; and Jesse Appel, whose “Laowai Style,” was among the most popular “Gangnam Style” parodies in China.