This week’s issue of The New Yorker has a lengthy article call Crazy English. It’s about a teacher named Li Yang who appears to have built an empire teaching English in China. You can see a slideshow connected to the article and hear Yang teach here.

It’s hard for me to believe his methods are effective over the long-term, and it all seems pretty cult-like to me.

I’d be interested in hearing from people who are more familiar with Yang and his operation.  He seems so huge, I guess I’m a bit embarrassed that I had never heard of him before.