So, this past Friday I got to speak to the entire school after the English part of the speech contest concluded. I'd spent some time preparing a speech in English about my experience in Heqing, but about thirty seconds before I gave my speech, I was told that the main thing that I should talk about was the speech contest, and that I should probably use as much Chinese as possible. So, I got up to the podium, and just started making stuff up. According to other people, it didn't sound too terrible, so there's that.
The next couple days are going to spent proctoring midterms, and grading way too many English finals. I think my students aren't going to do as well as I'd like, but there's nothing to be gained by worrying about it.