About Justus Nnakwe:
Justus Nnakwe was born into a family of educators, journalists and musicians. His father was a school teacher and a disciplinarian. His mother loved singing within the family. Two elder sisters are involved with education and journalism, respectively. Justus picked up all of the above -- with a Masters degree in journalism, dual bachelor degrees in Speech and Theater Arts -- all from New York State.
As a musician, Justus performed in New York and toured a few other states with his ban "Jay U Xperience". He wrote and published three CDs -- titled "Ancestral Call", "Mysteries of the Pyramid", and "Distant Drums". However, when he failed to find a befitting job with the mainstream media as a journalist, he switched to education and started teaching language arts within the New York state board of education.
In 2005, Justus was invited to teach as a foreign expert in China. He accepted the challenge and has been teaching in Chinese universities for 10 years and counting. He has published documents for university journals on English learning for Chinese students.
Teaching English in China is not as easy as most people think. Language is culture or part of culture, and the Chinese students are very deep in their culture and that shows strongly in their English pronunciations and grammar. Therefore, with his effort to separate these two great languages -- English and Chinese -- Justus came up with Thinking in English textbook for grammar. A second textbook, for speaking, is titled "20 Short English Dramas".