Milan – Stay Strong and We will Continue Our English Learning

Milan, English Teacher at Lanzhou University Okay! First, I want to say Hello. Happy new year to everyone, all of you, my students. I’m sorry this is the only way we can communicate at the beginning of this spring semester. Unfortunately, this is all we can do at this point. […]

Irene – Message to My Students at Lanzhou University

Irene, English Teacher at Lanzhou University Hi, everyone. The beginning of the 2020 turned out to be quite harsh for many places around the world, but the news about Wuhan has struck each family on the planet. I got the messages from my friends in Brazil, Canada and Australia, along […]

Monique – My new life in China and CIPTC

People always say, “Anything is possible” and “You never know where you might end up”, and that has proven to be true, as I never imagined that in August 2019, I would have flown a combined 21 hours, from Kingston Jamaica, to Shenzhen China, to teach English as a second […]

Brett – The Perks and Benefits of Teaching English at a Chinese University

By Brett, University Teacher in NingboTeaching English at a Chinese University   In this post I’ll run through the perks and financial benefits of teaching English in a Chinese university. Chinese university jobs aren’t the highest paid teaching positions in China. For better salaries you need to teach young kids, […]

Shawn – I Have Learned A Lot of Chinese in Taxis

Shawn in University Music Festival   Shawn is from Ireland, he is working at English Practice Center, University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei City, Anhui Province. Interview Video (Source: University of Science and Technology of China)   Related to University of Science and Technology of China

Andrew – Sichuan College of Architectural Technology

“Beautiful, very nice here, easy to get around. I don’t speak the language, but with sign language I get everything I want.” Andrew is an English teacher at Sichuan College of Architectural Technology. Interview Video   Related Articles

Daniel – Education with Dedication and Love

每个大学的教师群体中都有这样一群特殊的人:他们来自不同的国度,有着不同的文化背景,说着不同的语言,用着不同的教学方式。他们就是远涉重洋来到中国的外教们。 头发花白,嘴角常挂微笑,穿着讲究,因为发型的原因常被学生们亲切地称为“爱因斯坦”。这位年过花甲的老人,依然保持着一颗年轻的心。他就是我校英语口语老师——Daniel Martin Vorster,来自被誉为“彩虹之国”的南非。 “我之所以选择当老师,是因为我想服务社会,奉献自己。”Daniel在几个月前来到中国任教,由于一次偶然的事故和大胆的想法使他来到了大连。他说:“我之前尝试过很多行业,去过公司工作,也当过士兵,在这一次次的尝试中,我认为只有老师是最适合我的。” 在提到大东软的校园环境设施和周边环境时,Daniel嘴角上扬,开心地笑了。“I think it’s like a garden.”他说,他喜欢这所学校花园式的环境和欧式的建筑风格,他愿意在这里奉献自己的一切。“我很喜欢这个学校的春天,各种各样的花非常漂亮。” “‘To learn and to apply’ 是学校的校训,我非常喜欢这句话。我也把这句话运用到了我的教学中。同学们要做好自己,并且结合自身情况,把自己学到的知识运用到实际。”Daniel说,他总是和同学们互动,用鼓励、激励的方式让学生们参与到课堂中。欢乐的气氛让他的课堂深受学生喜爱。他认为教书是一个教学相长、互相学习的过程,同学们在他的帮助下能锻炼口语,他也能在同学们那里获得新的启发。 “在非洲的时候,我教的是非洲语。我认为语言非常有趣。” Daniel一边说着,还一边把“How do you do?”这句话翻译成非洲语,说着说着自己就笑了。 课堂之外,他喜欢跟同学们聊天,与大家分享他的人生故事,倾听同学们的生活与想法。他说他不只教英语,他更是年轻人的人生导师。“You just need to follow your heart and you will be better.” Daniel喜欢用这句话鼓励同学们追逐自己的梦想。 “我原来觉得中国人都是非常拘束的。”这是Daniel对中国人的第一印象。随着在中国生活的时间越来越长,他慢慢发现中国人非常真诚、热情。在学校,他结识了很多同事、同学。他说,这些人让他真正感受到了中国人的魅力。Daniel喜欢中国,喜欢中国的饺子和面条,喜欢中国红,喜欢中式婚礼。下个月,他的女儿也将来湖北工作。 一位英语系的老师说:“Daniel是一个非常幽默的老师,和其他外教不同,没有课的时候他经常会来办公室和我们讲述他的经历,并且交流一些他的教学方法和教育观念。” Daniel的开朗乐观感染着身边的人。大家都非常喜爱这位外国朋友,很多学生甚至慕名而来来旁听。热爱交友的Daniel说,在异国他乡的土地上,学生是他最好的陪伴。 There is a special group of people at Dalian Neusoft University of […]