Suzhou Program TeacherTestimonial

Robyn – Suzhou, Jiangsu Province

Hi, my name is Robyn and I’m an English teacher working and living in China. I moved to China in August last year, and lived in Tianjin for six months. In January I moved to Suzhou. This is my second year living in China. I currently teach English at Suzhou No. 5 High School.

I come from Durham, which is a little city in the north of England surrounded by countryside. The village where I lived has more sheep in it than people. I lived there with my parents, my two sisters and one brother.  Growing up with such a big family was never boring. I went to university in Newcastle, and after graduating decided to moveto China.

哈喽大家好!我的名字叫罗宾。我是一名在中国工作和生活的英语外教。去年8月我来到了中国,在天津生活了6个月。今年1月份我搬来了苏州,开始了我在中国的第二段旅途。目前我在苏州第五中学校教授英语课。

我来自英格兰北部一个叫做达勒姆的小城市,城市周围有大片的村庄。在我居住的那个村庄里,羊群的数量甚至超过了居民人口!

在家乡,我和爸爸妈妈还有三个兄弟姐妹住一块儿。在这样一个大家庭里长大的我,从来都不会觉得无聊。高中毕业后我去了纽卡斯尔上大学,毕业后就决定来到中国生活。

  • 苏州古城里的幸福教师 

I love China. I am so grateful for being able to live here. Teaching is such a fun job. Every day is different. My students are active, funny and excited to learn and they make every lesson fun. And Suzhou is so beautiful. Tianjin was a big modern city, with lots of big buildings and architecture. But Suzhou is old and has so much beautiful culture. The weather is warm, the food is sweet and the people are friendly.

我热爱中国,能够生活在这片土地我感到非常幸福。教师是一个相当有趣的职业,学生们让我工作的每一天都与众不同。我的学生们积极乐观、幽默搞笑,对学习充满兴趣,他们给我的课堂带去了很多欢乐。苏州是一个非常美丽的城市,对比现代化的大都市天津,苏州老城区虽然不曾拥有那么多的高楼大厦,但是历史更加悠久,文化底蕴更加深厚。这座城市气候温和宜人,当地食物特有的甜蜜风味与当地人的热情友好都令我印象深刻。

 

  • 记录旅行中的美景 

I love to travel, and during my time off I am excited to get to travel around Asia, especially China. China is so big there is almost too much to see. I love to take photos of people, places and beautiful views and I’m lucky to be in such a beautiful place to practice photography. I’m trying to learn Chinese, though my Chinese is not quite good. But, speaking Chinese is important to me, so I know I will work hard.

我热爱旅行。在假期,我总是会怀着兴奋的心情去亚洲各地旅行,尤其是中国这片美丽的土地。然而中国实在是地大物博,走遍中国是我来一个难以实现的梦想。旅途中我喜欢到处拍照,我的相机记录下了我遇到的形形色色的人们,还有沿途的美丽风景。能够在如此美丽的地方练习我的摄影技术我感到非常幸运。工作之余我也在努力学习中文。虽然现在我的中文不是很熟练,但我知道学习中文对我来说至关重要,我会继续努力的

 

  • 与一座城市的相守 

I don’t know how long I will stay in China. I hope I will get to stay in Suzhou and enjoy its food, culture and people for many years to come.

年轻的生命充满无限可能。我不知道未来我会在中国停留多久。但我希望和这座城市长相厮守,和当地人一起,品味这里的美食,感受这里的文化。