new life , new challenge .新生活新挑战

                                新生活,新挑战
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        2016年8月14日,我怀着教授中国语言、介绍中国文化的梦想,来到了明尼苏达州圣克劳德市。分配到两所学校工作。上午我去Apollo高中上world language和Immersion Chinese 课程,下完课还要匆匆赶往另一所中学,去教8年级的world language。初来乍到,美国的文化和美国的教育方式、管理方式对我来说都常常会给我带来惊喜,偶尔还会给我一些小碰撞。
我以前在中国教过大学生也教过中学生。中国的学生在中学高中阶段一般课业比较繁重,无论是中考考还是高考都很不容易,学生学习都非常努力。而且随着年级的增长,学生课外活动越来越少,甚至没有。
而在美国这边,学生们的课余生活十分丰富。我问过班里的学生们,几乎所有的学生都告诉我他们喜欢运动,有很多爱好。在课后,他们会参加各式各样的活动,特别是明州这边比较流行的橄榄球、美式足球等等。学校里也有各式各样的俱乐部,学校校长和老师们也都非常支持他们。跟中国学生们相比,美国的中学生们相对而言更独立和成熟,而且更快乐。
所以对于美国学生而言,他们的学习汉语更是出于兴趣。中国伟大的教育家孔子曾说过“知之者不如好之者,好之者不如乐之者”。意思是说兴趣是促进学习最好的因素,一个人只要有学习的兴趣,享受学习的过程,一定能取得学习的进步。对于我而言,无论在中国教学还是在美国教中学生,都必须要根据学生的具体情况因材施教,慢慢找到更适合的方式方法,培养学生的学习兴趣,学会融入学会发展。所以我的教学也是从兴趣入手,希望通过我的教学,他们保持自己的学习兴趣,并且对中国文化更加有兴趣。这是我这两年工作的努力方向。

                  New life ,New challenge.
August 14th ,2016 .I came to St. Cloud ,MN , with the dream of teaching Chinese , introduce the Chinese culture to the American . I was assigned to two schools to teach . In the morning ,I will go to Apollo high school to teach the “world language ”class and the “immersion Chinese ”. After the class , I should go to North JR high school quickly . After the prepare and the simple lunch , there is another “world language ”class for me . That is for the grade 8th students. New to America , the culture the educational mode and the supervisor mode gave me more moving and shock occasionally.
I taught both the college students and the middle school students .The national college entrance exam and the high school entrance exam are both very difficult . So the Chinese students from the high school and the JR high school are all working very hard .
Because China is a competitive country , Chinese students have a lot of pressure from the social . Almost all the students really heavily on their parents and don’t know how to take care of themselves on their own.
The students from the United state of America can do different things at a time . It’s common to see the American students enjoy more freedom at school . After school , they will attend many kinds of activities , they enjoys playing soccer American football , and others . There are many kind of club in the school ,the principle and all the students will be their support .Compare with the Chinese students , the American students are more independent and mature . They are more happy in the study .
For the American students , the reason for their choose Chinese as their language class are the interesting .The famous educationist  Kongzi of China said before “The one who knows it is less than the one who loves it ; the one who loves it is less than the one enjoys it .”That means interesting id the decisive factor of study . The one who has the interesting , and enjoys the study , he will improve quickly . For me ,no matter where I am teaching at , I should work with I’ve got , find a way to thrive and fit in , try to create my own networks , associates and projects . I hope they will stay interested in Chinese culture and language , It’s also the purpose of my teaching .

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