What is it like to teach in Foshan? They said...|Amazing Foshan
2021-09-10 17:28

 

今天是9月10日,中国的教师节。在佛山,有这样一群来自异国他乡的外教老师,他们用爱心、知识、智慧点亮孩子的心灵。

Today is September 10th, the Teacher's Day in China. In Foshan, there is such a group of foreign teachers who pass on knowledge to students with love and wisdom. 

 

在这个特殊的日子,让我们一起来听听这些外籍老师的故事!

On this special day, let's listen to their stories!

 
 

孩子眼里的“大哥哥”鼓励学生们“到外面去看看”

Ruben: encourages students to go out

 

 

“教学很有乐趣。最近开学了,我很期待认识新学生。”Ruben在佛山当外教已经9年了,他跟我们分享了一件趣事。多年前他在法国埃菲尔铁塔旅游的时候,与他的学生偶遇,当时那位学生说自己踏上巴黎之旅,正是因为Ruben曾经鼓励他们要到外面的世界看一看,拓展视野。

“Teaching is quite fun. The new semester started recently and I really look forward to meeting new students.” Ruben has been teaching in Foshan for nine years. He told us the story of having a chance encounter of a university student at the Eiffel Tower, France. The student was inspired by Ruben's advice that one should see the world and widen his horizon, so she embarked on a trip to Paris.

 

“我和学生的关系很特别,对他们而言,我就像是一个风趣的‘大哥哥’。我跟他们交流很坦诚、很直接,他们也很懂我,我很喜欢这种相处模式。”Ruben说,当学生犯错的时候,他们会感觉不只是让老师失望了,更是让一个朋友失望了。

“My relationship with my students is very special, and I am like a funny ‘big brother’ to them. I communicate to them in an honest and direct way, and they know me very well. I like this relationship.” Ruben said. In this way, when students make mistakes, they feel sorry not just for a teacher, but also a friend

 

“贪新鲜”来佛山教书立志助力学生圆梦

Neil: Fulfill teachers’ mission by helping students realize dreams

 

 

他从前是牛津毕业的高材生,现在是石门中学的英语老师。Neil坦言来中国教书是因为“贪新鲜”,却没想到留在这里,如今他已经是“王牌教师”,成为无数优秀学子的领路人。

Used to be an Oxford graduate, Neil is now an English teacher at Shimen Middle School. He said that he came to China to teach because “it sounds fun”. Now he has become one of the "Ace teachers" and a tutor for many outstanding students.

 

已有16年教龄的Neil回忆起来中国的第一年,那时他当上了高三教师,责任非常大。当时他与一位复读生详聊,发现原来他一直怀揣着去北大学医的梦想。“我当时受到了他的启发,心想作为一名教师,最有成就感的就是帮学生追梦。”

Neil, who has been a teacher in Foshan for 16 years, recalled his first year in China when he was a teacher of graduate students in high school. He talked with a student in the class and found out  that he was a return student who had the dream of going to Peking University to study medicine. “I was inspired by him, and thought that as a teacher, the most fulfilling thing is to help students pursue their dreams.”

 

做老师需要付出孩子学得快乐是最好的礼物

Michelle: Students having fun learning is the “best present”

 

 

“谢谢你,老师!”一声道谢就足以让Michelle感动。曾在南非教学的她,看到当地饱受饥饿之苦的孩子们仍在努力学习,认为做老师需要付出更多。当问及“你最想收到的教师节礼物是什么?”Michelle表示她非常喜欢孩子们亲手做的“小玩意”, 例如贺卡、手工、绘画等等。对于她来说,孩子们能够在快乐中学有所成,就是最好的教师节礼物。"

Thank you, teacher!” A simple sentence is enough to make Michelle moved. Having taught in South Africa, she saw starving children struggling to learn and thought being a teacher required self-sacrifice. When asked "what present would you like to receive on Teachers’ Day?" Michelle said that she loves the little things her students made for her, such as cards, cut-outs and paintings. To her, the best Teacher's Day gift is that children can have fun learning and absorb the content she taught.

 

愿天下所有教师节日快乐!

Happy Teachers’ Dayto all the teachers!

 

Planner | Wanping Chen, Jessica

Reporter | Jersey, Ivy

Editor | Eleanor

Video cutter |  Haofeng Pang

Revisor | Jessica