Suzhou Program TeacherTestimonial

Carra – Suzhou, Jiangsu Province

 

  

My name is Carra Johnson, and I am 21 years old. Before moving to China I graduated from Newcastle University, where I studied law. I am from a town called Gateshead, which is situated in the North-East of England. I currently teach English as a foreign language in Suzhou. In my first month I taught at the Finance and Tourism Institute. However, I now teach at three schools; Suzhou Experimental Primary School, Xinsu Primary School, and Suzhou Zhenwu middle School.

哈喽!我的名字叫卡拉·约翰逊,今年21岁,毕业于纽卡斯尔大学法律系。我的家乡是位于英格兰东北部的盖茨黑德镇。目前,我是苏州的一名英语老师。在初到的第一个月,我在苏州市旅游与财经高等职业技术学校教课,但我现在任教于苏州市实验小学校、江苏省新苏师范附属小学和苏州市振吴中学。

1.周游各国,结识挚友

In the three years I spent at university, I was introduced to many opportunities. I was a mentor ,a member of the Newcastle dance society, and also a member of the debating society – where I participated in both mooting and debating competitions. Furthermore, I met some life long friends during my time at university and we spent most of our spare time travelling. I really enjoy travelling and I have visited many places in America, Asia, UAE and Europe. As I am passionate about travelling, my move to China was a natural fit. Since arriving, I have already visited Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Huangshan and Zhejiang.

在大学三年期间,我得到了很多锻炼的机会。我是纽卡斯尔大学舞蹈协会的成员,指导他人舞蹈;也曾作为辩论社的一员,参加过模拟法庭辩论赛。此外,我还结识了一些终身的挚友,我们一起利用闲暇时间去各地旅游。我非常喜欢旅行,已经去过了美国,亚洲,阿联酋和欧洲等很多地方。因为我热爱旅行,所以就顺其自然地来到了中国。目前为止,我已经游览了北京、上海、杭州、浙江等城市,还攀登了过黄山。

 

 

 

2.乐教善学,收获成长

Alongside travelling, teaching was also a main influence in my move to China. I enjoy teaching a variety of different students and I have had the advantage of being able to teach a range of age groups. My favourite thing about China is that the people are very friendly and willing to help. I get lots of support from the staff at school. This makes not only living here an enjoyable experience, but it has also helped me develop as a teacher.

除了旅行,教学也是我来到中国的一个动因。我喜欢教不同风格的学生,而且也我擅长于教各个年龄段的学生。这里的人们非常友好,而且乐于助人,这使得我非常喜欢中国。在我任教的学校里,我获得了其他老师的支持和帮助。这使我不仅获得了愉快的体验,还促进了我的教学成长。

3.勇敢地踏上冒险旅程

Whilst I always seek out new experiences, China has undeniably been my most challenging experience yet. I came to China with little teaching experience and the sudden realisation that I am 5562 miles from home can sometimes be a daunting thought. Nonetheless, my first two months in China have already been an incredible adventure and I am excited to see what the rest of my year brings.

虽然我总是寻找新的体验,来到中国无疑是最目前为止具挑战性的。尽管我没有很丰富的教学经验,而且每当意识到自己离家有5562英里远时,我会感到有些畏惧。但在中国头两个多月的生活已经开启了一段不可思议的冒险之旅,我现在对未来的日子充满期待。