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六月有奖征文:China…The Dream China…The Life

作者:Helmi Hamami | 来源:奥森英语学校

 Coming to China was the turnover I made in my life and in my career. Whether it is successful or not, I still can’t claim it yet. However, for sure it is a special thing that I’m experiencing. If you’re coming to China, you really don’t need to think a lot to take the decision. I guess everyone had been caught in some sort of magic, which just guided him to travel to this land.

 

Since I have arrived to China, I have gone through many teaching styles and class types. At the end I was able to structure my own style out of a bunch of teaching ideas and practices. The most important span I have gone through is being a public school teacher. It’s so important to mention that for a teacher to be in public schools in China, it needs a lot of energy and time for planning. I don’t mean to mention it as a negative point, but I actually want to state that working in public schools encouraged me to dig into myself and get out the type of teacher I want to be. It helped me, as well, to endeavor how I can satisfy the needs of both the students and the leaders I was working with. That really helped me a lot establishing a successful relationship with my students. Needless to mention that the very positive steps I have made, they were all thanks to the cooperation and the help I got form the Chinese teachers and coworkers. The feedback I get helped me a lot to improve my teaching quality. Anyhow, I always make sure that my students are learning and having fun at the same time. I always want to transmit my passion for English to my students and I believe that the love for English is contagious if you just know how to send it to others around you, you will for sure find out that they are sharing your own love for this language. Leaving one’s own family behind, was never an easy thing. However, that very special gift you can get from life is when you find people rewarding you for nothing, just being among them. I will always recall a very special moment. When one day I was heading to my class in the public school -it was a fourth graders one- . While stepping into the room, all of a sudden everybody shouted in a unified lovely voice “Hello teacher. Thank you teacher.” Then, one of the students handed me a bouquet. The Chinese English teacher, afterwards, said “The students love you so much”. I just stood there looking at the whole class just not knowing what words I should say. The flow of words even stopped at that very moment. All of what I wanted to do is to express my deepest gratitude for them. There was not even an occasion to be rewarded like this. They just wanted to thank me for being their teacher. That’s how teachers are perceived in China. Can you imagine people thanking you for being with them? I believe, this is for sure, the most honorable title a teacher can get from his students. I would always recall that my life in Teda would have never been easy, if nobody helped me out here. Daily life assistance is what you get. People here help without waiting for any pay back. They just help for the sake of help. They just try to ease your difficulties. There was one day an activity in a park. There have been big signs which read “Teda, Home”. Indeed, it’s a true home that opens its arms wide to hold you. The home that keeps giving you from its never ending warmth. Sometimes words fail to convey the real feelings, as language is a mere tool to translate thoughts. The feelings I carry inside from this place are softer than what can words deliver.

 

Now, should I mention how exactly people help foreigners with whatever. Even their smiles are a healing treatment after a long day of work. Language barriers are the hurdles that chain any alien. However, Chinese people have such a patience to listen and try to figure out your needs. It’s that ancient culture that is built on spiritual principles of giving a hand to others. It is for sure the culture of never overlooking others. Every morning sunshine and every blink of eye, is a new journey in China. This land is simply those colors we see in the traditional buildings. It’s the flowers blossoming in spring, taking you into another limitless hope dimension. Life has its ups and downs, that’s evident. I’m pretty sure that every foreigner who lived in china, has some touching souvenir. Those moments he shared with people here. Those times, when he felt helpless. But all of a sudden a guiding light came out some local to tell him you’re not alone, you’re not a foreigner. You share our lives and our air. You share our sky and our bread. That’s what I do mean, when Istated that their smiles are a healing treatment. No wonder, that magical bond, works strongly and effectively. Whenever one thinks of his life back in his own country. I wanted to share my inner thoughts and feelings about my new life here. Some will agree, and others will disagree for sure. For those, who are going to disagree, I will just ask one question. Isn’t it worthy to live in China?

Eventually, I still want to mention that even though I had a modest long experience in teaching the English language, I am still learning a lot and every day is just a new day of knowledge inquiry. I am Helmi Hamami. I am a 33 yearsold male from Tunisia.

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