发表于: 10/07/2017 12:23
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昨天星期五老人中心英语课,E说有事请假,中国老人C说也有事来不了,只有我和D撑场子了,管理员Y问我有没有问题,我头一扬:没有问题!我来教最新版的“英语900句”。

怎么坐公交车,怎么打电话,怎么问路,怎么。。。。。十万个怎么办!哈哈,这都是中国老人很需要知道的常识,美国人教英语和中国人教英语整个的思路都不一样的,美国老师张口全是英语,不会说中国话;所以很多中国老人感觉听课特吃力!中国老师英语汉语都会讲,所以很受欢迎。

D讲课了,他先征求我的意见,讲一讲拉斯卫加斯的枪击惨案,这个是目前全世界的焦点!美国老师很客气,和他们在一起公事很舒服,D开始问了:美国有个很有名的地方叫拉斯卫加斯,听说过的请举手?What's happened there? how many people died? injured? who is the killer? why does he kill?.........................

中国学员们很活跃的问问题,回答问题,有的人说把什么什么字写在白板上吧,于是白板上陆续出现了terror, killer, tradedy, motivation......我用中文解释,美国老师领着大家朗读.

中国学员们对我们的讲课反应不一,想想也是,他们的英语底子不一样,绝大部分是专家教授资深人士。有的天天用英语,绝大部分是整年也用不到英语,你说让你教你怎么教?

下面是我和美国老师们来往的电子邮件摘录:
Dear All:

Just wondering if possible, can we read local English newspapers like T&G to our senior Chinese every Friday (or whenever possible), especially those news related to China?
In doing so we can learn English and know what's going on in China and World as well.



See you this morning!

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I will be on vacation and not able to be with the class on Friday, July 14th.

Using our new curriculum, I will prepare the materials for the class to use and hope that C and E will be available to work with the groups on that day. I will bring the materials with me this Friday so that they will have time to prepare.

Please let me know if you have questions. Sorry for any inconvenience.
D