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The principal interacted with international students

2020-07-31

 

On July 17, seven international students, including Fan Shidan, Maya, Zhao En, Hayat, Jin Bingxuan, Hong Zhenyuan, Tangshan, etc., in the senior Chinese class of the School of International Education and Exchange of our school, voluntarily wrote letters to the principal Ren Yushan, regarding the period of the epidemic. The school gave them the care and instruction in their studies, which led to a deep gratitude. On the same day, Ren Yushan wrote back to the students in person.

 

In the spring semester of the 2019-2020 academic year, the epidemic hit, and our school's teaching work is facing unprecedented challenges. In accordance with the requirements of the "Beihua University Online Teaching Work Implementation Plan" and combining the actual conditions of our international students, the School of International Education and Exchange has carried out various forms of Chinese online teaching. After a semester of hard work, the school's online teaching and various management and service tasks were successfully completed.

 

During the epidemic, Hayat and Tangshan were in Jilin City. The other students were unable to return to school due to the outbreak. They participated in online teaching activities organized by the school in South Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia and other countries. In the meantime, they have a deep understanding of the arduous history of Chinese governments and schools at all levels in fighting the epidemic during the epidemic, and they have personally experienced major changes in school teaching methods and their respective lifestyles. They believe that the hard work of the teachers has become an important spiritual pillar for international students in our school to fight the epidemic, and the new online Chinese learning experience has become the most unforgettable and precious special memory in their study abroad life.

 

They mentioned in their letter of thanks to Principal Ren Yushan that this semester raging by the new crown virus has made them taste the "sweetness and bitterness" of life. They thanked the school for allowing everyone to have such a fulfilling study life in this special period. Expressed the determination to overcome difficulties during the epidemic, persistence in learning Chinese, and love for Chinese. I would like to thank the Chinese teachers of the International Education Exchange Institute for their attentive company, teaching guidance and all staff's thoughtful service. They also expressed their respect and gratitude to Teacher Zhao Weidong, the director of the International Chinese Language Teaching Department. They thanked Mr. Zhao not only for giving the students the "key" to Chinese learning, but also for enabling them to understand Chinese history and culture, and to care about the students in their lives. , Taught them a lot of principles of life, and achieved true preaching, teaching, and solving puzzles.

 

Ren Yushan said in her reply that she was very pleased that international students had overcome difficulties and actively participated in online Chinese learning during the epidemic. He said that there are many teachers like Zhao Weidong in the school to teach students, solve puzzles, and accompany the students' learning process with love; the teachers' efforts have greatly stimulated the students' enthusiasm for learning Chinese and actively participate in teaching activities. By giving full play to the initiative of learning, the online teaching of advanced Chinese classes has achieved good results; I hope that more teachers will learn from Mr. Zhao Weidong and become good teachers and helpful friends of the students. Ren Yushan also introduced the history and achievements of our school's Chinese international education to international students. Friends of international students are welcome to come to the school to learn Chinese or read a degree, and give international students good wishes. He welcomes students to continue to communicate their learning and living conditions in the future, and looks forward to their valuable opinions and suggestions on school teaching, and said that the school will do its best to create better conditions for students' study and life.

 

The person in charge of the International Education Exchange Institute stated that the cordial interaction between international students and school leaders demonstrates the initial achievements of the school’s epidemic prevention and control and online teaching, and reflects the full recognition of international students for the improvement of the school's international education level.

 

Attachment: Letter of thanks from international students in advanced Chinese classes to President Ren Yushan and reply letter from President Ren Yushan to international students in advanced Chinese classes

 

Letter of thanks from international students in advanced Chinese classes to President Ren Yushan

Dear Principal Ren Yushan:

Hello!

 

We are Fan Shidan, Maya, Zhao En, Hayat, Jin Bingxuan, Hong Zhenyuan and Tangshan in the Chinese Advanced Class of the School of International Education and Exchange of Beihua University. The spring semester of 2020 has passed. We are writing to you to tell you how we feel about this semester.

 

This semester is very special. No one would have thought that the sudden new coronary pneumonia would affect the world and change the way we teach and learn. Looking back now, we can proudly say: 1. The impact of new coronary pneumonia is an objective fact, but we can go forward in the face of difficulties; 2. Our senior class students have never changed their love of learning Chinese. We took four courses this semester, and four teachers (Zhao Weidong, Yu Meng, Li Wei and Lu Yuenan) stayed with us throughout our study. Under the guidance of these four teachers, our Chinese level has improved tremendously. It can be said that it has improved by leaps and bounds! We want to thank them.

 

In addition, we would also like to thank all the administrative teachers of the International Education Exchange College and all the staff of Beihua University. Without their efforts, our advanced class would not be able to complete the Chinese language study plan for this semester.

 

Finally, we want to tell you that the School of International Education Exchange has a very good teacher-Mr. Zhao Weidong. This semester, he gave us a class on "Chinese grammatical analysis problems". Teacher Zhao used the "Tencent Conference" video method to teach us three times a week, and each class lasted more than 3 hours, with a total of nearly 40 times. Although we can only meet with Teacher Zhao online every time in class, we can still feel his deep love for education from his meticulous teaching attitude.

 

You should know that Han Yu, a writer in the Tang Dynasty, wrote in "Teacher's Talk" that the teacher's mission is to preach, teach and solve puzzles. We all think that Teacher Zhao Weidong has done very well in these three aspects: 1. In addition to learning Chinese, He taught us what politeness is and how to care for others; second, he taught us the scientific method of learning Chinese, and we can use the "key" he gave us to learn Chinese more deeply; third, he kept answering our questions Problems, and even use my spare time to communicate with us alone to solve our Chinese problems. Outside of class, this semester he separately arranged 17 movies for us on the Internet. Most of the movies are related to Chinese culture or history, and they are all "classic" movies. Indeed, if the teacher did not show us these movies, we would never have thought of watching them. Before and after each movie, Mr. Zhao shared with us the important content, cultural details and parts of the movie worth thinking about. Every time I watch a movie, it is night. The teacher sacrifices his personal time to help us study, so that we can understand Chinese more deeply and appreciate the outstanding works of Chinese culture and history more clearly.

 

To sum up, we all think that Mr. Zhao Weidong’s way of being a teacher makes us look up to the mountains. He is a good teacher "one out of a million". The semester that is ravaged by the new crown virus has passed, and we have tasted the "sweet ups and downs" feeling, but we all know that the knowledge we have learned this semester will keep us going. Therefore, we thank you and Beihua University for allowing us to have such a fulfilling study life in this special period!

 

Fan Shidan, Maya, Zhao En, Hayat, Kim Bingxuan, Hong Zhenyuan, Tangshan

July 17, 2020

 

Reply Letter from President Ren Yushan to International Students in Advanced Chinese Class

Fan Shidan, Maya, Zhao En, Hayat, Jin Bingxuan, Hong Zhenyuan and Tangshan students:

Hello!

 

I am very happy to receive your letter, and I am gratified to see your love for Chinese and the fruitful learning gains!

 

Due to the impact of the new crown virus epidemic, we cannot come to the classroom to learn face-to-face, causing certain difficulties for the teacher's teaching and your study, and online teaching also increases the difficulty of teaching and learning. It is the responsibility of the school to provide high-quality Chinese education for international students. It is hoped that through Chinese learning, students can improve their Chinese proficiency and learn more about Chinese culture. There are many teachers like Zhao Weidong in the school to teach students, solve puzzles, and accompany your learning process with love, which greatly arouses students' enthusiasm for learning Chinese, actively participates in teaching activities, and gives full play to the initiative of learning Chinese. The online teaching of advanced classes has achieved good results. We hope that more teachers will learn from Mr. Zhao Weidong and become good teachers and helpful friends of the students.

 

Beihua University has a history of more than 30 years of international Chinese education and has accumulated rich teaching experience. It is an ideal place for international students to learn Chinese. I hope you will continue to improve your Chinese language skills here, and your friends are also welcome to come here to learn Chinese or study for a degree.

 

Classmates, you are welcome to write to me frequently to exchange learning and living conditions and to provide valuable opinions and suggestions for school teaching. I will do my best to create better conditions for the students' study and life.

 

I wish you all a happy holiday and good health!

President of Beihua University: Ren Yushan

July 17, 2020

 

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