My name is mark, currently working as a teacher in hotpot city (Chongqing). Livingto China really was the experience of a life time. It has challenged me in more ways than I had thought possible testing my friendships, patience and resilience. Being in China formore than ten yearshas opened my eyes to a different type of world.Through this experience I have definitely grown as a person through the many different opportunities that I have a chance to participate in while I have been living here and I believe the goals that I set at the start of the program have also helped me. All of the different goals that I set during theearly yearsrevolved around the culture and people of China so that I could get the most out of the program. My goals focused on having conversations with locals each day, eating cultural dishes, team work and leadership as well as making sure that I did not regret anything at the end of this experience and I believe that I accomplished all of these successfully. I found that I did not tightly follow my goals but I completed them while out during theyears,because of the type of conditions that we were working in as groups.
Studying in China is an excellent opportunity to explore the world's most populous country.I haveexperiencedChina's unique blend of ancient and modern civilization, as well as its scenic beauty and bustling nightlife. Visit new places with other students from around the world who you meet, andfound myselfopening eyes not just to China, but to the whole world.
The sheer size of China's territory means a tremendous variety of climates, cultures and landscapes await. Head northeast to Harbin to enjoy the ice festival, hit the ski slopes or just to see the water in your eyes form icicles around your eyelashes. If -25°C sounds a little too cold, then head south to the tropical beach paradise of Hainan Island and kick back in the sunshine.
Following rapid economic development over the last 30 years, Chinese cities now boast eye-catching works of modern architecture - from the towering skyscrapers of Shanghai to Beijing’s Olympic Bird’s Nest - in addition to impressive ancient structures like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. China’s 5000 years of history has bequeathed a seemingly endless amount of tourist attractions to visit, while natural wonders of breathtaking beauty are also scattered about the country. Perhaps less well known, but equally unmissable for international students, is China’s unique nightlife made up of private karaoke rooms and extravagant mega-clubs.Wuhan was one of the important location for me .i have completed my undergraduate degree in Wuhan with a higher grades and could able to achieved government scholarships to obtain my master and PhD degrees.
Teaching in China has opened up many more opportunities in the future. Despite all its wonderful aspects, there are many cultural differences. When ventured out of my comfort zone and teach somewhere that is more challenging than what i m used to; it could lead me down some interesting paths.
Many people think Chinese students are passive and quiet. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Chinese people love English, and they’re enthusiastic about learning, not to mention they’re also very appreciative of everything you do. Expect to be wined and dined and treated like royalty, because no person is more valued than a educated and qualified teacher in china. I am enjoying my every single day in china. Simply says, every single day has been counted so much into my life in china.
Mark (Thivanka Wijesinghe),斯里兰卡国籍，华中科技大学博士研究生毕业，重庆师范大学涉外商贸学院外籍教师组长，外国语学院、跨境商务学院专职教师。