New Teacher Sharon Says
With the support of new policies in the epidemic era, our new foreign teacher Sharon overcame difficulties and traveled a long distance to Hangzhou to start her teaching work in China.
Sharon is from Britain and likes reading, painting and cooking. This is her first time to China. She shared her first experience with us.
English Teacher Sharon's Experience
a? What attracts you here?是什么吸引了你来中国？
Q1 Why did you decide to come to China? What attracts you here?
I wanted to come to China because it was a very different environment from what I was used to in the UK and there seemed be to a lot of interesting places that are very different. Also the language really interested me.
Q2 Before you came to China, did you know anything about the epidemic prevention and control policies of China?
Before coming to China I wasn’t fully aware of the epidemic prevention and control policies. It was very different to what I had seen in the UK but the agent I was working with helped me understand the different policies that had been put in place to slow and stop the spread of corona virus.
Q3 Did you meet any difficulties and what kind of help did Haida offer you after you arrived in China or during the quarantine?
There were only a few difficulties that I faced during my preparation and travel to China. Mainly, getting all the QR Codes needed to be able to travel around but again the agent at Haida was able to easily help sort this out. Also, during the quarantine period if I didn’t understand something the agent was able to help me communicate with the quarantine staff.
Q4 After you finished the quarantine, what kind of procedures did you go through before you were sent to your school?
After the quarantine, I had already been accepted to a school as I had done my short trail lesson online before arriving in China. I think that as the restrictions ease I think most teachers will be doing these face to face at the schools. Also, the main procedures that I had to go through were getting registered to the police of my area and getting my residents permit. These were not difficult as the Haida agents were all there to help in each process.
How do you feel now since you have already worked in your school for several weeks?
I think after spending the last month teaching at the school i’ve easily become accustomed to it all; this has been due to the school teachers helping me and also providing me with feedback on improvements but also giving me the time to improve. It has been only a little difficult because again it is a whole new experience.
Q6 Do you have any unforgettable experience want to share with us?
I think the one experience that I will not forget is when I first entered the classroom and was teaching them about tongue twisters and the children were all excited to try something that was intimidating to them and they were enjoying the lesson it made the preparation worth it all.
It's first time for Sharon to be in china, but she adapted quickly. We believe that her work and life in Hangzhou will be more and more smooth. May she have a wonderful experience here that she will never forget.