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A Letter to My Students

发布时间:2017-01-20 14:34:44           责任编辑:淮安恩来枫叶国际学校           点击次数:847

      新年的脚步慢慢走近,2016-2017学年第一学期离我们远去。寒假伊始,临行前老师们谆谆嘱咐,希望孩子们能享受一个欢乐的寒假,却又怕孩子们“业荒于嬉”。我们的外教也不例外,想对孩子们说一番心里话,于是他给孩子们写了一封信。让我们一起静下心来,认真地看看我们亲爱的外教想对孩子们说些什么……

   A Letter to My Students

给我亲爱的学生们的一封信

On December 24th, 2016, I participated in a 5-kilometer marathon in Huai’an. Three other teachers from Maple Leaf were also there, respectively Jin Peng, Li Shuang and Wang Cai-fang. We were a team, running for Maple Leaf.

2016年12月24日,我参加了在淮安举办的一场马拉松,跑了五公里。除我之外,还有枫叶其他三位教师——金鹏老师、李爽主任、王彩芳老师。我们同属一个团队,为枫叶的荣誉而奔跑。

I did not know that I would run a marathon so I did not prepare for it at all. But when I was there, all I thought about was “I will try my best to get to the destination”. And I made it. Even though I could not run as fast as Mr. Jin, who finished the marathon within about 25 minutes while it took me 40minutes to arrive at the destination, I still felt proud. I was sweaty, exhausted yet proud. We four were taking photos together to celebrate our success when a news reporter came up to me for an interview.

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在那之前,我并不知道自己要跑马拉松,因此毫无准备。可当我站在起点的那一刻,我心中所想的只有一件事:“我要竭尽所能,到达终点。”我做到了。尽管我没法跑得像金鹏老师那么快——他25分钟不到就跑完了,而我花了40多分钟才抵达终点,毕竟不年轻了。但是,我依然为自己感到自豪。站在终点的我大汗淋漓,筋疲力尽,心中却是满满的骄傲。我们四个人都跑完了五公里,正在开心地合影留念时,一位记者过来采访我。 

“How do you feel? Do you want to say something?” he asked.

“感觉如何?你有什么想说的?”他问。

“I feel very very tired. However, I am happy because I finished the marathon. Here, I want to say something to my students. My dear students, I know that learning English is not easy. And I know that sometimes you feel confused in my classes. But I want you to know that you are not asked to be the best. All you need to do is to try your best.

我现在特别累。但是,我很开心,因为我跑完了这五公里。在这里,我想对我的学生说一些心里话。亲爱的孩子们,我知道对你们而言,学英语不容易。我也知道,有时候,在我的课上,你们会因为听不懂我说的一些话而困惑茫然。但是,我想让你们知道,我并非要求你们每个人都成为英语学习这场比赛的“冠军”。我所期待的是你们能拼尽全力。

I ran the marathon with three other teachers. None of us won the first prize but we all tried our best to finish what we started. That’s exactly what I want from you, never to give up without trying hard enough. No pain, no gain. Stay on the race and continue the run. You have to sweat to achieve what you want. Nothing comes easy. Please pay attention to all that I teach in classes and gradually you will find that you are going further, closer to the destination.” I said.

我跟其他三位老师一起跑了这场马拉松,我们谁也没拿到第一名,但我们没有任何人中途放弃。这也正是我对你们的期待——没有竭尽全力、拼命努力过,就决不放弃。一分辛苦,一分收获。请在英语学习这条赛道上坚持住,不要放弃,继续奔跑。成功是辛勤努力的汗水浇灌出来的,它从来不是唾手可得的。上课时,认真地去听我说的每句话、每个单词。渐渐地,你会发现,原来我在“英语学习”这条赛道上跑得越来越远,越来越接近终点了。”我答道。

Happy Winter Holiday!

寒假快乐

William  Ho

你们的外教威廉

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      其实,课堂是一个相互配合的地方。教师认真教,尊重学生学习的权利,也尊重自己身而为师的职业身份。学生也该认真学,尊重教师的辛勤努力,也珍惜自己学习的宝贵机会。任何一方缺失,都会导致课堂成为单项输出的失败教学。希望孩子们能明白外教的良苦用心。