Foreign Teachers Teaching Oral English in Dongsha Community,Special Classes Created for Children of Migrant Workers of Furong District
"Children please read after me, Fragrant Rice, Chinese means “稻香”, do you see there are many paddy fields around the community?" Tekuru, from Ethiopia, used an interesting interactive English class as his first lesson in Dongsha Community, Donghu Street, Furong District. His identity was as a voluntary teacher of "Warm Heart Nest" in the community. Face to face with foreign teachers, while playing games, learning English, no wonder a group of " little migratory birds" are happy.
There are many children of migrant workers in and out of Dongsha community. It is the desire of many "little migrant birds" to get extra-curricular English tutoring. "Invite foreign students to teach voluntarily and build a "Warm Heart Nest" for the children of the community, especially the children of migrant workers." Huang Xifei, Secretary of Dongsha Community, took the initiative to contact Hunan University, Hunan Agricultural University and other universities. His loving initiative also received the response of foreign students from Britain, Poland and other countries.
"As long as you hear the word 'OK' ahead of the instructions I sent, the children will act in accordance with the instructions, and vice versa." Although it was the first time we met, an interesting little game quickly eliminated the strangeness of each other. According to Tekuru's command, children either kick their legs and turn around, or clench their fists and jump, laughing in their hearts.
The teacher from foreign countries has fully prepared. The first lesson is to teach children to correct their English pronunciation and learn to use more words. He integrates what he wants to teach into games, competitions and situational interactions. When learning the word "eyes", he asks the children to cover their eyes with their hands before taking it away. Introducing the English pronunciation of "eat", he will come to the sentence "what did you eat in the morning". From shy mouth to bold voice, 9-year-old Xie Yangzi became more and more energetic.
Huang Xifei said that the "Warm Heart Nest" activity will be held three to four times every month. The foreign volunteers take turns to be teachers. In addition to practicing the children's oral English, it will help them broaden their horizons and promote mutual feelings.
(Hu Yuanyuan, Reporter from Changsha Evening News)