“Would you come again? It was an interesting class”. On April 8, six international students from HUST went to the Outang Primary School and Wangdian Middle School in Xiaochang County of Hubei Province, and gave those students an interesting and lively English class. The volunteering activity was warmly welcomed by children in rural areas.
Outang Primary School lies at the foot of Dabie Mountain, where about 120 children reside. YULIA, a Russian girl prepared some vocabulary cards and cute stickers for the students so as to make her class more interesting. Since those who answered the questions correctly would be given a sticker, the children answered actively which added a great amount of liveliness to the class atmosphere.
In Wangdian Middle School, six volunteers were assigned tofour classes of grade eight and two classes of grade nine. All the students were so fond of the English class that they all wanted photos with their international teachers and asked for signature from the teachers in crowds after class.
"I am very happy with them!" Joseph said, a volunteer from Dominican Republic and it was his second time to XiaoChang County. He is learning Chinese now and has set up the first international student guitar club in HUST in his spare time. "I think this activity is very meaningful and I want to join it again."Joseph said, "My friends envy me very much, and they also hope to participate in such activities.
Organized by the School of International Education of Huazhong University of Science andTechnology, this activity aims at responding to the national policy of “Targeted Poverty Alleviation” actively. It opens a window to the outside world for the children in poverty. In addition, international students could also go out of the classroom and grasp a more comprehensive understanding of China directly through volunteering teaching.