On October 14, at 8:30 p.m. Beijing time and 8:30 a.m. American Eastern time, some students' representatives of senior one and senior two of our school held the first cross-ocean, cross-continent and cross-cultural cloud conversation with students studying Chinese at Coventry Public Schools in Connecticut.
The activity officially began after Principal Gu Wenming and Principal Dena DeJulius greeted each other.
Students shuttle ween Chinese and English, introduce themselves warmly and friendly, introduce campus life, and interact with topics of mutual interest. As everyone is of the same age and is learning the language of the other country, the questions and answers of both sides are often "mixed in Chinese and English", which makes everyone laugh and practice oral English at the same time. The students spoke enthusiastically and asked questions actively, showing the good spiritual outlook of Gangyuan students with light in their eyes, smile on their faces, sunshine and self-confidence in their hearts.
In the following month, the students of the two countries carried out many online communication activities. Although China and the United States are thousands of miles apart and have different languages and cultures, the video communication has closely linked the hearts of the students of both sides and buried the seeds of friendship.
In order to achieve the best effect of online communication, Principal Gu Wenming of our school exchanged emails and short videos with Coventry Public Schools in the early stage. English teachers such as Li Liping and Zhang Min guided students to work and cooperate, prepare speech manuscripts and PPT, and constantly practice and correct pronunciation. It exercises students' writing and oral expression skills.
The purpose of holding such online communication activities is to enable students to interact with foreign peers who are thousands of miles away, stimulate their interest in English learning, form English literacy with cross-cultural awareness, and cultivate young people of the new era with international vision. We will cherish these learning opportunities and strive to become a member of Gangyuan with national feelings and international vision.(供稿:邯郸市钢苑中学)