保持联系 Keep in Touch

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你的孩子有个秘密 Your Kid Has a Secret

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I would like to share with you something that your children would like to tell you but are much too uncomfortable to tell you: they really, really want you to learn a little English. 我想与你分享一些你的孩子想告诉你的话,但说出来可能不太舒服:他们真的希望你能学点英语。 Before I switched to teaching English to immigrant adults, I taught their teenagers, usually advanced writing skills needed for the […]

逐步 Step by Step

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学习和记忆新信息的最佳方式是每天阅读一点点。作为一名ESL资深讲师,我知道这是事实。我们的书——《我在温哥华的新生活》含有大量新信息,是帮助这座城市的新移民了解当地温哥华的日常生活、组织机构、风俗习惯等。因此,我和郑义编写这本书,一年的每一天都要阅读一点点。一天一次,一个简短的读书时间(用英语和普通话编写)会让你对温哥华的生活有深刻的了解。日常阅读的主题有“日常习俗”,“西餐厅”,“如何与当地人见面”,“如何找志愿工作”,“保健指南”,“最好的学校”等等。当然,如果您急于阅读某个主题中的所有条目,那么在本书末尾的索引中可以很容易地找到你所需的全部信息。然而,你为何不花些时间,一点一点地阅读,享受阅读的过程呢? The best way to learn and remember new information is in small pieces every day. As an ESL instructor for many years, I have known this to be true. Our book, My New Life in Vancouver, is full of new information that immigrants to the city will find helpful about the everyday life, organizations, […]

在温哥华的美好新生活 Your Beautiful New Life in Vancouver

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每一个城市新移民都梦想着在新的家里开启新生活。聆听我的学生对温哥华新生活的憧憬和希望,是我作为ESL讲师最大的乐趣之一。他们对选择移民温哥华的美好评论让我重新认识了家乡,记住了家乡的诸多美好。选择移民是因为他们看到了希望,这需要他们积极、乐观、勇敢和创造奇迹的心态才能离开自己的家园,去另一个国家建立新的生活,尤其是需要学习新的语言和新的文化、习俗和思维方式。然而,当居住许可拿下来,购买房产后,孩子们在新学校登记入学,我有时会看到学生们失去了最初的精力和兴奋。事实上,对于能否在这里过上美好的生活,他们是会有泪水和疑虑的。他们和我一起分享了在这里未知的日常生活,他们甚至会感到不知所措。我尽力回答他们关于日常生活中的实际问题和文化习俗,帮助他们建立信心,向新生活迈进,但我不能亲自与大家见面。因此,我和郑义在本书中尽最大努力编写了关于温哥华的日常生活和文化习俗,以及常见问题的答案,便于帮助所有需要的人获得信息。我们已经完成这本书,希望它能鼓励你,让您创造温哥华的新生活。 Every immigrant to a city has a dream for their new life in their new home. Listening to my students’ hopes and wishes for their new life in Vancouver is one of the biggest pleasures of my job as an ESL instructor. Their lovely comments about choosing to move to Vancouver help me remember […]

享受当下 The Dessert Eaters

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“人生苦短,享受当下”。这句谚语的目的是提醒人们,不要等到一切都太迟了,才想起来做真正想做的事情。通过谚语我们可以解本地的文化。一般来说,温哥华人更倾向于在工作和娱乐之间寻求一个相对平衡的生活方式。也许是因为我们生活在一个诱人的、美丽的、自然的和新鲜空气包围着的“享乐”的城市里。平常只要有机会,我就会给学生们介绍这些常用的表达方式和习语,因为本地人在谈话中经常会使用到。去年的这个时候,我带着一群可爱的ESL女生进行了一系列的实地考察,六个多星期我们访问了温哥华不同的餐馆。我们练习英语会话、学习许多西餐知识和餐饮习惯,玩得很开心。后来,每当我提到上述的谚语的时候,她们会立刻做出反应,称我们小小俱乐部为“享受当下俱乐部”。这个称谓完美地表述了她们对温哥华新生活的积极和热情的态度。她们不仅学习了英语,而且还通过现有的工作、义工、活动计划和参与孩子学校的活动,积极地为她们所在的社区做出了贡献。通过学习和体验,她们真的理解了现实生活中很多人都没有太多的时间去做他们喜欢的事情。所以,请放下您手中待办的事项,给自己一个机会,好好享受生活中的一些更加美好的东西吧。 There is an English saying that goes “Life is short, eat dessert first”. It is meant to be a reminder to avoid putting off doing the things you really want to do until it is too late. You can learn something about a culture by these kinds of sayings. Generally, Vancouverites tend to have […]