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外教专访系列:懂五种语言、打太极、奏长笛、冲浪的Raphael
发布时间:2019-04-02 21:49:00浏览次数:

    在外国语学院英语专业的师资团队中,有一群优秀的外籍教师们,他们能歌善舞、多才多艺;能精通多国语言、乐于营造生动有趣的课堂氛围;在学术科研领域,他们业精于勤;业余生活中的他们,也散发着多姿多彩的人生态度......为了便于同学们进一步认识了解这些可爱活泼的外籍教师们,我院通讯社特此推出外教专访系列报道。此次受邀的嘉宾是懂五种语言、打太极、奏长笛、冲浪的外教Raphael

我院外教孔普荣

    Raphael在美国读了比较文学专业的博士,并且在美国的大学教了20年的书,并在西安交大担任多年英语教师,是一个性格开朗、风趣幽默,有着多种兴趣爱好的老师。Raphael还会塞尔维亚语、法语、西班牙语、汉语和英语五种语言,语言学习能力令人敬佩。Raphael也是一名作家,担任过编辑,还曾经就陈式太极拳接受中央电视台的采访。

陈氏太极表演

    Raphael优秀的人格魅力也感染了不少学生,Raphael妻子Bojana也任职于我院,他们出色的教学水平与和蔼可亲的性格受到了学生们的一致好评。

 

Raphael 和妻子Bojana

  罗婉莹表示,和Raphael老师接触后可以进一步了解到美国文化。Raphael老师上课很亲切且很平易近人,教学方式更倾向于鼓励,而不是中国式的严厉。除此以外,Raphael老师的中文说得很好,能让学生零距离地与他沟通与交流。Raphael老师还精通中国的武术和乐器,是个多才多艺的外教。陆逸文和陆欣也谈到,Raphael老师是一位特别幽默风趣、善良可爱、尽职尽责的好老师。他与学生的互动较多,喜欢用肢体语言向我们传达信息,也很热衷于让我们知道teamwork的重要性。樊雨晨更是表示,Raphael老师是一个认真负责并且执着的人,在上课时他会带领我们读课文并给我们解释课文的重点和难点,如有不懂的地方他也会进行举例说明。Raphael老师也会经常给我们讲一些课外知识以及时事政治并对其进行一定的点评。另外,在对于课后作业以及presentation的讲解上他表现出了前所未有的执着,然而我们虽然嘴上说着不做,但身体却很诚实,每个学生都会认真地准备。 

Raphael和他的学生们

      另一方面,通过网络媒体部的采访,可以更好地了解其兴趣、生活态度和他对中国的看法。

      Q:What do you usually do in your spare time?

      你通常会在闲暇时间做什么?

      A:On the weekends, we usually go to the beach. I often go kitesurfing and stay at Hou Hai village. Sometimes, we go to Haikou.

      在周末,我们通常去海滩。我经常去风筝冲浪和呆在后海村。有时,我们去海口。

      Q:Is there anything in China you are not used to doing or can’t stand?

     在中国有什么不习惯或者不能忍受的事情吗?

     A:In China, I don't like to stand in line because there are so many people. Some people are impolite and like to push in order to get into the front of the line. Also,      sometimes people ignore no smoking signs in restaurants.

     在中国,我不喜欢排队,因为人太多了。有些人很不礼貌,喜欢挤来挤去到队伍的最前面。此外,有时人们会忽略餐馆里禁止吸烟的标志。

     Q:What impressed you in Sanya?

     在三亚有什么印象深刻的事情吗?

     A:I love the weather in Sanya. I think the Miao and Li cultures are very interesting. I like China,because there are so many different dialects and cultures.

    我喜欢三亚的天气。我认为苗族和黎族他们的文化很有趣。我喜欢中国,因为中国有很多不同的方言和文化。      

Raphael和Bojana在外语文化节上表演吹长笛和尤克里里弹唱

     Q: How do you learn so many languages?

     你是如何学习多种语言的?

     A:Environment influences the way a person learns languages. The Chinese say that I have learned Chinese pretty quickly because I live in China and have an opportunity to speak with native speakers. I have lived in China for five years, and I enjoy learning from Chinese people. I want to communicate with people who don't speak English, so I must learn Chinese. I also think it is important to learn Chinese in order to enjoy everything that China has to offer.

    环境影响一个人学习语言的方式。中国人说我学中文相当快,因为我住在中国,有机会与本地人交谈。我在中国生活了5年,我喜欢向中国人学习。我想和不会说英语的人交流,所以我必须学习汉语。我也认为学习中文是很重要的,以便享受中国所提供的一切。

    I like Serbia because of my wife; she is originally from Serbia. We lived with her parents in the United States for many years. Since they were older and didn't speak English, I learned Serbian in order to talk to them, so I am able to speak Serbian fluently. Every time I go to Serbia, I buy the newspaper and read it in Serbian.

    我喜欢塞尔维亚是因为我的妻子;她来自塞尔维亚。我们和她的父母在美国生活了许多年。由于他们年龄较大,不会说英语,我学习了塞尔维亚语,以便与他们交谈,所以我能够流利地讲塞尔维亚语。每次去塞尔维亚,我都会买份报纸,然后读塞尔维亚语。

    I have studied French as a college student at the Sorbonne in Paris. I don't know why I have not forgotten French because I don't use it every day. We have some students from Africa in our dormitory,who talk to me in French, and a colleague I know is a French teacher. I still enjoy speaking in French.

    我在巴黎索邦大学读的是法语。我不知道为什么我没有忘记法语,因为我不是每天都用法语。我们宿舍里有一些来自非洲的学生用法语和我聊天,我认识的一个同事是一位法语老师。我仍然喜欢说法语。

    I think language is rhythmic, and in your brain you realize that it is a different language. If you like to talk, in order to communicate with others, we will learn to some languages. This is my conclusion.

    我认为语言是有节奏的,在你的大脑中你意识到它是一种不同的语言。如果你喜欢说话,为了能跟别人交流,我们就会学习一些语言,这是我的结论。

    Q:Our school has some programs for abroad, do you have any advice for students of foreign languages?

    我们学校有一些海外项目,你对学外语的学生出国有什么建议吗?

    A:I am not familiar with our schools exchange programs, but I know that our students have many opportunities to go overseas. I can give students advice on how to study abroad. It is important to learn from cultural differences while abroad. If you want to go abroad, then its best to immerse yourself in English speaking environment. I really believe that going abroad can help students develop their language skills if they take full advantage of the experience.

    我不熟悉我们学校的交流项目,但我知道我们的学生有很多出国的机会。我可以就如何出国留学给学生提建议。在国外学习文化差异是很重要的。如果你想出国,那么最好是让自己沉浸在说英语的环境中。我真的相信出国留学可以帮助学生发展他们的语言技能,如果他们充分利用经验。

    Q:What do you think about is the biggest difference between oversea university classes and those in China? 

    你认为国外的大学课堂与中国的大学课堂最大的差异是什么?

    A:Traditionally, in many Chinese classrooms, more emphasis is on memory. However, the Chinese educational system is rapidly changing and is incorporating aspects of western education into the curriculum.

    传统上,在中国的许多课堂上,更强调的是记忆。然而,中国的教育体系正在迅速变化,并将西方教育的各个方面纳入课程。

    If you want to understand a book, then you should be able to analyze its central theme. Simply being able to recite passages from a book without analyzing them is not a useful approach to the study of literature.

    如果你想理解一本书,那么你应该能够分析它的中心主题。简单地背诵一本书中的段落而不分析它们,对文学研究来说不是一个有用的方法。

    China pays more attention to final exams, which may account for 70% of students' final grade. In colleges in the United States, final exam grades often only count 15% of the final grade. We don't pay much attention to the final exam and place more importance on classroom assignments. Students take fewer courses every semester in the U.S., but students often attend class twice a week. The amount of work is often the same. I think this is a big difference between both systems of higher education. Tuition is less expensive in China. Textbooks cost a fortune in the United States.

    中国更注重期末考试,这可能占学生期末成绩的70%。在美国的大学里,期末考试成绩通常只占期末成绩的15%。我们不太重视期末考试,更重视课堂作业。在美国,学生每学期选修的课程较少,但学生通常一周上两次课。工作量通常是一样的。我认为这是两种高等教育体系之间的巨大差异。在中国,学费比较便宜。在美国,教科书要花一大笔钱。 

Raphael在英语角中与学生互动


英语外教合影留念(右二为Raphael

     本次专访充分展现了我院外教Raphael的风采,也使同学们感受到外教对生活以及工作的积极态度,有助于激发了同学们的专业学习热情,进而推动学院形成良好的学风建设。 


图/文:Raphael 网络媒体部   编辑:戴裕君   审核:王艳琴 林玫