I just finished my first test today,happy which was quite easy; however, I know things are going to be more difficult. Having studying in Into for couple weeks, I’ve noticed some manifest differences between the teaching style in UK and Hong Kong. pleased

 

First of all, despite the bustling timetable, classroom atmosphere is friendlier then in Hong Kong, teachers here prefer students to call their first name instead of miss or sir which are forbidden in Hong Kong as this may regard as impoliteness. Besides this, the scale of class is rather small, for instance, there are only seven students in my class, which implies that, it is easier to develop a closer ties between teachers and students.

Apart from the teaching style and classroom atmosphere, education here focus on more individual development, instead of dreary rote-learning, they put emphasis on students’ own thinking, they want their students become an all-rounder in lieu of a robot who just memorize all the books. However, it is not uncommon to see spoon- feeding education in Hong Kong; nearly every school adopts this system despite those international schools. It is sad that the education in Hong Kong stifles the creativity of students.

 

One may say that studying abroad is less pressing than in Hong Kong, this may be true if you go to America, however I profoundly disagree with this statement as a student in UK.whatevah The learning environment is great, teachers and students treat their academic work seriously, plagiarism is strictly prohibited, not only this displaying their attention to students’ own work, but also showing their respect to those scholars. I once heard from my friend from China, the hardest thing that for her to adapt is referencing, in China, referencing usually not at the top priority for writing an essay.angry

 

 Lastly, I believe these differences may be the reasons why people are captivated by the beauty of studying in UK. I sincerely warn those indolent people who want to study here as UK is definitely a wrong place to muddle along.happy

     Time flies, I have been staying in Newcastle for a month. In these days, I’ve gone through a life which is so distinctive, exotic. I used to be a little princess who was spoiled by my parent, they prepared everything for me, I couldn’t imagine how to live without them, but now, I live by myself. No longer will someone wake me up at the morning, no longer will someone prepare breakfast and dinner for me, and no longer will someone scold at me to finish my homework. At first, I felt happy; however, as time goes by, I miss my home, Hong Kong. Fortunately, I had a fruitful month in Newcastle, I met a lot of new friends here, and it alleviated my homesickness a lot! Some people think they make a wrong decision to study abroad, what I reckon is completely opposite, I see this is an invaluable opportunity to grow-up, to nourish our soul and mind. By meeting different people and living by yourself, you will inevitably be more mature, especially living solitarily, this will definitely improve one’s problem-solving skill.

 

It is so sad that some people spend their days here in melancholy, as they only see the demerits of Newcastle, they never try to find the beauty of here. As what I firmly believe, we are not here to be a visitor but here to live. It’s different from looking a photograph but we are actually inside the photograph, part of the photograph, a part of Newcastle, a part of UK.

Here I want to extract a quote by William James, “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” I believe there are numerous interesting stories waiting for me. Happy life in Newcastle, happy life in UK!