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A Candid Look Inside the Minds of Chinese University Freshmen
     

A Candid Look Inside the Minds of Chinese University Freshmen

by Oscar -Oz Benson
 

In colleges and universities today around the world students are living and working toward a hopeless situation many think. They realize that the markets are flooded with people and that there are fewer and fewer jobs that are good all the time it seems. Technology is growing and changing so fast that by the time they have finished four years of school the

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In colleges and universities today around the world students are living and working toward a hopeless situation many think. They realize that the markets are flooded with people and that there are fewer and fewer jobs that are good all the time it seems. Technology is growing and changing so fast that by the time they have finished four years of school the technology they have studied will be no longer useful to them. It will be the same in colleges all over the world.

All over the world countries are beginning to mandate the study of English. Through out the European countries English is taught to more than 90% of all students. In China, as of 2010, English as a second language has been mandated for study from Kindergarten up. Countries such as Vietnam mandated the study of English from 3rd grade and up. Other countries around the world are mandating the study of a second language and usually the students/families are choosing English. English will be spoken around the world on an ever greater scale because of it’s use in the market place.

I have been teaching now in China for 5 years. These speeches you are reading here were just assignments. These students were to give a 1.5 minute speech. Then they were to send it in for correction before giving the speech in class. They were to speak on the most important thing that they learned in the class. They only had 7 to 9 days and two 45 minute classes with me in the one semester here at university in China.
The only information here is what they have given as to the classes they took and what they learned. This is indeed a very candid look at what these students are thinking. I am publishing the corrected forms as to make it easier for the readers.

These students are Freshmen students and have just come from High School. This is the second semester. The have had their first taste of college life and being, for some of them very far from home. As I said earlier, I only taught them 7 to 9 days and on those days, two 45 minute lessons with a 10 minute break in between. For some also I was their first opportunity to have a foreign teacher. For others they have had foreign teachers and some even mention the teacher they had.

For the most part these students are Science/Engineering Majors. Many are very poor at speaking English. So, this class and what I had them doing in class was a great challenge to them. Some were almost upset with me at first as I asked them in every class to perform their English before the rest of the class.

I am publishing this for the sole purpose of showing how we all over the world have similar aspirations and fears and hopes and loves.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045362924
Publisher:
Oscar -Oz Benson
Publication date:
06/12/2013
Series:
Candid Look , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
62 KB

Meet the Author

Basically I have been a traveling poet and writer for most of my life since about 15 or so. I published my first book of poems entitled 'Who Are You?' in 2002. I wrote a children's book entitled, Brother Bear and I about the same time in 2003. To date I have published also a book on Chongqing as well as one on investing in the stock markets. In the future I will publish a humorous book entitled 'The Mystery of Medicine and How to Escape From It'. I have lived in many places in America, Mexico, Philippines and China. I have found that following the yellow brick road will lead you to the truth. What you do with the truth will change your life. Change is what the earth needs now. No MORE WAR !! Just as Orson Wells said 'war is peace', you always hear this from the US gov. But it is not true. War doesn't bring peace nor safety. War destroys those who would maintain their freedoms mostly. We have allowed the International Banking system and others to become too powerful and now we must rethink our existence in order to safeguard the future. We must vote with our money and our purchases. It has come to me as I have traveled that there is and has always been more than enough of every thing on this earth for all of us. I have walked the deserts of North America and the Washington Rain Forrest as well. I have gone down the Amazon in South America by boat and walked in its midst. I have visited the most crowded cities of the world, Mexico City, Mexico and Chongqing China. We all over the world in every school have been denied even the knowledge of how much there is and how we can protect it. There is a light which was produced by Edison and is still burning now over 100 years. When we build things that last such as this then our resources too will last and our earth will sustain its health and balance. There is renewable energy that can be produced in each and every home that is clean and only has the initial cost of construction. This was released world wide by a group called HopeGirl on project Avalon Forum. This business of letting the corporations run governments and politicians with their greedy ways for profit and only offering us outdated technologies in cars and energy only will eventually destroy our green and blue world. We need to all band together demanding change, seeking and teaching the ways to love our earth and care for it and for sure we need to take the care of it out of the hands of the monopolies that are indeed trying to destroy her. We no longer should allow them to harm her and go unpunished. People are not evil but monopolies run by evil profiteers are. I have attained a variety of experiences over the years. I began to work at about 9 years of age working with my brother in our family tomato selling business and then did many other things over the years. I have owned my own construction firm and done well in sales at times and marketing of many different products. I have been a licensed insurance producer and stock vendor. I served both in the Navy and National Guard. Over the last 20+ years I have studied nutrition and history extensively. I did special studies in religions and politics as well as economics. Not only have I studied these things but have also put lots of these studies to practical uses as well. Presently I am a professor of English in Chongqing University in China. I enjoy providing healthy foods to my family and friends and helping others to find a healthy way of life in counseling. Please don't hesitate to leave me a note on my website or drop me a line if you would like to discuss what I have put into my books. You my readers are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Please post a review of what you read. I appreciate it greatly. Oscar -Oz Benson

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