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I began my study in an English college several months ago, where all the teachers are native English speakers. I found many differences between them and our Chinese teachers, and in order to avoid quick judgements, I've been observing till the end of this semester. Tomorrow we'll have the final. Now I think it's time to say something to all of you, welcome discussion.|
1. They make mistakes.
And they admit that. At first, we were all afraid to speak out, to make 'ridiculous' mistakes, to lose our faces. Even some of us have already passed CET-6, we still dared not to express ourselves in our 'poor' English. When teachers said "your English is pretty good", we replied "I don't think so"!! When we were stuck in the conversation, we said "I don't know how to say that in English" with an embarrassing expression. But once a teacher said "peoples...", then he said "no, people, it can not be peoples, you see guys, I also make mistakes, so it really doesn't matter when you make them".
Yes, there isn’t any 'stupid' or 'smart' mistakes, just natural errors that could be made by any human. We are happy.
2. Marks can be changed.
As long as you could convince you teacher. After the mid-term exam, our test paper has been handed out. A teacher said: "If you think any of your answers deserve more marks, please argue with me. Convincible reasons can be accepted. I have tried once, it worked! I am happy.
3. No homework on weekends.
Sometimes on Friday, when teachers came up with some assignments, they would put them on the blackboard, but NOT "Due Mon.", because they hate leave us homework for weekends. They would put "Due Wed." or so. On weekends, we just relax. We are happy.
4. Never say "absolutely impossible".
Even if we gave some extremely unrealistic answers, they say "it's very hard to do that".
"It could be" instead of "no".
"A good try, but not correct" instead of "wrong answer".
"Close" instead of "not right yet".
5. Never be angry.
I don't know why, but they are always in good mood.