How to get along with Chinese students?


As the saying goes, teeth and tongue will also fight. It can be difficult for Chinese teachers to avoid problems with students, not to mention for foreign teachers from other countries. It is inevitable that they will encounter various problems. These problems may be habitual problems, or they may be contradictions in learning and life. If these problems cannot be solved, it will affect the subsequent learning and getting along. At this point, the foreign teacher Anna handled it very well, the students respected her as a sister, let us see how she got along with the classmates.

First of all, Anna respects the students very much. Many teachers will stand in the direction of a “ruler” and issue orders to students. However, this often leads to students’ rebellious psychology. When Anna is with her classmates, she always treats them equally as friends. She is willing to ask her students about Chinese customs that she does not understand. For some foreign traditions, Anna is also willing to explain to the students. It is this way of mutual respect and equal treatment that makes the Anna’s teaching work in China go smoothly.

Secondly, of course, there must be sufficient knowledge and teaching experience. Some foreign teachers feel that English is their mother tongue, and they will not continue to learn and progress. In the initial lecture, Anna used her rich knowledge and skillful teaching methods to capture the “hearts” of the students. In the following teaching, she adapted to the learning methods of Chinese students and continuously improved her teaching method. Anna is not satisfied with the achievements of the moment, but has been pursuing progress.

Thirdly, guiding the students a lot to achieve mutual tolerance. The differences between people in different provinces, let alone between people from different countries. Foreign teachers come to work in China from abroad. They differ greatly from their classmates in life and habits. At this time, they need to be more tolerant to accept each other’s differences, and seek common ground while reserving differences.Anna was also very uncomfortable when she first came. For example, she would pray before eating, but the students felt that it was unnecessary. At this time, she was not angry, but patiently told the students about the reason. The students began to change their attitude after listening, and some even prayed with her. Also, when Anna came, she would not use chopsticks. The students saw that  and they were helping her, and Anna did not refuse the good intentions of the students. Instead, she tried to use chopsticks and narrowed up the gap with the students.

Fourthly, even if it is perfect to get along with each other, it will inevitably lead to contradictions. How to solve problems when contradictions arise? Let’s talk about Anna as an example. After a stage examination, the grades of Anna’s class were very poor, especially the English class representative Jerry. Anna was a little angry. In the class, she blamed Jerry for his careless study. Jerry was very unhappy, and didn’t say a word the whole class. Anna felt that her behavior was inappropriate and hurt the student’s self-respect. So after class, she called out Jerry to outside. She first apologized to him, and then patiently asked him about the recent situation. When she knew that Jerry had no energy to study because of taking care of the sick mother, Anna took the initiative to go to Jerry’s home to help him with study. Soon after, not only did Jerry’s grades improve, but the distance between the students and Anna was also closer. Therefore, being able to properly handle contradictions can not only solve problems but also have unexpected effects.

In short, when a foreign teacher cares for the students, has mutual tolerance, continuously learns and can calmly deal with problems, then he must be the most popular foreign teacher in the school.