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  Author:Aojun Li, Simon Fraser University
  
  作者简介:
  李傲君,毕业于北京矿业大学英语专业,2005年7月赴加拿大留学。现就读于加拿大西蒙·弗雷泽大学,攻读教育专业。
  
  
  I have once had a really hard time getting used to the North America’s educational system. Last semester, everyday back to the rented home from school, I feel extremely exhausted. Totally different from sitting in roles and listening to instructor’s lecture everyday, here courses, or so-called “seminar” at graduate level require students get fully involved in class discussion, do English presentations for 20 minutes nearly every week in front of the whole class, and write both short essay oftentimes and do research papers for the final term.Although I am from the background of English and literature, and have much exposure to English-speaking environment over the past undergraduate studies in China, sitting with first-language speakers and participating in course discussion is still not an easy-to-handle task.
  At the very beginning, it is even tough for me to get their discussion clearly, as you can imagine how would that be if a bunch of western students talk pretty fast about all academic theories, sometimes even about philosophy or psychology, which I have to think over for a couple of minutes even discussed in Chinese. At the same time, I have to deal with how to be expressive and provocative both in oral presentation and in writing papers. Language is surely a big problem, as once I come over here, all of sudden, the expressions I have been using for quite a while are not native but a bit weird in Canadian students’ eyes. Therefore, I suggest that if you have an idea planning to study in western countries, always be exposed to the original English resources, by that I mean any English movies, English slides, English books, even English songs are the perfect path to learn native English expressions and slang. Also purposely tell yourself be expressive at class, do not be shy, inform and share other with your sparkling ideas, and ask questions if in doubt. Nobody will laugh at and deem you as a fool.Showing respect to different needs, natural interests, and opinions are what I am really find inspiring in western academic setting, as diversities here mean that there is no right or wrong answers for any question, what exits is just the difference. For writing skills, practice can always make perfect, and if possible, find an English-language speaker to polish your work regularly. Get prepared for the future, and start from the scratch right now if you have any plan to study abroad.
  Regarding to extracurricular and club activities, no matter you like Latin, or interested in snowshoeing, or love playing rugby, or want to help and care people with disabilities etc., you can always find one suitable for your needs and interests. Those clubs are usually free to get in and activities are organized quite often. If you find something fabulous but if, so far, there is no relevant club, you can actually launch your own, recruit members, and get it started!Being sociable not only can assist you practice social and organizational skills, but also release your homesick when being alone in a strange country.
  
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