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VOA标准英语2009年-Becoming an Educator Tops Nabila's Lis

时间:2010-01-16 05:30来源:互联网 提供网友:李霄云   字体: [ ]

Ferris State University Student Nabila Taufiq

I think teaching1 is definitely2 a good profession for me, so anywhere I decide to go, I would definitely like to teach.

Nabila Taufiq is in her junior year at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan and although the earlier years here were difficult, she says receiving an education in the United3 States is highly4 valued around the world.  "Well, the thing is I've been here for a pretty long time so I am use to the school system here and when I first came here it was definitely hard for me to adjust5 to the school system here because the school system in Bangladesh is so different, so I thought that if I stayed here and finish my education here it would be much better for me," she says.

"Also, I think the education in the United States is very much valued all over the world and there are more opportunities here for students."

Nabila moved to the United States from Bangladesh at a very young age with her family. Nabila's initial6 interest consist of a bit of math and science, however she finally decided7 to declare her major in education.  "I'm an education major. Secondary8 education.  I'm doing actually a math major and chemistry minor9 and the reason I chose education I was actually choosing pharmacy10 first and then I tried chemistry for a while, but I chose education because I want more out of a job.  The thing is for me education seems like something that I would enjoy because also I am a minority.  I am an international student so I think education for me would be great to be a teacher because then students would be exposed to diversity11 from a very young age and I think that would definitely be good for them."

Some things Nabila enjoys about Ferris University besides studying is.."Well it is close to home and I was talking to people at the international center and they are very friendly to me. They are very nice and just the staff, I love the teachers, the professors and especially [those at] the international center.  They are like a second family.  Whenever I have a problem I can go to them and ask them.  They are very involved with students lives so I really like that about them.

Now one of Nabila's activity includes her giving back to other international students.  "I'm a secretary at the international student organization.  I work with international students and basically12 sometimes organize activities for them to get together and we try to involve students more, like get them involved more and try to make them more comfortable," she said.

It did take me a while to [adapt to] being one of the very few minorities, but I don't regret it at all going there.  I absolutely love it there.  Although I am a minority, people are very open to me and I feel I get to share my experiences more.  People ask me questions all the time. I get to share my experiences and stories and ideas.

Whether Nabila goes back to Bangladesh or stays in the United States, teaching is at the top of her list of what she wants to do.  "I'm hoping to finish in a year or two and I would like to become a high school teacher and I can either stay here or go back to Bangladesh.  Even if I go back to Bangladesh I would like to do the same thing.  I would like to teach students.  I think teaching is definitely a good profession for me anywhere I go, I would definitely like to teach."

Nabila's advice to other international students is...  "It is going to be a little difficult, but be yourself.  Don't give into peer13 pressure or anything else just be yourself and hold on to your values, your morals14, your culture, but don't be so stuck to your culture that you are not open to anything because it is going to be a little difficult getting use to the language and the culture and yeah, just the culture I guess, but you will definitely get use to it.  Once you get use to it, it is much more enjoyable."


1 teaching ngEziT     
  • We all agree in adopting the new teaching method. 我们一致同意采取新的教学方法。
  • He created a new system of teaching foreign languages.他创造了一种新的外语教学体系。
2 definitely RuJzx0     
  • The team will definitely lose if he doesn't play.如果他不参加比赛,这个队肯定会输。
  • I shall definitely be home before six o'clock.6点以前,我一定回家。
3 united Yfmz2c     
  • The whole nation is closely united.全国人民紧密团结。
  • The two men were united by community of interests.共同的利益使两个人结合在一起。
4 highly XdFxR     
  • It is highly important to provide for the future.预先做好准备非常重要。
  • The teacher speaks very highly of the boy's behaviour.老师称赞这个男孩的表现。
5 adjust kyOzW     
  • Foreigners take some time to adjust to our way of life.外国人要花一些时间才能适应我们的生活方式。
  • It is difficult to adjust one's habits to someone else.一个人很难使自己的习惯适于他人。
6 initial r7sxZ     
  • After she'd overcome her initial shyness,she became very friendly.她克服了起初的羞怯之后,变得十分友善。
  • The experiments have given initial results eventually.那些试验总算初见成效了。
7 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
8 secondary mZSxH     
  • It's a question of secondary importance.这是个次要的问题。
  • Secondary school means junior school and high school.中学是指初中和高中。
9 minor e7fzR     
  • The young actor was given a minor part in the new play.年轻的男演员在这出新戏里被分派担任一个小角色。
  • I gave him a minor share of my wealth.我把小部分财产给了他。
10 pharmacy h3hzT     
  • She works at the pharmacy.她在药房工作。
  • Modern pharmacy has solved the problem of sleeplessness.现代制药学已经解决了失眠问题。
11 diversity V8jyt     
  • Our party believes in encouraging cultural diversity,not diversion.我们党鼓励多种文化,而不是文化分歧。
  • His object is to gather as great a diversity of material as possible.他的目标就是尽可能多地搜集各种材料。
12 basically 7POyW     
  • His heart is basically sound.他的心脏基本上健康。
  • Basically I agree with your plan.我基本上同意你的计划。
13 peer mLExX     
  • Children are easily influenced by their peer.孩子很容易受同辈影响。
  • He is a peer.他是一个贵族。
14 morals bnPzlH     
n. 道德; 名词moral的复数形式
  • a self-appointed custodian of public morals 自封的公共道德的卫道士
  • We must arm the people against the lowering of our morals. 我们必须武装人们的头脑,以防我们的道德标准降低。
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