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Wei Shan Lim 林瑋珊/ National Cheng Chi University

From : Malaysia
Major : Master in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

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I’m Lim Wei Shan from the lovely country, Malaysia. My hometown is Klang, the origin of Bah Kut Teh. As a Malaysian Chinese, I learned to speak Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese) since I was young. During my journey of learning, I love all the Chinese cultures as well as the Chinese language. Therefore, after I finished my degree study, I joined a Chinese Independent High School and became a Chinese Language teacher. I like to travel around and meet different people from different places. Then, I can share all the stories with my students and encourage them to start to walk away from their comfort zone.

我是林瑋珊,來自可愛的馬來西亞。我的家鄉是雪蘭莪州的巴生市,也就是“肉骨茶”的發源之地。身為馬來西亞華人,我從小就會說漢語,包括華語、閩南話和粵語。在我的求學過程中,我愛上了中華文化,包括漢語。所以,在我從大學畢業後,我到一所華文獨立中學當華文老師。我喜歡旅遊,喜歡接觸來自不同地方的人,所以在課堂上,我會跟我的學生們分享我的故事,也常常鼓勵他們一定要離開自己的舒適圈,那才可以看得更遠,走得更遠。

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1. What made you decide to study in Taiwan?

(English)

Other than Malaysia, Taiwan is the country that I love the most. In Taiwan, there is a lot of delicious food, beautiful views, interesting culture and the most important thing -- kind people. Taiwanese are helpful and friendly. They are willing to share their knowledge if you asked them; they are ready to give a helping hand if you need help. Other than that, Taiwan is also a comfortable place to stay. It is very safe and transportation is very convenient especially in Taipei. As mentioned above, I decide to study in Taiwan to gain a different lifestyle compare to Malaysia.

(Chinese) 

除了馬來西亞,臺灣是我最喜歡的國家。臺灣,有很多美味的食物,漂亮的風景,有趣的文化,而最重要的就是——善良的臺灣人。臺灣人很友善也很愛幫助人,他們非常樂意與人分享他們的所知,所聞;也很願意在別人需要幫忙的時候伸出援手。此外,臺灣還是一個非常適合生活的地方,這裡的治安很好,交通非常便利。因此,我決定到臺灣留學,以獲得一個與馬來西亞截然不同的生活經驗。

 

2.  Briefly tell us about the program you are studying. What subjects are you studying? What have you enjoyed the most in your studies?
(English)

I currently studying Master in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL). We study different subjects in this program, such as Chinese Linguistic, Chinese Culture, Chinese Teaching Methods, Second Language Acquisition and so on. This program is to train us to become a high-quality teacher in the industry of Chinese learning. In order to do that, we are expected to acquire the essential knowledge and to develop other relevant academic skills. The part that I enjoyed the most in my studies is I can learn a different methods of teaching, it helps me to consolidate my teaching skills in order to become a better teacher in the future.

(Chinese) 

我就讀的是華語文教學碩士。在這個領域中,我們會接觸不一樣的科目,比如說漢語語言學、華人社會與文化、華語文教學方法、第二語言習得等等。這個學程的宗旨是想要將我們培育成高專業水平的華語文教師。為了達到這個宗旨,我們需要掌握一些與這學程相關的基本知識和發展其他相關的學術技能。而我最喜愛的部分是在這學程裡,我可以學習不一樣的教學方法,它讓我鞏固我的教學技巧以可以成為一名更好的老師。

3. How does studying in Taiwan compare with studying in your home country (e.g., teaching quality, environment, school equipment, facilities, etc.)?

(English)

First of all, for me, the biggest difference is the language. Most of the medium language in Malaysia’s Universities is English or Malay language, however in Taiwan is Chinese. Secondly, the environment. In Taiwan, most of the campuses are huge! We even have to take shuttle or ride a bicycle for getting around in the campus. The last but not least, the schoolmates are come from around the world. We have the chance to get to know the people from different countries. It’s the fun part! We can try to know their languages, their cultures and we can promote Malaysia to them as well.

(Chinese)  

首先,對我而言,最大的不同點就是教學媒介語。在馬來西亞,大部分的教學媒介語都是英語或馬來語,而在臺灣是華語。第二個不同點,是學習環境。多數臺灣的大學校園都很大,我們甚至還需要在校園內撘公車或騎自行車。最後就是在校園裡,我們可以接觸到來自不一樣地方的同學。我們有更多機會可以認識來自不一樣國家的人。這就是最有趣的地方。我們可以嘗試學習他們的語言、他們的文化,也可以向他們介紹馬來西亞。

4.  What has been the greatest challenge you faced in applying to study in Taiwan? How did you overcome this challenge?

(English)

Due to I’m not studying for my bachelor's degree in Taiwan, and I’m applying personally to study the Master program in Taiwan, so I do not have much information regarding how am I going to apply for my Master's program. Fortunately, the website of “UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE COMMITTEE FOR OVERSEAS CHINESE STUDENTS” is easy to get all the information regarding these. The steps of applying that they provided are clear enough to read. Other than that, The Federation of Alumni Association of Taiwan University Malaysia is also playing an important role when I’m applying. They organize a briefing to us provide a lot of useful information before coming to Taiwan and help us to run the application of visas.

(Chinese)  

由於我不是在臺灣唸大學,因此當我一個人在申請碩士學程的時候,有點孤軍作戰的感覺,因為對於很多手續和資料是有很多不確定的。慶幸的是,“海外聯合招生委員會”的網站上有附上資料,而且申請步驟也都很清楚。此外,馬來西亞留臺總會也在我申請留學臺灣的時候,扮演很重要的角色。他們在我們出發前,召開了說明會,詳細地提供一些到臺灣的資訊,也協助我們辦理居留證申請。

5.  What do you plan to do after you have finish your studies in Taiwan? Would you like to stay in Taiwan?  Why? 

(English)

love teaching Chinese, therefore after the completion of my study, I hope I can become a Chinese teacher. I wish I could help the students who willing to learn this beautiful language, I couldn’t wait to share the interesting Chinese culture with them. I would like to leave my footprint wherever who willing to learn Chinese. Taiwan is my favorite country, and due to the “Southbound” policy, there will be a huge amount of foreigners come to Taiwan, if they need to learn Chinese, I will definitely stay and teach.

(Chinese)  

我喜歡教華文,因此在我畢業後,我希望我可以成為一名華文老師。我希望我可以幫助那些想要學習這美麗的語言的學生。我已迫不及待想要跟他們分享這有趣的中華文化,而只要哪裡有想要學習華語的人,我都會想到那裡去。臺灣是我很喜歡的國家,加上新南向政策,接下來會有很多外國人到臺灣來,如果他們想要學習華語,我會義不容辭地留下來教他們。

6.  How do you think studying in Taiwan can benefit you in your future career?

(English)

The program that I study currently is providing professional theory and practical skills to us. The school is emphasis both theory and practical part of our learning. Other than we can learn from the textbooks, we have to participate in an internship as well as attend a certain amount of seminars before we graduate. All the things I acquire and some of the relevant academic skills are helping me to consolidate my own teaching skills and enrich my own knowledge. It makes me feel confident and ready to face my future career.

(Chinese)  

我目前就讀的學程提供我們專業的理論和實際教學的技巧,學校要求我們在學習的過程中是注重理論與實際操作。因此,我們除了可以學習課本上的知識以外,我們還可以參與實習課和參加一些研討會和講座。我相信,所有學習到的相關知識和技巧都可以幫助鞏固我未來的教學和增加我的知識。這可以讓我更有信心地面對將來的工作。

7.  What do you see as your key achievements during your studies in Taiwan?

(English)

The “human taste”, I can feel the most in Taiwan. All my friends in Taiwan, they are warm and friendly. No matter how hard our studies are, we will encouraging each other and helping each other. They are the “medicine” when I’m getting homesick. They bring me around in Taiwan and be my tour guide; They bring me the special fruits or food that I had never seen before these; They generous in giving their time to share everything they know to me. These friendships are definitely meaningful to me and I will never forget in my life.

(Chinese)  

“人情味”是我在臺灣感到最深刻的感受。我的臺灣朋友們都很貼心很友善。無論我們的功課多麼地繁重,我們依然互相鼓勵和互相幫忙。他們是我的想家時候的“精神良藥”。他們常常會帶我到臺灣的各地旅行,他們常常會帶一些臺灣的特產或是水果讓我試試,他們常常大方地跟我分享所有他們所知道的東西。這一段友誼對我而言,是相當有意義的,我永遠都不會忘記。

8. What advice do you have for other foreign students who may want to come to Taiwan to study?

(English)

STRONGLY recommend studying in Taiwan. Why? You will definitely experience the different lifestyle from your country; You will see how good the Taiwanese are; You will taste how delicious the food is; You will definitely enjoy your studies in Taiwan, so please step out from your comfort zone and fly to Taiwan to study, you will not regret. And you have to be open-minded when you study in Taiwan. Go and gain some working experience by being a part-timer; Go and learn something new, it can be a foreign language, a new skills; Go and know different friends that come from a different country, try to broaden your horizon. Come to Taiwan!

(Chinese)  

我強力推薦到台灣留學。為什麼?因為你一定可以體驗不一樣的生活,你一定可以看到臺灣有多棒,你一定可以嘗到臺灣的事物有多麼好吃,你一定可以享受你在臺灣的讀書生涯。所以,請你踏出自己的舒適圈,到臺灣來唸書吧!你不會後悔的。在臺灣唸書,你絕對可以大開眼界。去工讀,去打工來累積自己的工作經驗吧!去學習一些新的東西,可以是一個外語也可以是一個技能!去認識不一樣的人,嘗試擴大自己的生活圈。到臺灣來吧!