Never too Old to Learn
I have been teaching for ten years and I have taught students of all ages. For me, every student is special, every student has their own method to learn and their own way of studying. This has inspired my teaching method. I teach my students Chinese and they inspire me in different ways.
One of the most moving class is the Chinese group lesson for over sixties. They are hard working, congenial and dedicated. The image of them sitting in the squashed classroom concentrating on their writing stoke by stroke is a truly beautiful one. They provide truly moving moments when they arrive on time every Monday no matter what kind of weather and try their best to get all the tricky tones right.
One of my oldest students is 93 years old. She has experienced nearly one century’s worth of events and changes but still come to our Happy Chinese Lesson with the help of her stick, humbly sitting in the little class room to have a 2 hour lesson every week. She is happy, witty and hard working.
Another student who is 70 is so dedicated in her Chinese that she is trying to learn words from her computer and learn to use a tablet to help her writing.
Every student who attends this class has their own story and prove that you are never too old to learn.