A visit by Delegation of University of Canberra, Australia to Foreign Language High school Affiliated to SHNU
On the afternoon of October 21st, organized by Education and Training Directorate of Australia Capital Territory, a delegation of 14 principals led by Mrs. Leanne Wright, director of Learning and Teaching Department, paid a visit to Foreign Language High school Affiliated to SHNU.
The delegation first observed an English lesson presented by Ms. Yuan Lin in Class 1, Senior 2 and interacted actively with the teacher and the students. They spoke highly of Ms. Yuan Lin who showed great passion in her class. An Australian principle even regretted not having such an excellent English teacher as Mrs. Yuan in his school days.
Accompanied by our English teachers, the delegation visited the digital language laboratory, some science labs and the school history museum, etc. They showed keen interest in the language laboratory, monthly theme activities, exhibition of outstanding works in the English calligraphy competition and the record chart of energy-saving emission on the bulletin board. During their tour in the school, 6 student receptionists introduced the school facilities and their study life to the delegation. Students displayed their good manners and excellent abilities of communication, which left a great impression on the Australian guests. David, Lisa and Mila, foreign teachers in our school, also prepared handmade desserts, warmly receiving the guests at the English Corner.
At the seminar in the administration building, Principal Xiao Ming first welcomed the arrival of the officials and the principals on behalf of the school and gave a brief introduction of the general blueprint of the school. Then, both sides exchanged ideas on some issues like how to improve the leadership and cultivate outstanding teachers.
The Australian principals expressed their strong willingness to cooperate and to exchange with Foreign Language High school Affiliated to SHNU and proposed the college entrance scholarship program. The principals cordially invited teachers and students to visit Australia, hoping that teachers and students from both sides can build up friendship.