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2017大三出國輔導通報系統 - 留學心得報告[編輯]
語言 403810293  徐良甄  留學學校:新南威爾斯大學(澳洲)

(一)基本資料

Australia, a country that is known for its spectacular natural scenery and unique animal species like kangaroo and koala. For me, these things are that people may easily come up with when talking about Australia. However, except kangaroo and koala, I know that Australia has unexplainable yet fascinating characteristics that waiting for me to find out. The University of New South Wales is located in Sydney, one of the largest cities in Australia. UNSW is one of the founding members in Group of Eight that provide quality teaching and research courses which evoke students to think independently and enable them to immerse in the knowledge that college students yearn for in higher education. (113字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:lecture room

【照片說明:lecture room】

During the year abroad, I chose two education related courses which are Indigenous perspectives in Education and Social Perspectives in Education. These two courses have broaden my understanding in the concept of education and the importance role of school and teachers for students. In the course of Indigenous Perspectives in Education, the aim is to prepare students who as a future educator to cope with the Australian Professional Standards in teaching Australian Aboriginal students in education sphere. I have awared of that Aboriginal people can be easily categorized in social minority group in both Australia and Taiwan. Therefore, it is crucially important to have deeper understanding in Aboriginal culture and embed Aboriginal cultures into educational context which can effectively change the learning outcome of Indigenous students and make school a better and inclusive learning environment for students. In tutorial section, I have an opportunity to get to understand the point of view of Aboriginal people by having a cultural walk in Kamay Botany Bay National Park in southern Sydney. Through the cultural walk, I learned about the history, stories, perspectives, culture and Aboriginal people's relationship to the land and how they view the land. After the cultural walk, I came to realization that the is quite different from the domain society. Most of the course I chose are mostly theoretical based courses like education courses and other courses like Culture and Emotions. Theoretically oriented courses tend to train students to do the assignment which needed students to do the research and reading to enhance the statement and idea one possessed and elaborate the idea by giving references. For the international student like me may face some difficulties when writing the essay. Therefore, make good use of the resource to do adequate reading enables you to build the background information and knowledge to support your learning and understanding. By doing this, I have learned more from the assessment and acknowledged the importance of having collaborative understanding. Speaking to this, the Language Institution has helped me a lot in adapting different learning experience and provided academic support for international students with English training like English reading, speaking, listening and most importantly writing. The courses in Language Institution is well-designed for an English learner to equip with the English abilities that enable you to cope with the courses in university. Moreover, the people I met in Language Institution have brightened my life in Australia and I feel blessed to share the journey with those students from different nationalities. This has made me truly realised that when you openly allow yourself to know the world by knowing the people, you would, at the same time, reconstruct the self- identity positively and reform the belief and the way you view the world through building the connection with others. (463字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:Main Walkway

【照片說明:Main Walkway】

What I love about UNSW is its modern architectures and number of absolutely beautiful and relaxing public spaces. When people first come to UNSW, the first area that comes to their eyes would be the Main Walkway. This is my favorite part of campus that always take my breath away whenever I walk through there. The skyline here is beautifully outlined by the upstanding trees standing on both sides and the colour of the plants changed by the sequence of the seasons. This has created a unique and representable picture that remembered by students. What behind those upstanding trees are buildings of different faculties. Of all those faculties, law faculties is available for all students to utilize the computers, printers and study area. The campus can be roughly divided into two parts, the lower campus, and upper campus. The lower campus is mostly located around the Main Walkway. After walk through the Main Walkway, we will arrive at the upper campus, where the main library and student restaurant is. Students love to enjoy a cup of coffee or juice after class, lying on the grass, have some quality time with friends together. There is variety of student service in upper campus like clinic, travel agency, bank and convenience store. These student service are easy to access and help you to enjoy the student life more on campus. One interesting thing that I always love to share with others about UNSW is that the number of international students here is overwhelmingly large, especially Chinese students. As a result, the nearby area of the main campus has formed an interesting scene that most of the restaurants around the campus are Chinese restaurants and Chinese convenience stores are not difficult to find here as well. Because of this, it is not even exaggerated for people to called this place little China town. For this reason, it would be less difficult for students from China or Taiwan to find their hometown cuisine and their favorite Boba milk tea. Besides, Australia as a multicultural country, restaurant here are diverse as their people. Thus, trying new recipe has become my spare time hobby here. Another hobby I have developed here is spending time under the sunlight whether in the park or at the beach. This is the best way for me to enjoy the great weather and experience the Aussie lifestyle. All I need to do is to grab a blanket and take my favorite novel, lying on the beach and enjoy the sun and the cool breeze. Another cost-free activity to explore is having a coastal walk along the beachside from Bondi to Coogee beach, which is the best way to discover the ocean views, spectacular cliffs, and crashing waves. (455字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:Language Institution commencement

【照片說明:Language Institution commencement 】

As a students, study abroad is never an easy task to combat and it is inevitable to face frustration and disappointment in school. I have experienced that English as my second language, language barrier is a formidable challenge for me when communicating with native speakers. Especially for the assignment that involved group work that needed you to participate and contribute. In tutorial section, it requires students to sit in a small group to discuss the issues that hold during the lecture. Many times I encounter the situation like this, I would feel nervous and terrified whenever I speak in group. I found that when I feel nervous to speak, I cannot freely express my idea or elaborate the topic properly. This has, in turn, severely influence my confidence in speaking English and courage to engage with others. This mental condition has put me in a hard time that I try not to speak and talk in English by avoiding making more mistakes. The feeling of frustration and helpless is like a stone in mind that stop me from moving forward. In order to pull myself back on the track, I try to analyze the difficulties that I have borne in mind and the things that stopped myself from standing out. I came to a realization that I myself was the biggest obstacle rather than language barrier and to solve the problem was to conquer the fear in mind and give myself a try to go through. If I fear of making mistake, then I try to preview the class materials be better prepared before going to the class. If I fear of speaking English, then I try to write down my thoughts on papers beforehand so that if I got nervous, at least I have contextualised the ideas that I want to express. I believe that endeavour to try everything I can do to improve the situation and reinforce my weaknesses step by step, even the outcome may not be satisfying, at least I have tried the best of my due ability with no regrets. Sometimes it is hard to get along with yourself whenever I feel upset or depress and I found that a great way to relieve the pressure from school is to talk to people around me, no matter it is a friend or a family member. Friends and family can always be the greatest support when I feel down and pressured. From talking and sharing with each other, I feel I can clearly know myself better and refill the positive energy again. (426字)

(五)大三出國建議

If I got a time machine that allows me to go back in time, I want to improve my English ability before I go abroad. I know that some people may think that the purpose of going abroad is to improve English language in an English speaking environment. In my perspectives, however, prepare yourself better with English speaking and writing ability is two crucial elements which can prominently make your life abroad and study experience easier and more enjoyable. Cause I think enhancing language competence is your input knowledge that being as a tool to help you absorb and acquire knowledge in your expertise area. On the other side of the spectrum, study abroad is the time for you to output the inherent knowledge that you have acquired before and utilize your understanding when you go abroad. Without the basic competence of English language ability, students may lose opportunities to understand deeper meaning of the context in lecture or even affect social life. Therefore, in order to prepare yourself better, make good use of the resource in Lanyang, seize every opportunity that you can go on stage to do the presentation or put more effort on making your essay better. It is easy to take everything for granted when you are in the comfort zone, once you put yourself in an unfamiliar environment, your ability and attitude are what you have to depend on.(234字)

(六)其他

Australia is famous for its "sunny" weather throughout the year. That "sunny" weather is loved by many. However, is also notorious that ultraviolet light is stronger in Australia so that putting sunscreen before going out is the daily routine for people in Australia.(43字)

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照片說明:With church friends
【照片說明:With church friends】
照片說明:Sydney Opera House
【照片說明:Sydney Opera House】
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