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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 404810391  楊筑潔   留學學校:牛津布魯克斯大學(英國)

(一)基本資料

Oxford Brookes University, which has over 150 years of history, locates near the center of Oxford. In the first semester, I took English Language 1a: Core Language Skills, which focused on various aspects of English language skills, British Heritage and Culture for Today, which introduced British heritage from different perspectives, Academic Listening and Speaking, and Essential Academic Writing because I wanted to improve my basic English skills, such as listening, writing, speaking, and reading skills. In the second semester, I tried to take the modules that I was interested in. for example, Food, Drink and Culture, emphasized on the relationship between human and food and drink, Culture, Language and Society, which was related to sociology and intercultural communication, Academic English for Business Purposes. (122字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:This is one of my lecture, Food, Drink and Culture, we were having the discussion.

【照片說明:This is one of my lecture, Food, Drink and Culture, we were having the discussion.】

My favorite module is Food, Drink and Culture, which was also recommended by ELC seniors. The module teacher, Peter was such a funny man and he also taught students in the interesting way. This module focused on the relationship between food, drink and people, and investigated the social and cultural factors that shape people’s relationship with food and drink and the consequences of those relationships. Therefore, I gained quite a lot knowledge about food and drink from this module. The reason why I like this module is not only because the course content but also after-class activities which related to this module. I went to go to some food and drink festival and speeches that not only helped me understand more about food and drink but also ate some delicious and amazing cuisines and wine. In addition, I also met and communicated with some well-known chefs and restaurants owners who also had Michelin Star during the festivals and lessons in university. Moreover, I also participated in the remarkable field trip in this module. I went Pipers farm, one of the most famous farm in United Kingdom, and I also learned more about meat industry from the owners of Pipers farm. In addition, it was great that I tasted more ten types of beers and wine because I am interested in wine-tasting. Moreover, I had the unforgettable dinner with the cheese maker and other professional chefs which cooked by the Michelin starred chef Michael Caines. It was such a precious chance to share my idea about food and drink with them. Furthermore, I visited the well-known hotel, Lympstone Manor, which provided 21 luxurious guestrooms and suites, a world-class wine cellar, 28 acres of gardens, grounds and parkland. It is the most gorgeous hotel that I ever seen, and it also rises my interest about hospitality management.(304字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:This is the amazing park that I mentioned that near Clive Booth Hall.

【照片說明:This is the amazing park that I mentioned that near Clive Booth Hall.】

Oxford Brookes university has a lot of campuses, but mostly students from Lanyang campus will have lectures in Headington campus. It is quite a big and convenient campus. There are some coffee shops, one convenient store, one bank, and the student cafeteria. Student central is a recommended place for exchange student because it can solve every problem from students. In addition, classrooms are bright and functionable and students can find computers everywhere in the campus. It is also convenient that students can take a bus to city center just in front of the campus. Moreover, it is significant that students need to apply a card called ‘Brookes Key’ in Taiwan in advance, because it is free to take buses which belong to Oxford Brookes University, and other bus just cost 1 pound. It takes about 10 minutes to the city from the university by bus. In the city center, students can find everything they need, such as restaurants, bars, super market, shopping center, post office, and daily necessities store. In addition, there are two local markets which open from the morning until the afternoon. About the accommodation, I chose Clive Booth Hall as my accommodation. The facilities and environment in Clive Booth Hall are quite nice. I had my own bath room and shared the kitchen with 5 flatmates. The hall just updated the clothes washing and dryer machine, so there is no problem with washing clothes. Furthermore, students can go to hall reception to collect mails and posts. In addition, the hall reception will also hold some activities during the semester. There is the amazing park just near Clive Booth Hall. Pass through the park, there is the other area called Cowley. In Cowley, there are some bars, restaurants, and one Chinese and Korean super market. Moreover, there is a bus stop in front of the Clive Booth Hall, students can take the bus to the city center, either. (317字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:This is how mess the kitchen look like after their party night.

【照片說明:This is how mess the kitchen look like after their party night.】

About the lecture, the teaching method is totally different from Taiwan. In United Kingdom, teachers focus in the interaction between students and teachers. Therefore, in the beginning, it was difficult to express my opinions to not only teachers but also classmates, because I never done this in Taiwan before. However, based on the assistance from teachers and classmates, I gradually had more interactions with teachers and classmates during the lecture. Moreover, I could also lead the discussion when we have group discussion in class, and I think it is the most obvious change for me compare to the lecture in Taiwan. Furthermore, it is difficult to get used to the referencing system in United Kingdom, because it is not similar as Taiwan. In addition, they regard plagiarism as a really serios problem, so I need to be really careful when I use references and citations. In daily life, I think it is difficult to share the flat with five British, because I am not an outgoing and talkative person. I had problem with be in contact with them in the first semester, because our daily schedules were different and they often had the drinking party until 3 AM in the morning, which meant I could not sleep well in the whole night. In addition, they never cleaned the kitchen after finishing the party, my flat got two warnings from the hall office just because of them. Hence, the relationship between my flatemates and I was like a stranger. However, in the beginning of the second semester, I tried to communicate with them and told them that I thought they did not respect me in the last semester. As a result, they apologized to me and told me that they would improve it in the second semester. (295字)

(五)大三出國建議

From my point of view, Oxford Brookes University is definitely recommended for freshmen and sophomore as a choice of junior abroad, because the environment of the university is really friendly for international students and it is also good for learning English. Lectures are different from Taiwan, I think I have learnt some types of writing skills and gained more knowledge about culture and language during this year. In addition, there are plenty of student clubs in Oxford Brookes University and they will hold many activities for international students, so it is a nice chance to meet people from all over the world. In addition, Oxford is a lovely college and convenient city that people here are all nice to students, we can find everything we need in this city, such as restaurants, markets, move theater, opera house, and shopping center. Moreover, Oxford is very close to London, it only takes 90 minutes to the center of London by coach. However, the commodity price in United Kingdom is higher than Taiwan and even United States, so it is better for freshmen and sophomore to know this information before they come to United Kingdom. However, dining in restaurants is very expensive, normally it costs approximately 10 pounds which convers to NTD is 400 dollars, so it is better to know how to cook if they come to United Kingdom. Furthermore, I will suggest freshmen and sophomore find the place to live by themselves, because not only me but also two of my friends had problems with living together with British, because their daily schedule and habit is different from Asian students. They love drinking and party whole night, and their personal heath habit still have large room for improvement. In addition, it is also difficult to have a room swap with others, so I will not suggest freshmen and sophomore to live the accommodation which provided by the university. (314字)

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