I have a dream which I work in Asia. Then, I thought seriously about what I can do now to realize my dream and I started to study Chinese when I was a junior student. I visited Jinan University in China to join training abroad and interacted with students this year in March. It was fun and exciting for me. I hoped I'd like to spend a campus life with them here, which was a begining of deciding to participate in an intership. In Jinan Univercity I'm going to study Chinese with students from foreign countries and then, give lessons about Japanese culture and languages. I have aims of this internship. First, I'll master both Chinese and English. Second, I'll have students known about Japan. Because I'll take Chinese class with them and the class I give will be taken in English, I'd like to acquire not only Chinese but English. Also, I'd like to give lessons which is interesting and easy to understand to have them interested in Japan.
I take a Chinese class from Monday to Friday and teach Japanese for the member of Japanese club twice a week now. I really enjoy studying Chinese with students from a lot of countries. Thanks to classmates, I spend a good time here. I think that I can improve my Chinese little by little. Also, I can have great experience through Japanese club. Although it’s more difficult to teach Japanese for the member of Japanese club than I expected, I’m very glad to study Japanese with them. All of them can speak Chinese so, I often think that if I spoke Chinese, I could give them Japanese class which is easy to understand. I regret not studying Chinese before I came to China many times but, I want to study hard in order to teach them Japanese only in Chinese.
Through this internship, I could get two things. First, my Chinese was improved. Second,the way of my thinking was changed.
At first, I couldn't tell other people what I wanted to say in Chinese. But, as the time had passed, I could do it little by little, which made me confident in my Chinese.
Also, I learned how important it was to think about what other people need. At first, I told students only about what I wanted to teach, but I gradually noticed I should tell them what they wanted to study.
Thanks to this internship, I became to have more passion to work in a foreign country. As a first step to realize my dream, I will work hard from this April.