How Hard Is Foreign Students Taking Online Classes?

For many teachers and students, it is bound to be a time to witness miracles in the spring of 2020. What has been happening in February, 2020 will surely be written into the history of world education. Due to the demand of the ministry of education to postpone the start of school, a largest-scale online collective teaching activity in human history has begun in China. More than 200 million teachers and students participate, including those foreign students who cannot return to China temporarily.

对于很多老师和学生来说,2020年的春天注定是见证奇迹的时候,2020年的二月必将会写入世界教育史。由于教育部推迟开学的政策调整需求,一场迄今为止人类历史上规模最大的网络线上集体授课“实验”,在中国拉开了序幕。参与其中的师生超过两亿,其中还包括没来得及返回中国的外国留学生。

Since the birth of the Internet, countless students have longed to attend classes at home. Nowadays, this wish has actually come true.

自从互联网诞生以来,曾有无数学生憧憬着在家就能够上课。如今,这个愿望竟然成真了。

In the early days, I was young and naive, thinking about the future: “ In 2020 I am looking forward to, we don’t need to go to school anymore and can take classes just at home.”

曾经年少无知,畅想未来:“我期待的2020,学生不用去学校,在家就能上课。”

However, the ideal is nice and the reality is brutal. In the tide of “ non-stop” classes, so many foreign students are almost “crazed”. For foreign students from all over the world, the first try to online lessons is really sad.

然而,理想很丰满,现实很骨感。在这场“停课不停学”的浪潮中,很多外国留学生几乎要被“逼疯”了。对于身处世界各地的外国留学生来说,网课初体验真的很心酸。

Now, let’s take a look at what problems foreign students have meet with.

接下来,让我们看看外国留学生们都遇到了哪些难题吧。

#1 Terrible Jet Lag!

#1 时差!倒时差!

Wake up to take online lessons at 3 am: Is it wrong way to attend the online class???
凌晨3点起床上课:是我打开网课的方式不对???

The inner overlapping sound of an international student in Europe: Classes start at 2 am, do I not need to sleep?

这位在欧洲的留学生内心OS:凌晨两点开始上课,我不用睡觉的吗?

While domestic students are still sleeping, foreign students have no alternative but to get up to study.

当国内的学生还在睡梦中时,外国留学生们却要含泪起床学习。

A teacher was stuck by a question that an international student asked in the live stream room: “Hello, teacher. It is 3:37 am now in my city, do we have to take classes in the dark? ”

一位留学生在直播间里发出灵魂一问:“老师好,我的城市现在是凌晨3:37,请问我们一定要在黑夜里上课吗?”

There was also an international student who was upset to study in complex mood in the early morning, and slowly typed three words in Chinese “ I’m dead…”

还有留学生因为凌晨起床学习心情复杂,缓缓用中文打出三个字——“我死了”……

We are able to sense that they are in despair though we are sitting in front of the screen.
隔着屏幕都能感受到他们的绝望。

Similarly, apart from international students, those foreign teachers who cannot come back to China are also frustrated.
When domestic students say “ Good morning ” to their foreign teachers, they responded with a yawn: “ Good evening! ”
同样地,除了外国留学生们,无法赶回中国上课的外教同样让人心疼。当国内的学生对外教说Good morning时,老师只能打着哈欠回应:“Good evening!”

#2 How to Download These Applications?

#2 这么多网课直播软件,该如何下载?

Because of the difference in the network, those foreign students, who don’t know how to download these assigned applications used for online lessons, had to turn to their Chinese classmates for help. Certainly, there is still a jet lag. So, too difficult!!!
Sometimes you still cannot download it at all even if you are seeking assistance all the time, which is really annoying!

因为网络的不同,不知如何下载所上课程的网课直播软件,外国留学生们只好向国内同学讨教如何操作的问题。同样依旧是隔着时差,真的是太艰难了!
有时候即便隔着时差到处讨教,还是存在根本下载不了的情况,实在太令人窒息了!

#3 Major Servers Fail

#3 各大网络教学平台相继而崩

On the first day of class, several major servers failed one after another.
开课当天,各大网络教学平台相继而崩。就像玩萝卜蹲一样,这个崩完那个崩。

学习通崩,学习通崩

学习通崩完,雨课堂崩

雨课堂崩,雨课堂崩
雨课堂崩完,智学网崩

智学网崩,智学网崩
智学网崩完,青年大学习崩

未完待续…
To be continued…

#4 A Variety of Bugs Show Up

#4 各种bug轮番上场

Network instability, live video not smooth, being absent from class, unable to punch the clock and etc.
A live stream lesson is about 45 minutes, half of which is almost used to solve these all kind of issues.

网络不稳定、直播画面卡顿、有人缺席、无法打卡、登陆不了系统……
一节45分钟的直播课,几乎一半时间都用来解决各种bug了。

Universities Have Been Solving the Difficulties of International Students in Online Classes

For example: Jinan University, which is known as “highest overseas Chinese university”, has 13,728 overseas Chinese and foreign students from 123 different countries and regions. In order to facilitate their access to the teaching platform successfully, the school network and education technology center set up evaluation team for students in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas accessing platform, which contributes to go on a timely “one-to-one” assessment of these students’ visit and ensure that students and teachers all over the world can take classes together.

In view of the jet lag of foreign students, teachers put the curriculum resources on the Internet on the one hand, and adjust the teaching time on the other hand, in order to ensure that all students can participate in learning successfully. After reading the passage, what’s your comment about it? Welcome to share with us!欢迎大家评论区留言!

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