Every lecturer at CIHE gives me ample guidance in and out of class, further enriching my knowledge. Take the Basic German course I took one semester as an example. Initially, I had hesitations about taking this course as the German language was a total alien to me. Thanks to the instructor, who used songs and maps to aid the teaching of basic grammar, I understood the German culture much better. The project work for this course involved planning a trip to Germany. In the data collection process, my teammates and I were like travelling all over the country, fully understanding its historical background. What a fascinating way of teaching and learning!
Apart from textbook knowledge, CIHE brings me a unique experience on campus. Thinking that participation in more extra-curricular activities meant a larger social circle for me, I became a committee member of last year’s joint CIHE and CBCC Student Union. Besides organizing various activities for my fellow schoolmates, I also represented them to communicate with the college authorities. As the Internal Secretary, I was able to put the linguistic skills I acquired in class to practical use. I benefitted greatly from working for this important student body, with the Japanese exchange tour organized by the Student Affairs Office being my most memorable experience. My teammates and I designed our own learning theme and itinerary, and we had face-to-face interactions with local people to experience their unique culture. I am grateful for all the resources and opportunities provided by my college. Thank you CIHE!
All courses were lectured either in English or Cantonese. As Mandarin is my mother language, languages would be the primary task that I have to overcome. I am glad that I have received many supports from Caritas. For instance, Cantonese and English courses were arranged by the Language Centre. Other than that, Dean, Program Leader and other lecturers of the School often communicated with us and provided us advices to enhance our language skills. Under their assistances, I have made great progress in both English and Cantonese skills.
Teachers here are knowledgeable and open-minded. For examples, Dr Kwan's facial and body expressions combined with his fine sense of humor has made profound Western philosophy more approachable for us; Dr Ying's Chinese philosophy lectures had merged abundant Chinese traditional culture into current events around us. As for Dr Roger's logic lectures, difficult logical theories and concepts became more interesting and simple through his significant paintings. Different inspirations have come to me after having lessons by these authoritative scholars.
Through these two years of studies. besides gaining knowledge, I can feel the sense of caring and sympathies sharing among each other.