2013/11/17 in Acclaim
I am writing this letter for my foreigner teacher Alex as a recommendation letter. I am a college student in ChongqingUniversity and Alex teaches me The Literature of Morality.
To start with, I have to say I don’t know him much because he only teaches for a term once a week. But even during this short time, I still praise him for his work.
I remember I have seen a movie called Dead Poets Society, which you must know. I would say that Alex is the Capitan of my long way of studying, even just for a short term. “Learn to think for yourselves again. No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” And that is what Alex told us to do. As a matter of fact, I am concerned about the current situation of Chinese college students, including me of course.
You know I always heard some complains about the current situation that we have no ideas for their future and feel no confident to face the challenge of independent life. Also we are confused about the meaning of studying, which we have to do because as long as we want to graduate. And Alex said: I always think to encourage students to think critically does best to their study and to make them interested in leads them think. Indeed he did in that way.
You know my class is a really small class only with 6 students, so every lesson we have opportunities to express our ideas and thoughts. That is what Alex wants us to do, as he said, I don’t want to talk too much, all I want is you guys talking and expressing your ideas. I have to say I love his class, and this is because he made us interested in.
The second main point is passion. I bet Alex is one of the teachers with most passion to attend class and teach us. I don’t know if I use the right words “teach”, because I think we look more like friends and just share ideas together. When he focuses on our class, I think, he really loves teaching, for the bottom of his heart. As he said, since when he was college student, his teacher made him want to be a teacher.
There is no doubt that wherever he is, he will continue to teach as well and passionately as he did in China. And I firmly believe that he would do a great job. I like him. He is one of the best teachers that I’ve ever met.
At last, I would like to use the lines of Dead Poets Society to finish this letter “oh Capitan, my Capitan!”
(Apology for my poor words to show his excellence.)