CAS Experience Reflection

During the summer of 2016, I volunteered as a teacher in a teaching facility for new immigrants. I was in charge of teaching english, and as they were new to Hong Kong (some from mainland China), I found myself having to go through the very basics of english, such as numbers, pronunciation of certain words, and even telling the time. Eventually, after teaching for 2-3 times a week over the course of 6-7 weeks, I found myself reflecting on the education system of different countries, and how different backgrounds were exposed to different areas of knowledge. There were a few students that were 30 to 40 years old, yet could not say the number eleven properly, which many are expected to know in kindergarten. I reflected on how privileged and lucky we truly are, where we have such a good learning environment and where many students / peers are multilingual, whereas it may be completely normal in other areas of the world to not know what we may know as little kids.

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