On the March 17th, 2019, eight pre-service teachers of Reciprocal Learning Program from University of Windsor (UWin) were ready for their three-month trip to China. Led by Research Assistant, Yuhan Deng, they will first visit Beijing Foreign Language School for two weeks. This visit is assisted by Dr. Shijing Xu (UWin) and Professor Luxin Yang (Beijing Foreign Language University) with her graduate assistants. Gaining support from the local school, the pre-service teachers will get access to enter classrooms, take part in teaching activities with local teachers and communicate with Chinese students about their study and school life.
2019 年 3 月 17 日，8 名来自加拿大温莎大学的职前教师在研究助理邓雨涵的带领下，从 多伦多前往中国进行为期 3 个月的学习交流。首先他们将在北京外国语附属学校进行为期 两周的实习。在温莎大学许世静教授、北京外国语大学杨鲁新教授及其团队的协助和北外 附校的支持下，职前教师们有机会走进中国学生的课堂开展教学观摩活动、参与评课，在 真实的校园中感受和了解北京中学生的学习与生活。
Professor Yang’s students, Albert and Tony from Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), waited for the Windsor group at the airport to welcome their guests from Canada. Mr. Canglong Liao, the Vice Director of the General Office at Beijing Foreign Language School, and the graduate students from BFSU waited for the group at the Beijing Foreign Language School Hotel. The school prepared a dinner for everyone to welcome their arrival.
杨鲁新教授的学生傅帅和张林涛在北京机场接机。到达实习学校后，北京外国语附属学校 办公室副主任廖苍龙老师和杨鲁新教授的学生在学校酒店帮职前教师搬行李，为大家准备 晚餐接风洗尘
The first Chinese breakfast in the canteen of Beijing Foreign Language School.
3 月 18 日，职前教师在学校食堂第一次品尝正宗的中式早餐。
The pre-service teachers were doing their school placement at Beijing Foreign Language School.
Under the guidance of Dr. Xu, pre-service teachers discussed about the lesson evaluation of English teachers at Beijing Foreign Language School.
The pre-service teachers were taking cultural lessons including martial arts, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, and Chinese paper cutting at Beijing Foreign Language School.
On March 24th, 2019, Dr. Shijing Xu brought eight pre-service teachers from the University of Windsor to visit Beijing Foreign Studies University. They visited the library and the National Research Center for Foreign Language Education at BFSU.
2019 年 3 月 24 日，温莎大学许世静教授带领 8 名温莎大学教育学院中加互惠学 习项目的职前教师来到北京外国语大学，参观了北外图书馆、中国外语与教育研 究中心，并在许世静教授的主持下，与北京外国语大学杨鲁新教授的研究团队开 展了座谈会。
The pre-service teachers from the University of Windsor met Professor Yang’s graduate students at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
On March 29th, 2019, with the assistance of research team from Beijing Foreign Language University, eight pre-service teachers from the University of Windsor visited the Primary School affiliated to Agricultural University in Beijing, a Sister School participating in the Reciprocal Learning Project. Mr. Zhao (principal) and teachers of the school welcomed everyone. Mr. Zhao and Ms. Chen also introduced the basic information of the school and showed their guests many different classes taught in the school.
2019 年 3 月 29 日，在温莎大学教育学院许世静教授，北京外国语大学杨鲁新教授及其博 士生团队的协助下，许世静教授带领 8 名来自加拿大温莎大学的职前教师和其研究助理到 中加互惠学习项目的姊妹校——中国农大附小参观。赵校长和英语老师陈老师迎接并欢迎 了大家的到来。对于此次加拿大职前教师的参观，全校师生表示热情地欢迎。
The UWindsor cohort is having lunch with Mr. Zhao and teachers in the staff canteen at the school.
The pre-service teachers visited the Primary School Affiliated to Agricultural University in Beijing with Dr. Shijing Xu. The principal, Mr. Zhao and an English teacher, Ms. Chen, introduced the school and showed the classes to the pre-service teachers.
The pre-service teachers participated in activities with the students and had a wonderful day at The Primary School Affiliated to China Agricultural University.
同时，加拿大职前教师也很高兴能参与到同学们的兴趣课中， 尤其是向学校的小书法家 们学习如何写毛笔字。
On March 17th, 2019, eight pre-service teachers of Reciprocal Learning Program and Yuhan Deng (Research Assistant) from the University of Windsor were ready for their three-month trip to China. Their first destination was Beijing. During the weekends, they had a chance to visit famous monuments and historic sites to learn more about Chinese history and culture.
2019 年 3 月 17 日，8 名来自加拿大温莎大学的职前教师和其研究助理邓雨涵启程从多伦 多前往中国进行为期 3 个月的学习交流，他们的第一站为北京。在北外附校、农大附小实 习之余，他们还利用周末时间参观了北京的名胜古迹，进一步了解中国的文化和历史。
The pre-service teachers visited the Forbidden City with the school teachers and exchange students from the University of Toronto.
On March 24th, Dr. Xu took the pre-service teachers to the Summer Palace in the morning.
3 月 24 日早，许教授带领大家参观了北京颐和园。
On March 31st, the pre-service teachers went to the Beijing Botanical Garden where they visited the Wo Fo Temple.
3 月 31 日，大家参观了北京植物园和园内的卧佛寺。
On April 6th, BFSU fellows and the pre-service teachers visited the 798 Art Center and tasted local food.
4 月 6 日，杨老师的研究团队带大家参观了 798 艺术区，一起品尝了地道的北京菜，为此次的北京行画上圆满句号
The University of Windsor (UWin) teacher candidates received a warm welcome from the Southwest University (SWU) community upon their arrival in Chongqing in April. During their two-month stay in Chongqing, they attended many seminars at SWU. For example, they attended a seminar conducted by Dr. Yu on traditional Chinese music history and invited her students to perform two Chinese traditional instruments to help the UWin teacher candidates gain a broader understanding of Chinese traditional music history and culture. Other SWU professors also delivered courses on Chinese history and teaching philosophy.
温莎大学的职前教师于4月抵达重庆后受到了西南大学（SWU）的热烈欢迎。 在他们访学的两个月中，他们参加了几场精彩的西南大学研讨会。 在其中一场讲座中，杜老师向他们介绍了中国传统音乐的历史。 教授不仅介绍了中国传统音乐，还请她的学生们表演了古筝和笛子。温莎大学的职前教师借此机会，对中国传统音乐和文化有了更深入的了解。除此之外，西大的老师们还给职前教师们介绍了中国的历史和哲学思想。
On April 11th, 2019, Dr. Shijing Xu and the UWindsor pre-service teachers visited Zeng Jia Yan Primary School and started their school placement with warm welcomes from the teachers and administration. The teacher candidates conducted their practicums at Zeng Jia Yan under the supervision of various English-language associate teachers. During their placement, they also participated in a Sister School Skype meeting with Zeng Jia Yan’s Sister School, Prince Edward Public School, in Windsor, Canada.
On April 18th, 2019, the University of Windsor (UWin) teacher candidates arrived at Chongqing Tian Jia Bing Middle School for their teaching placement. Tian Jia Bing’s vice principal (Mr. Mo), curriculum director (Mr. Yang) and teachers warmly welcomed all the UWin teacher candidates and gave them a school tour upon their arrival. During their placement, the pre-service teachers had an opportunity to observe classes and participate in in-class activities with the students. They were also invited to deliver workshops introducing elements of Canadian culture, Canadian Geography, music, and First Nations history to students.
On April 19th, 2019, Dr. Shijing Xu and eight pre-service teachers from University of Windsor (UWin) visited Lanhuajun and Ziducheng Kindergartens in Chongqing. The visit was supported by Dr. Liao Zhong, Senior Business Commissioner and Education Commissioner of the Canadian Consulate General in Chongqing; Mr. Yidian Liu and Ms. Yajie Dai, Senior Managers of the kindergartens; and Dr. Xu. The pre-service teachers participated in outdoor activities with children and also taught the children how to play a game from called "Duck, Duck, Goose!” The UWin cohort gained a better understanding of the Chinese kindergarten educational system.
2019年4月19日上午，温莎大学许世静教授带领温莎大学的8名参加中加互惠学习项目的职前教师到龙湖蓝湖郡和紫都城幼儿园参观学习。此次幼儿园参观学习是在加拿大驻重庆总领事馆高级商务专员、教育专员廖忠博士，辰星集团高管刘一点先生和戴雅洁女士和许教授的积极促成下实现的。温莎大学职前教师和紫都城幼儿园小朋友一起参加了幼儿园的室外活动，并教小朋友们玩加拿大的儿童游戏“Duck，Duck， Goose”！通过此次学习， 职前教师们对中国的幼儿园教育有了更好的了解。
On May 17th, 2019, the UWindsor teacher candidates visited the Experimental Primary School of Sichuan Conservatory of Music (EPSSCM) and the Sichuan Special Education School. At EPSSCM, Ms. Ling Lin, a EPSSCM’s teacher and an RLP program alumni, gave six teacher candidates and Dr. Shijing Xu, a thorough school tour. They were welcomed by the principal and a band performance delivered by the EPSSCM children. At EPSSCM, the UWin teacher candidates taught a Physical Ed class to grade five students. The teachers at EPSSCM and the cohort had an opportunity to exchange about teaching strategies with each other. After visiting EPSSCM, the UWindsor teacher candidates visited Sichuan Special Education School to get a better understanding of Chinese special education. At the end of their school visit, the teacher candidates received many gifts made by students.
On May 27th, 2019, the UWindsor (UWin) teacher candidates visited Maple Leaf School in Yongchuan City. Accompanied by Jacklyn, a 2015 RLP alumnus, seven teacher candidates and Dr. Shijing Xu toured the school grounds. They also had the opportunity to observe Aham, another RLP alumnus’s class during their visit. Maple Leaf principal warmly welcomed everyone and hoped that the UWin teacher candidates can teach at Maple Leaf School after their graduation.
During June 9th to 16th, the UWindsor teacher candidates visited many schools in Suzhou. They visited Soochow University and met the Dean, Vice Dean, and Dr. Yining Fu from the Faculty of Education. During their stay, the cohort was seen in both the Chinese local and national newspapers. The newspapers captured the teacher candidates learning a Chinese traditional dance when visiting the Cang Lang Experimental Primary School. The teacher candidates also had an opportunity to visit the High School Affiliated to Suzhou University and Yuanqu No. 1 High School and taught students there.
During their two-month stay in Chongqing, the UWindsor teacher candidates experienced a variety of traditional Chinese cultures through attending many wonderful workshops and classes. Through the Kung Fu workshop, they not only learned the movement of Kung Fu but also the spirit of the Chinese traditional culture. The cohort also learned about the beauty of Chinese characters through Chinese Calligraphy classes.
On May 23rd, 2019, the UWindsor (UWin) pre-service teachers had a tea picking trip with Dean Yu and other teachers from Zeng Jia Yan (ZJY) Primary School. In the evening, the UWin pre-service teachers visited the families of ZJY Primary School students. They not only learned about the traditions of the Dragon Boat Festival but also learned how to make ‘zong zI’, which is a typical food enjoyed during the Dragon Boat festival. While learning from the local families, the pre-service teachers also shared Canadian cultures with local families.
On April 14th, 2019, eight UWindsor teacher candidates were invited to go on a one-day trip to Dazu Rock Carving Resort with Dr. Wang from Southwest University. Everyone was amazed by the sculptures and their history.
2018年4月14日，西南大学组织了为期一天的实地考察，带10名师范生到大足石刻公园参观。 来自西南大学的邓老师担任实地考察的导游。 虽然是下雨天，但学生们都很享受观看数百年雕塑的时光。
On May 31st, 2019, one day before the Children’s Day, Southwest University Kindergarten teachers invited the UWindsor teacher candidates to participate in different activities with the kindergarten children. It was the cohort’s first time to hear about Children’s Day. They were able to observe how parents interacted with their children by participating in various activities.