Good morning! Dear teachers! First, thank you for giving me this opportunity for an interview. I’d like to briefly introduce myself. My name is Liao Chunlan, born in Chongqing, will soon graduate from Sichuan International Studies University, Bachelor of Arts (文学学士), master’s degree. I have been teaching English while I’ve been studying for postgraduate courses. Because my major is English language and literature, importantly, my research orientation is theories and practice of English language teaching. The teaching experience is very helpful for my study and my job. I have taught oral English in the International Exchange Department in Sichuan International Studies University. And I have taught business English in English Department of this university. Well, I also have the great honor to teach college English in Chongqing Education College. To be a teacher is my dream, to be a great teacher is my goal. In my spare time, I like reading, watching movies, surfing the Internet, doing sports, and travelling.
Strengths: Highly-motivated and determined
I don’t know whether you have watched a film named The Pursuit of Happiness. It is a very touching movie acted by Will Smith. I love this movie very much. Because I find myself in this movie and I got a lesson from it. In this movie, the main character never lost hope and was devoted to his job and family, being passionate about life and future, and being calm while facing adversities. I can still remember what the father said to his son. You got a dream, you gonna protect it. I am like him, full of motivation and determination, being strong and calm while facing difficulties.
Weaknesses: Im afraid I havent got a very good sense of directions, so I easily get lost. But I like to ask people and find the way from other means, for example, search the Internet on my mobile phone, and turn to the directions at bus stops. Another one is that I tend to have too high expectations on people, especially people who I care. Once my sister and friends told me that I expected them too highly which put too much pressure on them. This is true with regard to my students. Anyway, I am trying to find the balance between ideals/ hopes and reality.