At the scene of the discussion (Source: Cao Shuqing)
At 7pm of March 28th, the first English Corner of this semester was successfully held at the cloister of Lingnan academic hall of the school library. After a brief introduction about the theme by the host, the English Corner began in the ardent expectations of the participators.
The theme "Recollection of the Past" of this English Corner aimed at recalling participators’ fond memories of the past. Students from different schools of SWUPL actively carried out heated discussions. Some people felt nostalgia for the days and nights fighting for the university entrance exam, while others cherished the freedom and pleasure when travelling with their family members. Many participators said despite that the past were not all desired, it was a precious memory and an unforgettable part of life. Although most participators had been strangers before this activity, driven by the host, they shared thoughts from the bottom of their heart in English with each other. Moreover, some students who had been too shy to speak English were encouraged by the host to join the discussion. At the end of the activity, some students shared their contact information with each other, for them, the English Corner would also become their happy memory.
Intended to offer a good English communication environment, the English Corner creates an English-only talking atmosphere and promote students' English ability. Also, students who joined the activity had the chance to make new friends. Focusing on different themes, the English Corner leaves every attendee different memories every time.