Digby Wren – SICNU Spring-Summer 2020-2021 （線上授課）
Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) Visiting Scholar at Sichuan Normal University Chengdu China (SNU) and visiting lecturer at Soochow University Taipei Taiwan, teaching Academic Research and Writing, Intercultural Understanding, Communications and Media, and International Relations. Current research activities include China's Belt and Road Initiative, China Australia Relations, Geo-economics and Geo-politics and International Education Partnerships.
A contributor and commentator for China International Radio (CRI), China Plus website and App and CGTN, Digby has enjoyed a 25 year career in Media and Communications winning many awards and working for leading corporations and government.
For the online classes Digby will be introducing students to three areas of Academic study.
1.Academic English with an emphasis on oral skills and research presentation.
Mon 10:00-12:00 （Digby class one 限選50人）
Mon 14:00-16:00 (Digby class two 限選50人)
2.Intercultural Understanding with a focus on critical thinking, analysis of new media and emerging entertainment platforms and globalisation trends.
Tue 10:00-12:00 (Digby class three 限選50人)
3.Politics and history study zooming in on the Belt and Road, global connectivity and China’s increasing importance in globalisation, climate change and industrial digitalisation and digital industrialisation.
Wed 10:00-12:00 (Digby class four 限選50人)
Wed 14:00-16:00 (Digby class five 限選50人)
Jeffrey Soden – SICNU Spring-Summer 2020-2021
Jeffrey is systems programmer (retired) from the county of alameda ( California)with 32 years of service. Trained by IBM, Microsoft (Apple), Wang, etc. He has worked in all areas of computing. During this time He studied various Languages (besides COBOL, Java etc.) Such as Hindi,Sanskrit, MalayHindi and has traveled to over 15 countries. Also Contributed to the writing of over 19 books. After Moving to Chengdu He was offered a position here SiNU teaching Oral English because of his language skills, and has been teaching in the international studies department for eight years.
Jeffrey has been a Photographer since he was young. Shooting both film and digital. In fact He still wash his own film while processing digital images on his computer.He got involved with the technical side because of his computer background and his interest in all things light related.
Jeffrey will be offering one course
1.Oral English with an emphasis on Intercultural understanding. Through cultural discourse we will strengthen Oral skills primarily in regard to listening skills and pronunciation.
Mon 9:30-11:30 (Jeffrey class one) Room A-310 (chenglong 限選42人)
Mon 2:00-4:00 (Jeffrey class two) Room A-310 (chenglong 限選42人)
Tue 9:30-11:30 (Jeffrey class three) Room A-310 (chenglong 限選42人)
Tue 2:00-4:00 (Jeffrey class four) Room A-310 (chenglong 限選42人)
Wed 9:30-11:30 (Jeffrey class five) Room 7-506 (限選50人)
兩位外教老師開設了5門課程一共10個班，同學們可以根據自己的興趣愛好和時間選擇其中一個班即可。請有選課意向的同學在2021年03月07日18點前將個人選課意愿以表格（填報表格見通知附件）的形式發送到郵箱1026731851@qq.com，請在郵件主題處標明課程名稱、班次和姓名，如“Jeffrey 1班 姓名”。英語口語課程預計3月15日開始行課，是否選課成功請以研究生院最后發布的名單為準，超額、超期選課無效。