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“要求中国留学生在校内只说英语”,涉事杜克大学教授已辞职

US college official who told Chinese students to speak English quits

美国大学教授要求中国留学生在校内只说英语,现已辞职

(Reuters) - An official at the Duke University School of Medicine stepped down, a day after she was denounced by students on social media for sending an email saying Chinese students should speak English on campus.

(路透社)——杜克大学医学院的硕士研究生项目主任在社交媒体上发送一封电子邮件称中国学生在校园应该说英语,因而遭到学生的谴责,事后第二天该主任辞职

Megan Neely left her position as director of graduate studies for the biostatistics master's program "effective immediately," the dean of the school told students in a letter on Sunday, according to the university's newspaper, The Chronicle.

杜克大学校报《The Chronicle》报道,周日该校院长在一封信中告诉学生,梅根·尼利(Megan Neely)辞去了生物统计学硕士研究生项目主任职,“立即生效”。

The dean, Mary Klotman, said Duke's Office of Institutional Equity would conduct a thorough review of the program.

院长玛丽·克罗特曼(Mary Klotman)表示,杜克大学制度公平办公室将对该项目进行彻底审查。

The email by Neely, who remains an assistant professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at Duke, said she was approached by two faculty members who wanted details of first-year students "they observed speaking Chinese (in their words, VERY LOUDLY)" on campus.

目前仍是杜克大学生物统计学和生物信息学的助理教授。她在电子邮件中表示,有两名教员找到她,称他们在校园看见两名大一学生在非常大声地讲中文,想要了解这两名学生的详细情况。

The faculty members asked for photos of the students to be able to identify them "so they could remember them if they ever interviewed for an internship or ask to work with them for a master's project."

教员们要求尼利提供这两名学生照片,以便日后如果他们参加实习面试,或者申请硕士项目能认出他们。

"I encourage you to commit to using English 100 percent of the time," Neely wrote to students in the master's program. The faculty members were upset, she added, because the students were "being so impolite as to have a conversation that not everyone on the floor could understand."

“我希望你们在校内能做到100%用英语交流,”尼利在给硕士项目学生的信中写道。她补充不是在场的每个人都能听懂这些学生的谈话,这太不礼貌了,因此老师们有点生气了

Screenshots of her email circulated widely on social media on Saturday, prompting some students to submit a petition urging the school to investigate what they called her "apparently discriminatory actions against international students."

上周六,她的电子邮件截图在社交媒体上广泛流传,促使一些学生提交了请愿书敦促学校调查他们所谓的“明显歧视国际学生的行为”。

Klotman and Neely did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday. Reuters could not verify the contents of the email.

周日,克罗特曼和尼利均未立即回应置评请求。路透社无法核实邮件内容。

In her letter, the dean reassured students there is "absolutely no restriction or limitation" on the language they choose to use on campus.

在信中,院长向学生们保证,他们在校园使用的语言“绝对没有任何限制”。

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KATHA Lyesterday

I remember, as a graduate student with the University of Northeastern Iowa three decades ago at a summer program in the city of Angers, being required on paper to speak only French for the duration of the session. Several reasons for this request, as we were there to improve our accents and understanding of the French language, not to help the French waiters practice their English on us!

我记得,三十年前,作为一名爱荷华州东北大学的研究生,我参加了法国昂热市的一个暑期项目,在项目进行期间,书面要求我们能说法语。我们那里是为了提高法国口语和对法语的理解,而不是为了帮助法国服务练习英语!

 

NCAA2 days ago

Another one bites the dust on using Social Media to say ones mind in public.

又一个因为在社交媒体上发表个人观点而一败涂地的

 

william2 days ago

In a classroom it is a fair request. Outside class Chinese or whatever mother language would be appropriate.

课堂上,这是个合理的要求。但是在课外,说中文或任何母语都是无可厚非的

 

Yueyesterday

When i was visiting Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, I heard a lot of international students spoke English, and a couple of Chinese professors were conversing in English with them.

去参观上海交通大学时候,听到很多国际学生说英语,而且一些中国教授用英语和他们交谈。

 

We Are Borg2 days ago

She did not "quit" -- she was essentially fired. I'm not getting this: Neely then politely reminds these first-year students it would be to their benefit to speak English in the classroom; the complaints were not about PRIVATE conversations outside of the classroom. Neely was NOT the one initiating the complaint, it was two other faculty members. All she did was to simply relay a polite request to her first-year foreign students, so why didn't The Inquisition call out the other two faculty members?

不是“辞职”实际上是被解雇了。我不明白的是,尼利礼貌地提醒这些大一学生在教室里说英语,这对他们有好处;并非针对课堂之外的私人谈话。尼利不是发起投诉的人,是另外两名教员。她所做的一切只是向大一留学生礼貌地提出一个要求,为什么不调查其他两名教员呢?

 

T2 days ago

When I went to school in France they said the same thing, speak french 100% of the time and you'll master it quickly otherwise not so much.

我在法国上学时,学校提过类似的要求,100%法语交流这样你很快就能掌握法语。

 

jini g2 days ago

Should Spanish speaking student speak English 100% of the time?

说西班牙语的学生应该100%英语交流吗?

 

CPinFL2 days ago

If foreign students have sufficient English to be accepted into American universities then they should be expected to speak English when in the classroom and when nonspeakers of their language are part of their conversational group then it's only good manners to speak the common language.

如果外国学生英语能力达到美国大学录取要求,那么他们就应该在课堂上英语交流和语言不同的人一起交流时,讲通用语言才礼貌。

 

CalAbamayesterday

I am a naturalized American (Asian) - I speak 4 languages. In public settings, I always speak English - at work, school, groceries etc. If I speak in any other language, I speak privately / quietly. There is no rule for or against this. This is just a matter of politeness and social etiquette.

我是亚裔美国人我会说四种语言。在公共场合(工作场所,学校、去杂货店买东西等等),我都是说英语。虽然没有相关的规定要求这么做,但这是关乎礼貌和社交礼仪的问题。

 

Del-one2 days ago

During class/lecture time, they should speak English. At other times, why can't personal conversations, be personal?

在课堂上,他们应该说英语。私下谈话就另当别论了。

 

Zep Headyesterday

When you're in the classroom, or it's part of the schooling process, yeah, you should speak English. When you're on your own time, then speak however you want in whatever language you want. It isn't anybody else's business.

在课堂上应该说英语。在课余时间用什么语言交流都可以,这不关别人的事。

 

Jesse Oresnik2 days ago

First, why is the headline singling out a couple Chinese students, when this email was apparently directed to ALL students? Second, I'd like to know where their conversation took place. If it were in a classroom or during a school-related activity, they have a point. But if it were just some random place on campus, the students should be able to speak whatever language they like.

首先,这封邮件显然是发给所有学生的,为什么标题却挑出了几个中国学生?其次,我想知道他们的谈话在哪里进行的。如果是在课堂上或在学术活动中,那老师说的有道理。如果是在课后学生们想用哪种语言交流都可以

 

Sugamorgan2 days ago

When talking in class yes English when talking to friends or family SPEAK WHAT LANGUAGE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH.....

当在课堂上交谈时,应该说英语,当与朋友或家人交谈时,说什么语言都行,只有你觉得舒服

 

ABCyesterday

There is nothing wrong to ask student to use a common language. At least I don't think so.

我认为,要求学生说通用语言是无可厚非的

 

MahdiM2 days ago

I understand the outrage against Ms. Neely. What I would like to know is, why is there no outrage against the two faculty members who wanted details of first-year students. They are as much to blame as is Ms. Neely.

理解大家对尼女士的愤怒。不过,为什么没有人对两位教员感到愤怒他们和尼女士一样应该受到谴责。

 

Joe2 days ago

It's a Free Country .. Freedom of Speech .. if I want to speak French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese, English to my friends .. I will do it. I understand this was not during a class discussion - that's different if it is inside the classroom or out in the openwide campus

这是一个自由的国家,想说啥就说啥…我想用什么语言和朋友交流就用什么语言,法语,意大利语,西班牙语,德语,汉语,英语等等,但前提这是在课后。在课堂上就另当别论了。

 

Abby2 days ago

If this was in the classroom, I could understand, but when they are not in class, it's no one's business what language they use, and completely understandable that people converse in their own language.

如果是在课堂上要求用英语交流,我可以理解,课外说什么语言无关紧要,完全可以用自己的母语交谈。

 

PS2 days ago

half the kids at the universities are now asian- and will return to asia after graduating. how does this help US taxpayers (who help fund universities)?

这些大学里有一半的学生是亚洲人,毕业后将返回亚洲。这对美国纳税人(资助大学的纳税人)有什么好处?

 

Bravo2 days ago

It seems that in our universities today all it takes is a letter from a few students to have you removed.

如今在大学里,似乎只需要几位学生写封联名信就能让你丢掉工作。

 

Mr. Mango To Youyesterday

I can't stand Trump, but there is one simple thing he could do that would get my vote: Cut the number of international student visas IN HALF! Most Universities justify giving rejecting US kids because foreign students pay more.

虽然我受不了特朗普,但只要他干成一件事,我就会给他投一票,那就是把国际学生签证的数量减半。大多数大学拒绝我们的孩子,就看中外国学生付的学费更高

 

nyesterday

When in Rome... That is old advice but wise advice. If you want to be accepted and be included, you have to make an effort to also be inclusive..

老话说得好,入乡随俗,还是有道理的。如果你想被接纳,你就必须努力融入……

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