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The Newsletter D AYEH UNIVERSITY

DAYEH’S BASKETBALL TEAM: ALWAYS READY TO WIN

Volume , Issue 25 November, 2013

Daniel 周頡 a first year student of Sport Business Management 運動事業管理系 at DYU and captain of DYU basketball team talks about what it means to be a good sportsman.

Winning is great but how you play the game is also important.

You should always respect your opponents and spectators.

Good sportsmanship also means knowing how to concede defeat graciously. We welcome everyone to come and watch our next DBL game大葉籃球聯賽.


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UNIFORM DAY AT DAYEH Gary 陳冠銘 a first year English major at DYU shares a few of his uniform day photos. Judy 張馨予 and Yuzi 王宇慈 (in the photo on the left) and Howard 王建皓 and Joe 吳孟儒 (in the photo on the right) all wearing their senior high school uniforms for uniform day at DYU. Unlike Taiwanese universities, Taiwanese senior high schools require their students to wear a uniform. These uniforms reflect the highly disciplined and serious nature of senior high school study here in Taiwan. Moreover, these uniforms symbolise the great efforts that are required to gain a place in a good university in Taiwan.

THE TAXI DRIVER FROM GUAM

Roger 顧立偉 a first year student of Industrial Design 工業設計 tells us about his trip to Guam 關島.

Guam is a beautiful, sunny island. However, one of their taxi drivers gave us quite a bad first impression. About 15 minutes into our taxi ride from the airport to our hotel, the taxi driver stopped his taxi in the middle of nowhere and yelled: “Get out of the taxi!”

However, being very polite Taiwanese we nevertheless apologised and thankfully he forgave us. Luckily, we were able to complete our journey without further incident.

When travelling overseas it is always important to be aware of differing The driver’s complaint was that the cultural expectations. For example, if four of us were talking too loudly. We you chat loudly in a taxi in Guam, you reminded him that as customers and may badly upset your driver and risk tourists it was quite natural for us to be being dumped in the middle of nowhere. excited and chat loudly. _____________________


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Learning the skills of architectural design Calvin 呂晉葳, a first year student of Industrial Design 工業設計 at DYU shows us how he turned a photo into a pencil sketch and then into a watercolour painting.

Although industrial designers usually draw pictures of cars, motorbikes and other industrially produced products, I also like to draw pictures of buildings surrounded by nature. Good designs should be beautiful and I find that the natural environment quite inspiring. Therefore, it is unsurprising that I felt inspired to take a photo outside DYU’s library.

DYU has many beautiful trees. For instance, there are many trees beside the road outside the DYU library. Every time I walk past these trees I feel peaceful and creative. It always makes me feel like photographing, drawing and painting. Firstly, I took a photo, then I sketched the photo and finally, I added watercolour together with my own imaginings. This process not only helped me develop my designing skills but also let me demonstrate these skills to my teacher and classmates. _____________________

Photos: The first step was taking the photo below. The second step was making the sketch on the right and the third step was the watercolour paintings above.


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Brothers Kenneth Murray (above on the left), an English teacher from Hong Kong, visiting Taipei for a weekend with his twin brother, the editor of this newsletter, not far from Wulai Falls, just outside of Taipei, Taiwan

martin@mail.dyu.edu.tw Many thanks!

Climb every mountain, ford every stream . . . Learning English is an important part of your university life. In this column, we would like to encourage you to keep walking along and climbing up the pathway to better English, even when the going gets tough.

Photo: Yushan or Jade Mountain, reaches 3,952 metres above sea level at its peak and is Taiwan’s highest mountain Flora Mary Wang Tzu-Shin 王姿心 (a part-time English teacher at the ILC) and Martin Murray 馬丁老師 (editor 主編 of this newsletter and full-time ILC English teacher) share a few of their thoughts on how to improve your English

For most of you, reaching the peak of your English language communicative potential will require a considerable, sustained effort during your time at DYU and beyond. However, you should always remember that all journeys start with just one step and that the more steps you take to improve your English the easier it should become. Just like The Sound of Music song “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” suggests, metaphorically at least, you need to: Photo: Stream just outside of DYU

“Climb every mountain, Ford every stream, Follow every rainbow, Until you find your dream.” In short, English learning not only requires a great deal of endurance but also a strong motivation, in order to keep on stepping towards your goal of better English. Certainly, there may well be times when your pathway towards better English becomes slippery and you may even fall down. However, you just have to get yourself up again and keep on walking or climbing to your ultimate goal of better English. It may take weeks or months before you notice any improvement to your English. All the same, you should keep on learning it, no matter what. Eventually, you and those you communicate with in English will notice improvement so whatever you do don’t give up. _____________________


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