Given Qiu Chenxi's soft approach, the students would not treat her seriously and would not listen to her instructions.

"Ah?" Miao Jing was stunned. "Isn't it just a lesson? Is it so complicated? Is it not too much of an exaggeration to compare it to the training of soldiers and deployment of strategies?"

Zhai Yaohui shook his head. "In this world, if you really want to do something well, then you can't treat things too lightly."

"Then, what should we do with the situation now? There's still more than an hour of lesson. Isn't it a waste of everyone's time if Qiu Chenxi stands on the stage without doing anything?" Miao Jing was displeased.

Zhai Yaohui shot a look at the political commissar. The political commissar quickly stood up and said, "It is rare that Comrade Qiu is willing to give us lessons. She is a college graduate from the university in the capital. Everyone should seize this opportunity to learn from her. I hope everyone can cooperate with Qiu Chenxi and learn as much as you can."

If not for the sake of the Qiu family, the political commissar felt like asking Qiu Chenxi to get off the stage and let Qiao Nan conduct the lesson.

If she was incapable, she should not have volunteered to do the teaching. She was asking for trouble for herself.

"Okay, since everyone is shy, I will not force all of you. As a part of this army and from your response yesterday, I know that all of you are very enthusiastic toward English. All of you were busy practicing yesterday. It's just that I didn't expect that all of you would be unwilling to come up to demonstrate what you have learned." Qiu Chenxi took a deep breath and tried once again to get the soldiers to focus on the class and to control the rhythm of the class. "Everyone must have known by heart what you have learned yesterday. We shall move on to today's lesson."

The political commissar felt relieved and sat down when Qiu Chenxi began to start her lessons.

Qiu Chenxi relaxed slightly when the political commissar sat down. But faced with the blackboard, she was so helpless that she stood still, staring at it.

Qiu Chenxi quickly calmed herself down and sorted out her thoughts. She glanced at her lesson plan before she took the chalk and started to write a few English words on the board.

Qiu Chenxi's handwriting was pretty neat, especially when it was written on the paper. However, for those who were used to writing on the paper wrote on the blackboard without any practice, their handwriting on the paper and on the blackboard would seem as if they were from two different people.

As a result, the blackboard was a huge obstacle for Qiu Chenxi.

Qiu Chenxi had already taken other circumstances into consideration except for the blackboard, which was beyond her expectations.

When she first started to write on the blackboard, her face turned red from the laughter behind her. She used the fastest speed to erase the English letters on the blackboard and prepared to rewrite it.

Unfortunately, in the two times that she tried writing on the blackboard, her handwriting was not as she expected.


Qian Yanyan was dumbfounded. How could this be?

Qiu Chenxi was an adult, yet her handwriting was not as beautiful as the little teacher? Was she joking with her?

Qian Yanyan was not the only one who had such thought. The rest of the soldiers could not believe that Qiu Chenxi's handwriting on the blackboard would be this terrible. "Comrade Qiu is a college graduate. I heard that Teacher Xiao Qiao is only a high school student. Could it be that as she has graduated for a long time, her handwriting has also deteriorated? Her handwriting on the blackboard cannot be compared to Teacher Xiao Qiao's handwriting."

One could easily tell who the better teacher was from the discussions among the soldiers.

One was a comrade, while the other was a teacher. From the form of address, Qiu Chenxi had already lost to Qiao Nan.

Lin Yuankang had a look of pride on his face. He leaned toward Qiao Nan. "Little disciple, what's your thought on this? Do you care to share it with me? It's so boring to have the joke to yourself. You should share it with me."

"Interesting?" Qiao Nan shook her head. "I don't think it is interesting. I only want to say that Qiu Chenxi missed the right time." After another ten years, probably around 2010, the whole country would be using Information Technology. Almost every household would have one or several computers. Almost all of the classrooms, from elementary to university levels, would be equipped with a controller. As long as it was connected to the laptop, the contents could be projected using a projector and one could run a PPT.

By then, it would not matter whether Qiu Chenxi had good handwriting on the blackboard or not. As long as one used the computer, the fonts and typesetting would be done beautifully. Nobody would face such an awkward situation anymore.

"The right time? When is the right time?" Lin Yuankang knitted his eyebrows, feeling perplexed.

"I mean, China is advancing and developing rapidly. I think in a few years' time, teachers may not need to write on the blackboard. There may be a machine that can project the words. As a result, it will reduce the time wasted in the class and the students will have a happy and easy time having their lessons."

"Will there be such a day?" Lin Yuankang wondered. "It's without a doubt that China will develop and advance, but is what you said possible?"

Would teachers use such advanced technology in their lessons?

"Definitely." In less than ten years, or probably two more years, when it was the 21st century, the universities would adopt such a teaching method.

"Nan Nan, do you want to be an English teacher in the future?" He hoped that his little disciple would follow in his footsteps.

"No, I am just talking about the future development of China. I am not interested in being a teacher. If you did not drag me here with you, would I have accepted this task?" Qiao Nan denied immediately. She already had a lot on her mind given her family situation. If she was a teacher, she would have a lot more to worry about.

If possible, she would avoid taking on jobs that would require her to dedicate a lot of her time and effort, especially those that needed her to labor and toil with her mind and body. For instance, jobs like teaching that would have a huge impact on future generations.

"That's good." Lin Yuankang was relieved.

"What's good about that?" Qiao Nan did not understand.

"Nothing. You should focus on the lesson. It's very rude of us to talk within ourselves while others are conducting the lessons. Nan Nan, as your teacher, I must correct you. You can't do this in the future." Lin Yuankang put on a stern expression and looked toward the blackboard, checking out the words that Qiu Chenxi wrote.

Qiao Nan, who was criticized for no apparent reason by Lin Yuankang, was dumbfounded.

It was her master who started the conversation. What she did was to reply to his question. Why did she end up as being rude and disrespectful to others?

Qiu Chenxi finally managed to write a few words on the board. She relaxed slightly. However, she shot a sideways glance at Qiao Nan. Qiao Nan must have done it on purpose!



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