“water, thank you, tea…” These days, each cadre of Keting community, Keqiao Street takes an English word list with them and even be the diplomat of the community to solve the troubles for the residents.
For Keting community nears to the textile market, many foreign businessmen live there. “Many residents can’t communicate with foreigners , because they can’t speak English, they have to ask for help from cadres of community, therefore, we have to learn English.” Director of Keting community, Shan Hongping said. From this August on, cadres of Keting community began to learn English by themselves.
One month later, their learning English works. A few days ago, some residents from 11th building, Keting sub district went to Keting community for the water from air conditioning of a tenement in the second floor were flowed directly to the corridor, and the neighbors were affected by it greatly. Neighbors have tried their best to tell the tenement to solve it many times, for the tenement is a foreigner and he can’t understand what they were saying, they have to ask for help of the cadres of community.
Cadres of Keting community spoke with the foreigner in basic English word, as well as the gestures, they said to the foreigner,“ air-condition, water, rip, fix…” Although no grammar and no sentence, the foreigner still caught what they were saying, and he promised to repair the water pipeline quickly, raising up his thumb to praise the cadre of community, “ good ,wonderful!” Finally, the problem was solved and the cadre of community happily said, “ It doesn’t waste time to learn English, it works.” ( By Zhang Lixia)