1。 English Department主要偏重于英文写作。
2。Modern Language and Literature Department主要是第二外语习得方面。对于我来说学习侧重于英语教学法 TESOL, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.尤其感兴趣的是在这个学院还可以选修拉丁语。目前我更倾向于第二个，也 是英语教学法。希望得到您的指点。 Shelley
第一，我也觉得第二个比较好，因为，在你们之后的一个班级中也有一位来自北师大的老师，她是给老外讲汉语的那个学院。她告诉我说，我的教学方式和造词理论在目前语言教学领域中属于一 很先进的方法和理论（我没有记住这个专业术语），只是许多教师停留在理论阶段，而我虽然没有接触这 语言学理论，但我确实好像处于这 理论的实践阶段。因此，我的上课内容也许对您有所参考，您也许可以把这 理论和方法从语言专业的角度发扬光大。
第二，关于推荐信，我从来 没有写过。最重要的是，我不属于语言教学的圈子，因此，我的外行话很难有所价值。我的建议是，您自己参考相关资料写一篇推荐信，然后找您熟悉并且熟悉您业务能力的语言学教授签字即可，国内留学生基本上都是这 作法。当然，也有一些公司专门做这项服务，只是那些公司是为不懂英语或者不懂国外教育背景的人服务的。祝一切顺利！
Dear Dr. Liu,
In no longer than a month, i will be a freshman in one of the most famous and beautiful campus in Beijing, and hereby i am so appreciate that remarkable summer holidays we spent together in 2005, which surely changed my attitudes toward those seemingly stupid English words, just as you say in the textbook, now to gain the cognition of the world, to express the world: ).
But i have more exciting stories to share with you, i am now applying for American Universities after a month's preparation of both SAT-1 and SAT-2. those times were tough and painful, which makes me realized how much you should pay for your future success, yet i can tell you that my pain was somehow alleviated, but pity it didn't clear off...Tests are one thing, while application is another, another thing that is much, much more enduring than to take the test twice in the U.S.. And let me get this straight, i would like you to help me a bit with the recommendation work, at first i was thinking maybe you could write me a recommendation letter in the way my parents have suggested, but soon i changed my mind. There were so many students ever running into your life, how could you possibly remember them all? ( or maybe you will). And honestly speaking, few teachers in our school pays attention to the college application overseas, and therefore they always say they were too busy to help...(what? they will definitely be regretted if i ended up in Yale); However, that's the truth, so , as other freshmen applicants in China, i was trying to write the recommendation myself and bring them to the teacher instead...Yep, my headteacher was exceptional, she was the only one who helped me write a recommendation letter with enthusiasm, and this time, i was thinking if you could kindly help me with the translation work...The letter is not so long, yet moving and true. I don't wanna translate it myself because i have "intervened" so many recommendation letters. So, i would like to make this very real letter worth its while and therefore looking forward to your help.
what do you say?
i'd be so appreciate if you'd like to help with me, even only give me some instructions...and this appreciation will lead me to strengthen my drive, to go on fulfilling my dreams with almighty, to thanking you as one of my greatest teachers, which i surely felt when i struck that word in the vey first line of this email——Dear Dr. Liu.
I hope you enjoyed your summer holidays
第三， 咨询一下相关的公司或者中介，他们都有专门的推荐信服务业务。原因如下：（1）：他们熟悉推荐信的格式和文体。一个写诗歌的人并不一定能够写小说，而一个能写小说的人往往写不了领导的发言稿。（2）：他们熟悉相国国家的价值观。一些中国学生自认为的优点并不一定 是外国学校承认的优点，而一些中国学校认为的缺点有可能 是国外学校承认的优点。