<-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation between two students.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> How's it going, Mary?
Got your schedule all worked out for this semester?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> It's coming together.
Actually, I just heard about my student-teaching assignment.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Teaching assignment? You're student teaching?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah. You know, I'm majoring in education.
So one of the requirements is to teach for a semester in a classroom . . .
usually at the local school in town ...
we help teach the kids at the school one day a week.
I just got my class assignment.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Well, that's good.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah,but I've got a scheduling problem . . .
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Uh-oh.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> The day I've been assigned to teach at the school in town will be the same day my Chinese history course meets here at the university.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Hmm. Well, could you wait to take the Chinese history course...
sign up for it another semester or something?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah...but this one's taught by Dr. Zhang.
He's a visiting professor...
he'll only be here one semester...and he's supposed to be amazing.
I'm really interested in the class...since I might be visiting China.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Is there another option?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, actually.
The teaching assignment is on a day when I would be working with older kids...
but the school also needs a student teacher to work in a classroom with little kids, like 5 and 6 year olds...
and it's on a different day when I am free, so I could do it.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> So you could change your teaching assignment to a different day?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah...it's just that I really wanna teach older kids.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Oh.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> I'm planning on teaching older kids when I graduate,
so it would be better experience for me, for my career.
Briefly summarize the problem the speakers are discussing. Then state which solution you would recommend. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.