Monday, May 26, 2008

Language study

This is my fourth visit to China, and I can get around pretty easily. Now, it is possible to attend to the business of learning Chinese. One of Barry’s staff works with me two hours a day. We will be meeting at the recently renovated Kongzi (Confucius) Academy (See photo). Meanwhile, I ask lots of questions and try to use my (very limited) vocabulary. I also copy lots of Chinese off walls, drink containers, and monuments. It is so much easier than learning a language in a classroom.



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Dr. Gann! This is Yingjuan! How's everything going?I see you enjoy learning Chinese there. I hope you have a good time!

nbta said...

What a blessing to be able to experience China! Hope you have a great trip and learn a lot. Here's a website you might want to visit to learn a little more about China's history.
http://www.chinasoul.org/e/cs-e.htm

Have a blast!

Roz said...

Hi Yingjuan!

Yes, I'm doing very well with the language study. You did a great job of getting me ready!

What does tomorrow mean? It is 5:30 pm here, but at home it’s 5:00 in the morning. I leave Weihai tomorrow and make a stop in Beijing. ...