Encore! Seattle Chinese Garden brings back ‘Chinese Corner’

October 3, 2012 at 10:31 pm | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | 1 Comment

Hurry! If you’d like to learn a little Chinese language and Chinese culture, the Seattle Chinese Garden (which is in West Seattle – photo above – on the north side of the South Seattle Community College [WSB sponsor] campus) invites you to the second edition of “Chinese Corner” (here’s the wrapup from the first edition)! But if you don’t sign up fast, you’ll miss the chance. Here are the basics:

The six sessions will be on Mondays from 4 to 6 pm on 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 11/26, 12/3 and 12/17. The sessions will introduce Chinese culture and basic Mandarin Chinese conversation with fun games and exercises for people of all ages. The professional teachers will be provided by our co-sponsors the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington and the Chinese Language Teachers Association Washington State. Teacher aides will be the students from the Mandarin Chinese program at Chief Sealth International High School.

To register for this free class (donations welcomed), people can register by filling out this form, or e-mailing chinesecorner@seattlechinesegarden.org

1 Comment

  1. Kudos to the Mandarin Chinese program!

    This is to suggest that the teachers should integrate Mandarin Chinese dubbed movies (中文配音电影) into their curriculum. The movies come with both Chinese or English audio, AND English or Chinese subtitles to help kids understand better while not getting lost in translation. Movies such as Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, Home Alone, Finding Nemo, or even Harry Potter, High School Musical, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

    The best thing these are the movies the kids have been watching, and now with Chinese conversation, and English subtitles, making learning fun and efficient.

    There is also a great benefit when you use Mandarin Chinese dubbed movies. Our kids were in the Mandarin Chinese speech competition last year. At the suggestion of the coach, the team started watching these movies, and benefited greatly. They learned how to conduct conversations in Mandarin Chinese, but with the content they are familiar with.

    Google keywords “Chinese dubbed”, and you can find a few!

    Comment by Chinese Tutor — 1:52 pm October 7, 2012 #

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