The free, monthly Mandarin class for Haida foreign teachers was held on Sept 26th. The topic was "Pronunciation and Self introduction".
To arouse foreign teachers’ interest in learning Mandarin, the Chinese teacher gave each of them a Chinese name and explained the meanings of their names. Luckily, foreign teachers seemed to like their Chinese names. Andrea now has had her Chinese name, it was “Xiao Bei”.
Here came the most exciting learning part: Self introduction. The Chinese teacher was so careful that she taught word by word. What about the foreign teachers? They were very brave. They tried to imitate and speak. Look, foreign teachers were using Chinese to introduce themselves to each other enthusiastically!
中文老师还为大家准备了汉语拼音表，另外还介绍了学习汉语的一些APP，如Hello Chinese, Chinese Skill。
The Chinese teacher also prepared the form of Pingyin and introduced several APPs for learning Chinese, like Hello Chinese, Chinese Skill.
Learning Mandarin is to learn the Chinese language itself as well as Chinese culture. No doubt this will not only help Haida foreign teachers to adapt to work in schools and life in China, but also enhance the communication between Haida foreign teachers.