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Our Mandarin Instructors

mi 1We had our second lessons today.  The instructors are very nice, knowledgeable, patient, and fun.  Their English names are Emily and Wayne.  We each get one and a half hours of tutoring Wednesdays and Fridays.  Wayne teaches Jesse and I.  Emily teaches Carlie, Natalie, and Greg.  Each session is very verbal and interactive.  I will let you know when (or if) I start dreaming or thinking in Chinese.  These two (pictured below) seem to switch between the languages easily.  They speak both languages very well, so I will probably still be able to communicate with all of you even if I begin actually communicating with people in Mandarin.

mi 2

  • Daylily

    I’m so excited for you all! Another language and tutors! That will be fun,

    Erika

  • Mom

    “Far East Chinese,” is indeed, far and east and we admire your courage in learning it! Will you speak English w/an accent when you return home??

  • Dad

    Laura,
    Sounds like a great opportunity. Is there a context beyond your lesson sessions in which you’ll be able to practice your skills? Will these lessons give you some help in deciphering the writing (signs and other things)?

  • Rachael

    I would think that if/when you do start dreaming in Mandarin then you have probably mastered it!