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I have been learning languages on and off for the past 20 years. Many years ago I learnt some Japanese as part of a tourism diploma. It was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. After finishing my diploma, about year or so later I found myself living and working in Cologne, Germany. During my time there I was always enrolled in a courses of German language learning at several colleges. After returning home I started learning Japanese at Griffith University, however I was not satisfied with the pace of learning. I left to live and work in Osaka, Japan. Again I studied formally at a language school during my stay. I returned home again and studied Japanese at university. After completing university I left to work in Harbin, China. I had good intentions to learn Mandarin, but was undisciplined and distracted. I didn't really study as I had done in Germany and Japan. This was ten years ago and I have regretted not learning Chinese properly. So I feel I have unfinished business with learning Chinese Mandarin and am once again enrolled in a formal course of language study at the University of New England studying for a Diploma of Modern Languages.

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Skritter Chinese Review - App 9 out of 10

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 8:52am 0 Comments

I have been using Skritter for nearly six months. Overall I am very very satisfied with this App. 

Skritter 9/10 Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

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祝SMC同学们圣诞快乐

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 6:00am 1 Comment

祝SMC同学们圣诞快乐

老龙王  AKA乔纳森

Zhù SMC tóngxuémen shèngdàn kuàilè Lǎo lóngwáng AKA…

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A Meme in Chinese or a Cat Birthday Card?

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 10:00am 1 Comment

 一 只 小 鸟 告 诉 过 我是 你 的 生 日 。yì zhī xiǎo niǎo ɡào su ɡuò wǒ shì nǐ de shēnɡ rì. A little bird told me it was your birthday.

yì zhī xiǎo niǎo ɡào su ɡuò wǒ shì nǐ de shēnɡ rì.
一 只 小 鸟 告 诉 过 我是 你 的 生 日 。
A little bird told me it was your birthday.

wǒ chī le tā !

 我 吃 了…

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I was really pleased to find this 成语 chéngyǔ.

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 7:00pm 5 Comments

I was really pleased to find this 成语 chéngyǔ.

五十步笑百步 --  wǔshí bù xiào bǎibù -- The pot calling the kettle black.  a literal translation "those who retreat fifty steps laugh at those who retreat one hundred steps"

The phrase "The pot calling the kettle black" is an…

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At 12:49am on August 2, 2012, P Webster said…

I had inquired about the program to fulfill some coursework for my school district (I am an ESL teacher in a U.S. public school district).  It was difficult to find a program that was accepted and reimbursable by my employer.  However, I decided to not take it just yet because I believe I can do better on my own.  But I feel that this program is good if you need undergraduate credits and/or class structure (with transcript).  Here's what the website says (below).  

UMUC's Chinese courses begin by teaching students the pinyin transliteration system, followed by study of both simplified and traditional characters. Students can expect to read approximately 70 new characters per term, while at the same time learning important vocabulary and essential grammar needed to communicate in Chinese. UMUCs online version of CHIN 111 is an award winning course that features animated videos with multiple playback options.

Please contact the Academic Director for Foreign Languages about placement into Chinese if you have had prior contact with the Chinese language (whether through class work, experience living in a Chinese -speaking place, or personal acquaintances). Those with no prior contact with Chinese may enroll in CHIN 111.  Here's the catalog webpage:  http://webapps.umuc.edu/soc/us.cfm?fAcad=UGRD&fSess=2128&fLoc=ALL&fSubj=CHIN.  They do not offer a degree in Chinese it seems.

 
 
 

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