Life in China
|Starts:||12:45 21 Sep 2010|
|Ends:||13:30 21 Sep 2010|
|How much:||Free, need to book on 0161 275 2648|
Part of a series of talks by The Confucius Institute. At each talk you can learn two Chinese characters and one useful phrase or sentence. Part of our China: Journey to the East exhibition.
In this talk Lee Davies, from the Confucius Institute, will share his experiences of China, having taught English to young people at Nanjing No. 9 Middle School in China for a year after graduating with a linguistics degree from the University of Durham in 2005. Lee Davies will talk about his first impressions of Nanjing, as a major international city with Starbucks and KFC, yet as a place where he had a lot to get used to, from squat toilets to the constant sound of honking horns. The biggest thing he had to get used to though was the Chinese language. Lee will briefly cover the main issues for foreigners learning Chinese: new words, grammar, pronunciation, tones, different Romanizations of Chinese and Hanzi and the intrinsic link between Chinese language and Chinese culture.
Adults and older children
Price: Free, need to book on 0161 275 2648
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