My Chinese class this Monday was pretty good, because we were only 2 students out of 5 there. Therefore we could learn a lot of things. Lots of dialogs and repeating. We didn’t stick to the book and had time to discuss some grammar. I’m still looking for a decent Chinese grammar book. If You know one, please write a comment. It seems to remain true, what I’ve stated earlier. While You can practice Your Chinese with friends and self-study, grammatical questions can only be answered by Your teacher in a sufficient way.
About Jiaotong Daxue in Chengdu
Here is a picture of the campus lake of Jiaotong Daxue (Campus website) in Chengdu. They have a nice Chinese learning program there for students. I took their summer course for 4 weeks. The learning speed is quite high and the teachers are motivated and helpful. Unfortunately the university is in the northern part of the city, while all the locations to go out in the evening are in the south. If have a specific question about learning Chinese in Jiaotong Daxue Chengdu, just write a comment.
New words for You
Maybe You want to know how I came up with these. My Chinese textbooks only have this typical stuff like “Introduce Yourself”, “What’s Your job”, “Where is the supermarket” so I wanted something different:
基地组织 jī dì zǔ zhī – al-Qaeda group
主持人 zhǔ chí rén – anchorperson
条码 tiáo mǎ – barcode
选美 xuǎn měi – beauty contest
沿海城市 yán hǎi chéng shì – costal city
下载 xià zài – to download
电子商务 shāng wù diàn zǐ – e-business
火墙 huǒ qiáng – firewall
猎头 liè tóu – headhunter
Yea, I must be pretty bored to come up with such words. Anyway, learn them by heart if You want to master Chinese.