Category Archives: Speaking and Learning Chinese

Playdate

Here is a clip of a playdate we hosted shortly before our departure. I put it up here because I think it shares a glimpse of 2 things: our little apartment and Jie-jie’s language skills. Advertisements

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Central Vermont Chinese School?

Given the fact that every other day I learn of some other person with Chinese-speaking children (first generation kids, kids with one Chinese-speaking parent, recent adoptees, etc) who would like to help their children maintain some of the language skills … Continue reading

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Speaking Chinese

Things have been so busy since we returned home that we haven’t had much opportunity to get the kids into setting where they can speak and hear Chinese. We haven’t even found time to sit them in front of the … Continue reading

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大 and K, 下 and 夏

Jie-jie is working on her letters at home and her characters at school. Yesterday while we were waiting for our meal in the restaurant I walked her through the spelling of her last name. When we got to the letter … Continue reading

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More on the program subsidizing Chinese teachers in US Schools

There is a NYtimes article discussing the experiences of a couple of Chinese teachers (from China) who are teaching in the US under the program I am hoping to bring to Montpelier. Here’s the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/education/10teacher.html I would love some … Continue reading

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Immersion in a Chinese Kindergarten

Please forgive my whining last post. I am actually a bit sick, and when I wrote the post I was feeling funky on my way to feeling unwell. The kids are doing so well with their Chinese. I think Jie-jie … Continue reading

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Excuses and justifications

Sorry that I haven’t been very active on the blogging front. I’ve been getting a lot of work done – articles sent out for review, book proposals drafted, fellowship letters crafted, prepping for my seminar. It’s not just the blogging … Continue reading

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