Cypress Books recently caught up with Adam Moorman of Mandarin Rap Podcast. Read on to learn how he learned Chinese, which figure from Chinese history he’d like to meet, and what he’s reading right now.
Teaching business Chinese can be daunting: you have to be equipped with the knowledge of business, and you have to teach the language at the same time, just like other language tutors. Harmer (2007)[i] suggests five roles of teachers: controller, prompter, participant, resource and tutor. I would add a sixth role for teachers of business Chinese: A learner: they spend so much time learning the specialised knowledge about business when preparing for the classes, and in class they are still prepared to learn from their students who often know more about business than themselves.
Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?
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As more and more schools are offering Chinese language lessons and more and more students are learning Chinese, it is necessary for learners to test their skills according to set criteria and see if they improve over time. Here are three main Chinese proficiency tests for Chinese Continue reading →