Aug 3, 2018

Jennifer Li HW (8-3-18 Day 5)


Today was a very long day and we listened to many lessons. I taught my STEM lesson today but the projector wasn't working for the first half of my presentation and ended up writing on the chalkboard. I didn't have much time for the second half of the lesson and changed it from giving the presentation to just talking about it.

I really liked the last lesson we heard today where Vera and Iris taught us about traditional handicrafts. Shirley laoshi taught us how to make bracelets and Iris taught us how to make the Chinese Knot.

We also learned how to speak a few sentences in the XuanCheng dialect and it was very fun (although I probably said everything wrong). I found out that there were similarities between the XuanCheng and ChongQing dialect. The way you say "I don't know" is very similar in both dialects, both replacing "知道" with "xiao."



Aug 3, 2018

Comparison is a important way, probably a very efficient way to learn languages/dialects; Comparison of similarities and differences is also a basic method for us to explore the unknown. You are integrating your STEM project with your daily life, e.g. dialect learning. It is a fun-filled camp!

Aug 3, 2018

Anything could be happen during the presentation. Glad to hear that you found the solution to deal with the unexpected situation. Good to know both dialects have similar parts and look forward to learning from you.

Aug 5, 2018

Really cool. Can you say ChongQing dialect?

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