Last Thursday night I hosted my second Chinese language seminar in the local public library. I think the second session went better than the first one (see My first Chinese language seminar in local public library).
This time, I talked about the language background before the lesson. I used diagram, gesture and examples to visualize the four tones of Chinese language I talked about. It was simple, short and intuitive. The audience looked less confused and bored than last time.
This time I taught the audience how to say head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, shoulder, hand and feet in Chinese. I showed the audience the corresponding body parts when saying the words. I repeated each word at least four times. I went over all the words several times before calling for volunteers for a test. Since audience had enough practice on what they learned, they were more eager to come to the front and do the test.
The whole seminar lasted for half an hour, a little bit shorter than I planned. But M said the content was enough for anybody who had little background of Chinese language.
I still made mistakes this time. I confused myself by switching between English and Chinese. When I sang the Chinese songs, I actually sang them in English! Fortunately, the audience didn’t mind. And I corrected myself by singing the songs in Chinese.
DD did a wonderful job. She followed my directions and worked with me. When I talked about the language background, she sat with daddy quietly. When I began to teach the lesson, she came forward and stood beside me as the co-host.
The following video is recorded by M about my second Chinese language seminar. This is only 10 minutes of the seminar since Youtube doesn’t allow video-uploading of more than 10 minutes. I need to figure out how to add videos longer than 10 minutes to youtube. I welcome any kind of comments, ideas, suggestions or complain so that I can do better in the following sessions of seminars.
How to say eyes, ears, nose and mouth in Chinese?
How to say shoulder, arm, elbow and hand in Chinese?
How to say head, neck, back and tummy in Chinese?
How to say bottom, leg, knee and foot in Chinese?