Announcing a new Meetup for The Triangle Area Chinese Language Meetup Group!
What: Zhong Guo Jie Class #34 - Mai3 Cai4 (food shopping) + Beginner's Pinyin/Tones
When: October 10, 2009 10:45 AM
The Lodge Club House
200 Brisbane Woods Way
Cary, NC 27518
If you are new to Mandarin study or want to brush up your pinyin/tone skills, this is a class you don't want to miss! I am adding an additional 15 minutes for the phonetics - Pinyin - for anyone, especially who hasn't studied Mandarin before. We will go through all the consonants/initials and vowels/finals plus an introduction of the tones.
So just show up 15 minutes earlier, at 10:45am, if you are interested in this session. Remember, pinyin and tones are probably the most important building blocks for learning Mandarin, and you will have only one chance to start out right.
From 11am and on, we will put ourselves in an (imaginary) open market in China:
1) decide what you want to buy - fruits, vegetables and meats
2) ask and negotiate prices
3) make payments and get your change
Reviewing some of the vocabulary ahead of time, especially fruits, vegetables, meats, and numbers will be very helpful if you have time. You can always visit the wiki site
for previous teaching materials.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/TriangleChinese/calendar/11539181/