Greetings from Shanghai – and welcome to ChinesePod Teacher Courses!

February 14, 2011, 05:22 AM posted in General Discussion

Greetings from Shanghai – and welcome to ChinesePod Teacher Courses!

    On behalf of the whole team, I am writing to welcome you to ChinesePod and help you get settled into your new Teacher Course. Our aim is to ensure that your studies are rewarding and fun, and to help you reach your learning goals. Even for experienced language learners Mandarin can be intimidating, but it is a truly fantastic language – learning it is the key to unlocking China's culture too – so we are excited to get you started on your course.

     The enclosed Welcome Pack contains a course overview, study tips, plus other information about Teacher Courses. One main thing to note is that we encourage all our students to throw themselves whole-heartedly into their studies and feel comfortable making mistakes (its a key part of the learning process!). Youll be speaking Chinese confidently in no time.

    Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us at for direct assistance.

I wish you all the best for your studies.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Villanueva

ChinesePod Teacher Services Manager

PS.  Dont forget to take the ChinesePod Oath below!



The ChinesePod Courses Oath


I do solemnly swear that for the duration of my ChinesePod Teacher Course I will:


Make mistakes, no matter how atrocious they sound to my teacher’s ear, because I know that to do so is natural and necessary when learning a new language.

Prepare for class by looking cool wherever I go by listening to my ChinesePod lesson dialogs and even trying to repeat them out loud in public places sometimes.

Invoke the sprit of a Qin Dynasty Warrior in my studies; I will persist even when it’s tough because I know that my efforts will serve me well for an eternity (or at least while I’m in China).

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