verazxlJune 11, 2008, 11:57 PM
Huang hong jie,你好！
I hope you will enjoy your lessons. If you run into any problem, please feel free to ask me here.
1.Elementary - What would you like to drink?
2.Elementary - Having Food Delivered
3.Elementary - The Doggy Bag
4.Elementary - American Breakfast
5.Elementary - Ordering Xiaolongbao
1.Elementary - Finding an Apartment
2.Elementary - Here is your change
3.Elementary - I can't buy my size
4.Elementary - Buying a Bouquet of Flowers
5.Elementary - I don't want it!
1.Elementary - Hobbies: Music
2.Elementary - Massage Therapy
3.Elementary - Olympic Swimming
4.Elementary - Football (Soccer)
5.Elementary - Gymnastics
1.Elementary - Have you been to Beijing?
2.Elementary - Hungry Traveler: Xinjiang
3.Elementary - The Traffic Jam
4.Elementary - Haircuts
5.Elementary - Borrowing and Returning
wesleywongphotoJune 14, 2008, 04:07 AM
HUANG HONG JIE HAS MANY QUESTIONS AND MUCH CONFUSION..............
Okay Vera I am going to just write in English because I have many questions to ask you.
First of all when you gave me the lessons plan I went to look at "My Lessons" clicked onto "assigned" and there they were. But then you didn't tell me that if I click onto the "marked as studied" label that they would totally disappear. The reason I clicked onto the label is to change it to "bookmarked" which is what I was told to do by Adi in order to download the lesson. But instead the total lesson disappeared?????? (Could you please put back all of the lessons that disappeared for me back into this "assigned area" or let me know how I can do it myself.
Are you confused as I am yet about what I am saying ????????
I love ChinesePod but I have been having some difficulties with the way things are organized. I posted some questions about this in my Posting area.
There is a lot of confusion on my part about what it means to "Bookmark" a lesson and how to do it. As I understand it when you see the words Bookmark you just click onto the label and it automatically or is available for the RSS feed. But then instead of saying "This lesson is now Bookmarked" it now says "marked as studied". And this is very confusing because I haven't actually studied it.......ming bai le ma ......A more appropriate label would be as I mentioned before "Bookmarked Lesson" i.e past tense of Bookmark this lesson. ( I am only telling you this so you can improve ChinesePod......)
So I am still having trouble downloading all of my intermediate files. Which I "Bookmarked" supposedly. But then Adi told me that in order to Bookmark the lesson it has to say Bookmark. not "marked as studied".
The bottom lines is I still can't download all of my intermediate files whether they are marked as "Bookmarked" or "Marked as studied".
Also I know there is a place somewhere on the website that shows the actual number of lessons assigned and the names of the lessons. I clicked onto it once but can't seem to find it again. I do have your little below but as I mentioned before I would really like it if I could have all of the assigned lessons back in one place again. I PROMISE I WON'T HIT THE "MARKED AS STUDIED" label to remove them.
Sorry for all of the confusion Vera, but it has been unavoidable.......
xie4 xie4 ni3 de bang1zhu4 ,
wesleywongphotoJune 16, 2008, 09:16 AM
Ni hao Vera,
I apologize for getting so excited about all of my "wenti". Actually it is my fault because I did not read the words carefully. I see now that the lesson starts off by saying "bookmark" and after you click onto it it says "bookmarked".
So it was my fault for the misunderstanding. I also was able to figure out where the "missing lessons" were under my assigned lessons. I didn't wait for the "numbers" to change between "Active" and "Studied". I realize if I click onto "mark as studied" the lesson goes into the studied file .
Anyways thanks for being patient with me, I tend to get a little excited..........
I am still having problems though downloading files. Recently I tried to download "Buying a Bouquet of flowers", Have you been to Beijing, Borrowing and Returning. Also I am not clear as to why I have so many "assigned" lessons when you only gave me 20 to begin with......?
Questions, questions, questions, ......i look forward to your answers......
Xie xie Laoshi, Huang Hong Jie
wesleywongphotoJune 17, 2008, 11:38 PM
Hi Vera, I recently deleted all of my ChinesePod lessons in ITUNES so I could make room for the 20 latest Elementary Lessons. (This is what Adi told me to do in order for me to continue receiving RSS feed downloads)I also have only checked marked the Elementary section in my personal RSS feed to make this simpler and clearer for both of us.
But now I cannot download anything. I have tried using putting my RSS ChinesePod address in the "open stream" and "subscribe to podcast" sections of Chinesepod but it does not work. I can't even get the daily downloads now. Is there something wrong with my RSS feed that I should talk to Apple about (I use a Apple computer, does that make a difference ?????) I am starting to get frustrated again because since signing up for the guided plan I have had nothing but problems with my downloads.........I feel it shouldn't be this difficult just to download your lessons particularly when I am paying for them and also because being able to download your lessons is the main feature I am attracted to about your program......Sorry if I sound irritated again and I realize that some of the problems have been on my end of things. But I think one of the main problems is that ChinesePod doesn't not have a very detailed set of instruction plans for first time users that is "AUTOMATICALLY SENT" to all people purchasing plans. What I mean is that I shouldn't have to figure all of this information out on my own on how to keep using your program. and keep having to ask you questions......Ming bai le ma ????? I feel like I am wasting time here and also wasting your time in having you have to answer these type of question on how to use your program. This should be the last thing a subscriber to learning something new should have to worry aboutl.......I really think you should show this letter to your boss seeing as how I am a language instructor myself.
Thanks for your help, Wesley
wesleywongphotoJune 18, 2008, 11:49 AM
Ni hao Vera,
Duibuqi for being such a "problem child" . I feel that I have taken my frustrations out on the staff at ChinesePod and I know that you all are doing your best to help me. I am going to write another email to your boss telling him that you are doing a very very good job. Anyways please except my apologies if I have said anything to upset you. I believe that you and Adi have been very professional and kind in dealing with me......
Xie xie ni de bangzhu ! Wesley
wesleywongphotoJune 18, 2008, 12:19 PM
Ni hao Vera,
I want to apologize for my recent emails again. I feel that I have been very unfair in my complains with the program and I am sending a complimentary letter addressed to your boss about you and Adi. I believe that both of you have been very very professional in dealing with me and should be commended for you excellent performances. I am sending you a copy of a letter that I have sent to your boss at ChinesePod. (who ever that is and I hope he received this letter)........and once again I really apologize for any upsetting remarks. I have always thought you and Adi have been excellent thus far........
Xie xie ni de bangzhu, Wesley
wesleywongphotoJune 12, 2008, 05:28 AM
Ni hao Vera,
I noticed that when I look at my Lesson Archive I see the names Garett and Marc next to some lessons, are these the recommended lessons as well ? Who are Marc and Garett by the way ?
Laoshi Vera xie xie ni gei wo "ke", wo xiang ni bao zheng wo nuli xuexi ! Laoshi, Huang Hong Jie zun shou ta de nuo yan ! Zhende !
hee hee hee
wesleywongphotoJune 20, 2008, 08:28 AM
Ni hao Vera,
Everything seems to be working fine now but I have one last problem . I know I have asked you do this before but under my "me" section of assigned lessons, half of the lessons disappeared and I am not sure why. It happened after I was changing my Archive and deleted all of the Intermediate and Newbie files. Anyways I still have the list you gave me so it's not a big issue, I was just wondering why they disappeared or how I can put them back in under the "assigned " section.
wesleywongphotoJune 24, 2008, 01:40 AM
There seems to be a problem with the PDF version for the IPOD with the lesson for "Hobbies - Music ". When I view it on my IPOD the last two sentences spoken (after "I especially like popular music......) written in Chinese don't match what Ken and Jenny are saying. The characters match the pinyin but it's not the same as the spoken dialog ?????
I know Ken in the lesson had mentioned try to not use word for word translations when going from Chinese to English, but even my girl friend who is Chinese couldn't understand what last two sentences meant in regards to the overall dialog.....???? Am I misunderstanding something here ?
verazxlJune 24, 2008, 05:46 AM
Hi Huanghongjie, 我喜欢你的照片！ :)
I am sorry for the mistake. I have no idea if the PDF for IPOD is as same as the one in website. Would you like to have a look at this one:
wesleywongphotoJune 25, 2008, 10:59 PM
I found two more PDF's on the IPOD that are not correct. They are "Olympic Swimming" and "Ordering Xiaolongbao". I noticed that the Olympic Swimming was correct about 3 weeks ago when I first used it but now it isn't. I know that you have been making changes recently on the PDF's so I wonder if the technical people are aware of these problems. I will let Adi know. I checked the other assignments and they are fine so far.
Also I don't think I will be ready to take any kind of test at the end of next week. I believe you mentioned that on my guided plan you would prepare something for me. But with the problems I had in the beginning with the program and my own busy schedule, I have not had as much time to devote to studying.
Why don't you let me know when you are thinking of scheduling a test for me okay ?
Thanks Vera, Wesley
wesleywongphotoJune 25, 2008, 11:12 PM
I am a little confused as to how I use the community section. I don't quite understand how you can participate in on "conversations" about various topics. For example I was reading something last week where people were talking about other technical problems with the new PDF's. But now I can't seem to find this conversation. When you get a chance I would appreciate some help.
verazxlJune 26, 2008, 08:22 AM
Dear Huanghongjie, you can use "conversation search".
Click the "Community" , The " Converastion Search" is on the right side. Input the key words and click the "go".
verazxlJune 19, 2008, 02:54 AM
Ni hao， Huanghongjie,
xiexie ni gei wo de email. wo hen gaoxing ni xihuan women de ke.
It is unnecassary for you to make an apologize. :) It is our job to help the clients!