amandali_counselorApril 15, 2010, 06:06 AM posted in General Discussion
michaeljcoffeyMay 12, 2010, 02:55 AM
I'm afraid I'm going to have to do it again. :( 哎哟！太忙了
I am reviewing all of my vocabulary from the last 6 or 7 months. However, I can't find my assigned lessons any more. They don't show up on my Home page any more. April Fool's Day and what was the other one?
amandali_counselorNovember 02, 2009, 01:14 AM
It depends on you, vocabulary has a benefit that you click the left and the words will be saved into your vocabulary tab. and grammar you can go to Qinwen which is best choice. When we talk on the phone, I will focus on the dailogue and regular vocab,just like chating about some topics, take it easy. I am not a strict teacher, haha. Just speak out and then we can improve our speaking.
michaeljcoffeyNovember 02, 2009, 01:26 AM
Okay, 谢谢！ Also, we did change time last night for Daylight Savings Time. I can be available at either 12:00 or 1:00 depending on if you want to change or not. You get to choose! :)
amandali_counselorNovember 02, 2009, 01:37 AM
I am not quite sure what is the time difference of shanghai and your country. 12:00 or 1:00 is your time, right? can you tell me what time is it in your country for the 4:00 a.m. Thursday in China, please?
michaeljcoffeyNovember 04, 2009, 05:57 AM
Last week, 4:00am in Shanghai was 1:00pm in Seattle. This week, 4:00am in Shanghai is 12:00 in Seattle.
michaeljcoffeyNovember 29, 2009, 12:56 AM
Aha! Week 2--Tea Tasting! :) I will study week 1 first, though. Thank you for the lessons!
amandali_counselorNovember 29, 2009, 01:00 AM
haha, you are so fast! you are welcome, sorry for waiting so long.
michaeljcoffeyNovember 29, 2009, 01:07 AM
Not a problem--I just happened to be checking my email when you sent the lessons. :)
michaeljcoffeyOctober 31, 2009, 12:21 AM
你好。 Is there some part in particular I should study in the lessons? For example, vocabulary, or grammar? Regular vocab or supplemental vocabulary? Or just cover it all equally?
amandali_counselorDecember 15, 2009, 02:14 AM
ok.no problem. I will call you next week same time. Happy early Christmas,Michael.
amandali_counselorDecember 15, 2009, 02:10 PM
haha, I wish but I am afraid I can't. Talk to you next week.
michaeljcoffeyApril 06, 2010, 04:56 PM
Hi there. I'm afraid I won't be able to do our lesson this week. I have an advanced tea class to prepare to teach and haven't even started studying my Chinese yet.
Have a good day and talk to you next week!
amandali_counselorApril 06, 2010, 11:53 PM
advanced tea class?sounds interesting.I wanna join too. Maybe you can be my tea teacher,haha.
Talk to you next week
michaeljcoffeyApril 14, 2010, 03:08 AM
The class went well. I taught about green tea and what makes it different from red tea, wulong tea, etc.
I have a question about 国庆节. I understand you get a week vacation. Does that week end on Oct 1 this year, or begin? That is around the time we want to go to China, but want to come after the holiday is over.
Also, studying the next lessons, I noticed several words that seem to mean the same thing as words I already know. Can you explain 什么不一样:
* 要 vs. 将 (will/future/going to)
* 意味着 vs. 意思 (meaning)
* 懂 vs. 理解 vs. 了解 (understanding)
* 与 vs. 给 (give) -- this one was was "with" in the lesson, but my dictionary says it also means "give"
Thanks! Talk to you soon!
amandali_counselorApril 14, 2010, 06:57 AM
will/future/going to: 要=将,but 要also=want.
意味着is verb,mean,意思is noun,meaning.
understand as verb,懂 = 理解 =了解,but 理解can be noun, understanding.
与and给=give,but 与 is old saying, we don't use it often as 给 now
michaeljcoffeyMay 05, 2010, 04:36 AM
Hi. I'm very busy this week and won't have time for our lesson. 下次见！
michaeljcoffeyDecember 15, 2009, 01:19 AM
Hello. Something has come up and I won't be able to do our regular lessons this week. Will it be okay with you to skip and do Week 3 next week?
amandali_counselorOctober 29, 2009, 02:31 AM
Week Commencing: 11/05/2009
1. Elementary - Have you been to Beijing?
2. Elementary - Weather and Seasons
3. Elementary - China's Most Famous Tourist Destinations
1. Elementary - Sailing
2. Elementary - Olympic Swimming
3. Elementary - The Olympics on TV
1. Elementary - Which country are you from?
2. Elementary - Hungry Traveler: Hangzhou
3. Elementary - Hungry Traveler: Hainan
1. Elementary - What do you do?
2. Elementary - Are You Free?
3. Elementary - Connecting with Email