* I am talking practical stuff here 😉
Reading/studying time: 10 min
If somebody non-Chinese, who wasn’t brought up in China at least, tells you that he knows Chinese, don’t believe him. A foreigner might know standard Mandarin, speak it fluently, but still get stuck when a dialectal Chinese is heard. Whatever it is, we, foreigners, still want to learn and actually speak Mandarin Chinese or Cantonese. The latter is a rare case.
To begin with, I want to show you a presentation about Mandarin that I used a few years ago for an open class at a public school for the pupils. Hope you will enjoy it and if so, we will continue our Chinese classes together! 🙂