Reading time: 10 minutes.
Place: Shandong province, Weifang city, Jima road, “SPR COFFEE” café.
Objective: teaching Chinese to foreigners.
Teachers: Chinese native speakers-professional teachers Min and Sandy. Teaching assistants: students from Foreign Languages department in Weifang Univesity.
Schedule: every Wednesday at 7pm.
Entrance fee: a beverage 😉
Weifang is a comparatively small city thus there are not many foreign residents. Most of that “handful” of foreigners are teachers working in schools and universities. Nevertheless, this city welcomes every newcomer with warmth and hospitality, giving a hand to those lost in translation!
SPR Coffee Chinese Corner is one of the examples of Weifang hospitality. The owner of the coffee shop is a nice lady Min, who had lived in London for over a decade. On her return back to the roots, Min opened her own foreign language school along with a coffee shop that serves good coffee and chocolate which can’t but make you feel like at home. Those who ever lived in China, know what I mean 😉 Though a business lady, Min is extremely hospitable and friendly. She turned her coffee shop into a place where foreigners can hang out, learn Chinese and make friends.
Therefore, driven by a desire to master one of the ancient languages in the world, every Wednesday at 7pm a group of foreigners gathers together in Min’s SPR Coffee.
Let’s see how the “classes” are conducted!