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General Discussion => General Linguistics => Topic started by: Kilian on 2007-02-13 18:11:28

Title: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: Kilian on 2007-02-13 18:11:28
As I just heard from Katya, Elena Bilan will offer a course of elementary Chinese in the next semester.

Some people from the previous year took this course and are said to be very pleased with the course.

People interested have to form a group beforehand and tell Hubert Truckenbrodt.

Well, I'm in! Spread the word and make yourself heard if you want to learn some Chinese as well.
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: aleks on 2007-02-13 18:26:57
Jepiieeee! I'm in as well, no matter the cost!

That's really fantastic news, thanks, Kilian
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: Laura on 2007-02-13 22:09:01
In principle, I'd be interested, but: I don't even manage to learn the Turkish vocabulary, let alone any Russian I *should* learn, and there's still the option of becoming semantics tutor (in case HT doesn't find anyone else)... So I can't promise anything.  :-[
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: Anas on 2007-02-14 06:18:07
Great. I am "in" as well.

Chinese... that's close to English, right?
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: aleks on 2007-02-14 06:35:20
From an Arabic point of view... maybe :P
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: Anas on 2007-02-14 06:42:56
That might be true! They are both so different from my native language that they are close in a way :)

What are you doing at 6:30 in the morning, anyway? Go get some sleep.
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: Anas on 2007-02-14 06:45:06
Oh, and I forgot to ask, when we say Chinese.. are we talking about Mandarin or Cantonese?
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: aleks on 2007-02-14 07:51:42
Sleep is on the schedule! It's... um, let me take a look... it's due to Friday!

:D

I think it's Mandarin, but I'll ask Elena tomorrow... today. Whatever.
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: Armin on 2007-02-14 07:56:02
Mandarin, as for the conversational course. She had a grammar course as well when she was teaching that for the first time, where mentioned the different tone system of Cantonese without going too deeply into it.
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: D. on 2007-02-14 10:54:04
Hey, these are great news. I hope, I will find time to participate in the next semester.
It all depends on how my Japanese course will work out during the semester break.
But in general, I would definitely give my vote for such a great opportunity!

Thanks,
D.
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: aleks on 2007-02-14 15:19:14
Bad news...

I just talked to Elena and Hubert and Hubert was pretty pessimistic...

Kilian, how come you spread such rumors?  >:(


 :D

Well... could we manage to find someone with a B.A. or the like who is willing to teach at least some language?
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: Kilian on 2007-02-14 17:13:14
Hey hey, I'm not the one to blame!
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: aleks on 2007-02-14 17:35:25
Hey, hey, that was not a rant ;)

It's a pity, but for now it seems like this is not going to happen...  :-\
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: maria on 2007-02-15 15:59:45
I am in as well, if such a course is offered. It will be really very nice, if we have it....
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: Kilian on 2007-02-15 23:43:03
What do you mean by "pessimistic", Aleks? Is it money? Could a list of names of people who're willing to participate change something?
Title: Re: Chinese! Chinese!
Post by: aleks on 2007-02-16 11:35:19
Well, it's more about "human resources". The thing is (as far as I understood it), Elena's already taking part in Hubert's project, so he doesn't think she'll have the time to give some Chinese lessons.

He said that if we find someone else (graduated) that would be able to give some lessons this would not be a problem. But he doesn't seem to be fond of giving us a share on Elena :)