Mandarin Chinese

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  • Dual Communication Experience

    For clarity, the students who attend the school are taught in Mandarin alongside the English language starting as young as preschool. I am able to observe my Mandarin colleague, whom I collaborate with, lecture our students in a language I am completely unfamiliar with. Characters besides simple numbers and letters are shocking for me to look at and decipher, yet, my students write and speak in full sentences at the age of five. Although I am not fluent in Mandarin, I am learning to understand a few words and interpret their meanings. Becoming literate in Mandarin as a second language for these kids is a bonus because many students go home to a household that resides in an English-speaking community and has family that are native to the Chinese language. Each child either needs to brush up on their English skills, their Mandarin skills, or both. Learning another language besides your own is beneficial at a young age because they are able to comprehend and remember information on a better level than an adult with an added gift of travelling being more pleasurable. Experience with children who speak, read, and write another language has taught me the importance of literacy because no matter…

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  • What The World Will Speak In 2115 Language Analysis

    It is mentioned in the article that some individuals believe that with the past of time Mandarin Chinese will be the language that will be more spoken throughout the world. In my opinion, I believed that this statement is false because although the economy of China is growing, Chinese is a hard language to learn and it will be even harder to adapt a massive amount of people to master that language. I don’t think that a specific language will rule the world, Chinese will continue speaking…

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  • What Is Something Important To You Essay

    For example, the celebration of Spring Festival. Regardless that it was National Holiday and Traditional Festival, each Chinese family had its own way of celebration. In my family, all my relatives would meet together and prepare a big dinner for everyone. The most important part was ladies in the house, from every age, making gyozas from scratch together. After dinner, we would watch a TV show and set off fireworks, while wishing each other for happiness and good health. However, as China…

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  • Language Attitudes Paper

    (or Dongbei in Chinese). People in this community speak Northeastern Mandarin, which is a dialect that is related to but obviously different from standard Mandarin. The research article examines language attitudes towards Northeastern Mandarin and Standard Mandarin. The article also discusses the implications of such attitudes and possible reasons behind language attitudes. In the introduction part, the author reviewed some important research on language attitudes, explaining how people 's…

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  • Classroom Case Study

    hates school and would rather be at home with her mother. Lucy has been hitting other children during outdoor play times and putting classroom toys into her backpack to take home. Lucy’s parents speak Mandarin Chinese and limited English. The language barrier presents a challenge; however, I am determined to develop a strong partnership that supports the needs of both Lucy and her family members. This brief composition will examine my plan…

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  • Explain Why We Read To Know That We Are Not Alone Essay

    bookworm of the family because of my obsession with books whether it be a novel or a biography. And with that embedded in mind, the fact that I sincerely abhorred reading a few years ago probably dumbfounds everyone. Yes, I can pin it on my dramatic transition from China to the United States, but that is simply not the case. I remember vividly of my first moments in kindergarten. My teacher began the day with informal introductions followed by reading pinyin. I refused learn it and to read it…

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  • Personal Narratives: Living Between Two Worlds

    Between Two Worlds Dayton Kwok Introduction As an American born Chinese, I’ve always had to switch between using English and Chinese. This is especially exacerbated since I lived in San Francisco, a city dominated by immigrants hailing from Southern China and Hong Kong. One moment I’m using English to talk to my friends, and the next moment I’m using Cantonese to talk to my family. My native language was English, but I also learned to speak Cantonese around the same time I learned to speak…

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  • College Admissions Essay: Traveling To Italy

    My flight has been booked, my wardrobe is just about complete, my classes have been picked, and my visa is on its way back from the Chinese consulate. While in Shanghai I hope to become more confident in my speaking and listening skills. I want to be able to confidently have conversations with natives whether it be if I am asking for directions and if I overhear a stranger talking about me in Mandarin and I understand what they are saying I think I will be more excited about my improvements…

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  • The Accidental Asian Analysis

    agency a second-generation Chinese American experiences. In high school, he experiences the social structure of beauty standards. For the first time, Eric became aware that, “bangs were no longer the look for boys.” He began to hold himself negatively accountable for having a bowl cut that he felt was still a satisfactory look for him. This exerted a force on his…

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  • Translation Essential: Six Reasons To Translate Into Chinese

    Translation Essential: Six Reasons to Translate Into Chinese Your translation dollars only go so far and you need to maximize your return on investment. Why translate into Chinese? Consider these six arguments: 1. China is a market of 1.3 billion consumers. With the Internet, you have access to the vast majority of them. However, if you want the average Chinese consumer to open their wallet for you, you are going to need to approach them in their native language. This is true whether you…

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