Just a quick note, because I see that Tony Parisi mentioned my blog in the newsletter that just went out telling our community about tomorrow's Mandarin classes and workshops:
I am SUBSTITUTING for Evan and Arieh for each of their classes tomorrow afternoon. For Evan's students: He will be teaching from the same textbook that I am also using for my Thursday night Mandarin I class (all ALESN Mandarin classes use the same series of textbooks -- Integrated Chinese Third Edition, whatever level is appropriate for whatever Mandarin class you are taking at ALESN). Mandarin I students are welcome to scroll down and find a very detailed blog posting with textbook info and links to purchase your book on Amazon, as well as other hints about getting a copy of the book for use in our classes.
I do not have info on my blog regarding the Mandarin II textbook, but I can tell you that it is Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2 TEXTBOOK Third Edition, and it is also available on Amazon as well as online -- if you know where to look. We will not tell you where to look, but if you know where to look, you will find it online.
FOR REGULAR SATURDAY MANDARIN I AND MANDARIN II STUDENTS SIGNED UP FOR EVAN'S AND ARIEH'S CLASSES:
THIS IS MY PERSONAL BLOG ABOUT MY OWN PERSONAL TEACHING STYLE AND PHILOSOPHY FOR ALESN CANTONESE AND MANDARIN.
The strong opinions in this blog are my own and may OR MAY NOT reflect the approach or teaching style of your actual Mandarin teacher in our program -- Evan or Arieh for the Saturday Mandarin I and II students.
Please do NOT get scared away by my blunt assessments of what is necessary to succeed in learning Chinese in MY classes at ALESN. Please wait for Evan or Arieh to each tell you what THEY will expect of you as students in THEIR classes -- once they both return next week.
Best wishes to All, and see you tomorrow at ALESN.