Our final class...
Instead of continuing with the exercises in Lesson 16 (the first lesson in Volume 2 of the FSI Cantonese textbook), we reviewed the vocabulary for Lesson 17 and then covered the dialogue and a few quick Culture Notes before wrapping up this workshop.
I was hoping to continue this as a year-long class, but I can't do that with a 4 student enrollment, because once the weather starts getting bad, weekly attendance will drop to 1 or 2 people, and that is no good. Sorry, everyone!
Depending on interest and classroom availability, I may hold additional 4 week Cantonese 2 workshops later in the year, teaching additional lessons from this same book.
Rather than type a long blog entry summarizing our class, I will leave off here, since we will not be returning next week and there is no homework. I encourage everyone who took this class for the 4 weeks that I held it to continue reading and learning from this book on your own. There are some excellent vocabulary words, sentence structures, and grammar points discussed in Volume 2 of the FSI Cantonese textbook, and even though it was published in 1970, it remains an excellent resource for learning Yale romanized conversational Cantonese.
See you all on the flip side.
In the interest of saving space at the top of the home screen, I may remove this class from the menu bar and substitute a new category: INTERVIEWS WITH ALESN TEACHERS ABOUT LEARNING CANTONESE AND MANDARIN IN OUR PROGRAM OR ON YOUR OWN THROUGH INTENSIVE SELF-STUDY.
Most likely, I will simply refer to this new content as "Interviews" in the menu at the top of the screen. The Cantonese 2 blog entries will still be available at the right side of your screen under categories.
Thanks again, and best wishes to everyone!