BEFORE I FORGET TO MENTION, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT OUR PROGRAM WILL BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS EVE, 2 MONDAYS FROM NOW, EVEN THOUGH THE SCHOOL AND THE YMCA ARE PHYSICALLY OPEN THAT NIGHT. We know that a lot of folks might have company or family holiday parties and dinners that night, and we certainly don't want to get in the way of anyone's holiday plans!
Once again, I am a bit pressed for time this week, but I wanted to get this out sooner than I did last week. I will briefly summarize what we covered and then paste links below for the appropriate 2017 blog entries for you all to read which will more thoroughly cover the same material, as well as preview the material that we will cover in the next couple of classes.
This past Monday evening, we first reviewed the vocabulary for lesson 2 on pages 54 and 55 of the text, and then we went over the Build-Up and Recapitulation for lesson 2's Dialogue on pages 32-34. I had wanted to break up into small groups to run the dialogue with your partners, so I could walk around, listen and correct as needed as well as answer questions, but we ran out of time, so we will pick up with that next Monday.
Your homework for next week is to review the above mentioned vocabulary and dialogue, as well as the three 2017 blog links below. Please also review the material from lesson 1 and the pronunciation and tones in general, if you are having any issues with any of the sounds of Cantonese.
Please refer to the following 2017 blog entries for deeper insights and notes on this material:
intro to lesson 2:
lesson 2 vocab and dialogue:
a bit further along in lesson 2, previewing what we will cover 2 classes from now:
Best wishes and see you all next Monday,