sorry for my delay in sending this summary email. I took it easy the
first 4-5 days after my surgery and am finally getting back to regular
work now. This email will be brief because I am playing catch up today.
class, we covered Lesson 3 Vocabulary and Dialogue, which we had
quickly previewed at the end of the previous class. I am not sure if I
am remembering correctly because I haven't had a chance to review my
recording of the class, but I believe that we took some time and you all
broke into groups and got to run the dialogue back and forth. Because
of the 2 week break between classes due to the Holiday this past Monday,
we will review the vocab and dialogue at the beginning of next week's
class before continuing with the grammar and any exercises we might get
I hope that this is a fun process for you
all now that we are firmly entrenched in dialogues, real vocabulary
words with everyday practical usage and applications, and some very
basic, important grammar and structure (syntax) points that will begin
to help us formulate our thoughts into workable, accurately spoken basic
Cantonese sentences about everyday topics of interest to all of us.
Here are last year's blog entries on Lesson 3's vocabulary, dialogue, and grammar points:
We can see several things from these blog entries:
still need to diagram and teach you guys the basic pan-Chinese [but
specifically Cantonese, of course] general sentence structure map of
[WHEN] WHO [WHEN] WHERE WHAT [ACTION] HOW/HOW MANY TIMES. I will try my
best to speak about this on Monday.
- I need to discuss the
concept of the TOPIC COMMENT sentence in Cantonese [and Chinese
languages in general] -- will try to introduce this topic on Monday
stopped teaching for ALESN last year halfway through lesson 3, so
starting next week, I will need to type full blog entries each week
explaining the various vocabulary, dialogue and grammar points. Yay me.
YOUR HOMEWORK is to:
lesson 3's vocabulary and dialogue, listening to the mp3 for the lesson
as necessary to make sure that you are beginning to get the
pronunciation [and tones] of the new words, as well as a general feel
for the cadence or flow of these new Cantonese conversational sentences.
read through the three January, 2018 blog entries from the links above,
which expand upon various important concepts from this lesson that we
will be talking about over the next 2 classes.
See everyone next Monday,
On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 1:15 PM Brendan Davies wrote:
am recovering from minor surgery that I had at the end of last week and
will be getting back to work (and things like emailing my ALESN
classes) tomorrow. I will send your class summary and notes from last
week's class sometime in the next couple of days, as well as post the
same information on the blog at that time.
Best wishes to all in the meantime, and enjoy your COLD night off.
DO NOT ACCIDENTALLY COME TO THE SCHOOL. THE BUILDING WILL BE LOCKED AND
NO ONE WILL BE THERE, BECAUSE TODAY IS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY AND NYC
SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.
See you all next week,
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