Friday, May 10, 2019

ALESN Mandarin I Class Summary and Notes email from 5/6/19 class

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for my delay in sending this out, but at least I am getting it to you before the weekend.

This past Monday night, we reviewed the vocabulary and dialogue from Lesson 4 Dialogue 1 and then you all broke into small groups to run the dialogue with your partners. Unfortunately, we did not have time to begin the lesson's grammar points, so that is what we will start with on Monday.

Because this past Monday night was entirely review, picking up from where we left off before the Easter Break and then my unfortunate kidney stones absence 2 Mondays ago, there isn't much for me to type. Please take some time this weekend, if you haven't already this past week, to review the 20 new vocabulary words on pages 102-103. Please also review the dialogue on page 99 (PINYIN VERSION ONLY AT THIS POINT, PLEASE! LET'S MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE PRONOUNCING EVERYTHING CORRECTLY BEFORE THE READERS AMONG YOU MOVE OVER TO PAGE 98 AND THE CHINESE CHARACTERS!).

Your homework is to watch the video version of the dialogue from either the San Francisco State site or the Rhode Island site, both of which were mentioned in my blog last September/October 2018. I assure you all that the links are there, so please go to and take the time to search the September / October 2018 Mandarin I archives at the right side of the screen until you find the appropriate entry.

See you all on Monday. Thanks again to all of the well wishes regarding my recent illness. I wound up having crystals (microscopic kidney stones) and some other complicating factors that made me sick for about 9 or 10 days. I really appreciate the nice emails and welcome backs from students in class this past Monday!

Best wishes to all,


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