Wednesday, April 03rd, 2013 | Author:
 

 

We are settling into our new life in beautiful Canberra and I am thrilled to report that the family’s Chinese lessons are continuing ‘down under’. We have enrolled the girls in Sunday morning Mandarin classes at the Australian School of Contemporary Chinese and joined the Australia China Friendship Society. The ACFS held a lantern making workshop where we all made paper lanterns prior to the Lantern Festival. And ― big thanks here to the lecturers in Mandarin at the Australian National University ― we have met three lovely international students with the English names of Sandy, Bob and Emma who have very kindly volunteered to tutor the girls in Chinese. So while we’ve accepted the fact that the kids will lose some of their Mandarin now they’re out of their 24/7 Chinese environment, at least they will keep their toes in the water of bilingualism here!

 

The girls with their wonderful lanterns after the workshop

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2 Responses

  1. 1
    Alier 

    Someday the girls may use the influent Mandarin, and we can use the influent English.haha…

  2. 2
    admin 

    Miss E had her first Mandarin exam today. She got 98%! I’m so impressed. So hopefully one day she’ll be using fluent Mandarin and English!

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