For the past two weeks we’ve had an intensive Chinese language course.
We were taught at the YFU office in Beijing, which is about an hour away from my temporary host family by subway. Miro, the exchange student I’m living with for the first two weeks, and I took the subway from Suzhoujie to Dawanglu.
The course started at 9:30 in the morning and ended at 12 o’clock. Afterwards, we often had lunch all of us together. Outside the building there were many different places that sold food and everything was so cheap. You could get a meal for 12 kroner/yuan or 1,5 euros!
We had two different teachers, because our first teacher had to leave. So in the start of the second week it was a bit confusing, because they didn’t use the same material. We learned a lot of new words and phrases that were useful in everyday life in both pinyin, which is their alphabet, and characters.
Our teacher also had some fun with a permanent marker on our smart board.
Useful Chinese vocabulary:
Subway - Di tie
Lunch - Wu fan
School - Xue xiao
Study - Xue xi
Teacher - Lao shi
Take care ;)