I have the opportunity to do a demonstration of a very different method of Chinese teaching at NTNU. I can teach the attendees a different language that also uses characters, but usually for Chinese teachers (the target audience), the thing that really convinces them is seeing people with no Chinese do a 90 minute class and end up able to understand spoken Chinese and read a story that’s like 400 words long, all written in characters.
So the only thing missing is a few volunteers who have little or no spoken Chinese (and certainly do not read any) who could come to a class on Friday afternoon, October 13 at NTNU in Taipei.
Anyone up for that? It’s kind of hard to find people who really have little or no Chinese here, but it would be really worthwhile. Anybody with little or preferably no Chinese at all, age 12 and up, would be fine for this, though English speakers are best. If you think you are truly hopeless at Chinese, this would be a great opportunity to be proven wrong!
PM me if you are interested. I need to get at least 3-5 “students” to run this, otherwise I’ll have to go with the other demonstration.