Free Chinese Lessons: Looking for Volunteers!

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【徵人:免費學中文(2-4 週)】(中文版,請看最下面)

Are you thinking of starting to learn Chinese? Have you tried to learn before but been left feeling frustrated by traditional teaching methods? If so, we might be able to help you.

We’re currently looking for volunteers to participate in a new course that we’re designing. It will cost you nothing to participate (aside from your own time). Our only request is that you can give us some feedback during and after each lesson.

Our course is designed to make use of results from language acquisition research: we want to help people learn in a natural way. We will focus on developing your ability to listen and understand spoken Chinese in a low-stress environment. You won’t need to memorise vocabulary or grammar rules, you won’t need a textbook, and we won’t make you sit exams. (That is a promise.)

In particular, we’re looking for people that satisfy the following criteria:

  • complete beginner at Chinese; OR
  • have studied before at beginner level, but stopped, possibly out of frustration
  • you really want to learn
  • aged 18 or above (N.B. no upper age limit: anyone is welcome)
  • able to move around independently (our lessons will include some movement)
  • all nationalities are welcome

###Timing
Our course will last from 2 to 4 weeks, for 6 to 9 hours each week (split up into 2 or 3 sessions per week). We can teach either during the afternoon or during the evening on most days. (Mornings are unfortunately not possible.)

###Location
We’re in the Wenshan area of Taipei. (More details available on request.)

###How do I apply?

If you’re interested, please send an email to fairyccc@gmail.com with the following details: (please note we cannot respond to private Forumosa messages)

Subject: [Insert your name here] thinks learning Chinese should be fun!
Contents:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Age (feel free to leave this out if you prefer)
  • How long have you been learning Chinese?
  • Could you briefly describe your Chinese learning experience?
  • Do you have experience with learning any other foreign language?
  • If so, to what level?
  • Could you briefly describe your motivation for learning Chinese?
  • What times could you be available for lessons?
  • What times would you prefer to have lessons?
  • When would you be available to start?

Looking forward to meeting you!

如果你有中文初學者的朋友,對於學習中文有強烈的動機,但對於課堂制式教學感到挫折,想要體驗非傳統的語言學習方式,歡迎推薦給我。

我們正在找人體驗一種可以用比較自然的模式習得語言的方法,這個過程不需要背單字和文法,而且沒有課本也不用考試,目的是沒有壓力的培養第二母語,其學習成效可持續較長的時間。

如果你的朋友符合下列條件,歡迎直接透過 email 跟我聯絡。(fairyccc@gmail.com)

條件:非中文母語者且為初學者
年齡:18歲以上(無上限,歡迎年長者加入)
國籍:不限
時間:二到四週,每週 6-9 小時,可以馬上開始的優先考慮
地點:臺北市文山區 (近文山一分局)
要求:在每堂課中以及課後能給予清楚誠實的回饋

來信請以下列格式回覆

Subject: [Insert your name here] thinks learning Chinese should be fun!
Contents:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Age (feel free to leave this out if you prefer)
  • How long have you been learning Chinese?
  • Could you briefly describe your Chinese learning experience?
  • Do you have experience with learning any other foreign language?
  • If so, to what level?
  • Could you briefly describe your motivation for learning Chinese?
  • What times could you be available for lessons?
  • What times would you prefer to have lessons?
  • When would you be available to start?