Advancing in Mandarin: More CI Chinese with Terry Waltz

Advancing in Mandarin: More CI Chinese with Terry Waltz

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Register for this class ONLY if you have joined an existing Chinese class or have communicated with the instructor! This is NOT the place for new students to register for a new class!

An online group Mandarin class with Terry Waltz, a Comprehensible Input-based teacher and trainer. This is an adult and older teen class (16 and over, please). Class gives you access to the live sessions and recorded video on a private Web site.

This class assumes you have a firm grasp of the language we cover in the first six modules of the "Zhongwen Bu Mafan!" series. If you've taken a year of traditional (non-Comprehensible Input-based) Chinese class, you may find this a reasonably good fit. There is no homework or study required for this class, though many students find that reviewing the video between sessions helps them to feel more confident about the language.

In this class, we do a variety of activities designed to increase your Mandarin vocabulary and your ability to correctly use and understand Mandarin grammar. These might include shared readings in characters (texts are available for purchase separately if desired, in e-book or hard-copy format, Simplified and Traditional character sets), conversations and discussions about various topics, glances at the Chinese press and current events, and co-creation of narratives.

This class can be taken multiple times as the content will vary as any one group progresses.

Terry has been teaching Mandarin through Comprehensible Input since 2000. She was not only one of the first teachers to use this brain-friendly methodology, she has also made substantial original contributions to practice, including Directional Gestures, the Cold Character literacy method, and Tonally Orthographic Pinyin (TOP) romanization.

Beginning with no Chinese experience as a college student, Terry built her proficiency in Mandarin Chinese sufficiently to become a qualified simultaneous interpreter for US Department of State cabinet-level events and to perform highly technical translations in nuclear engineering, environmental science and medicine for hundreds of private and governmental clients.