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I mentioned to my husband the other day that I have volunteered to be a Mandarin Chinese speaker for the Bravo (musical) and Art Masterpiece program in Chinese Immersion Class at my son’s school if my schedule allows.  His reaction was that I would add more harm than help because of my poor Chinese.  He likes to joke about my poor Chinese language ability.  That was not very encouraging.  I know that my Chinese is not very good but I think that I should be able to handle a bunch of elementary school students between the ages of 5 to 7 with English as mother tongue.  His next response was that I did not have any musical or art background to introduce the musical piece or the art masterpiece.  I argued that the school will provide the material.  (I hope so.)  Then he came back with the comment that I would make a fool of myself if I cannot answer the questions from the students.  That may be true.

 

What a non-supporting spouse!   He is my talking cricket.  If you have read Pinocchio, you would know what I meant!

 

Anyway, I am excited that my son is going to Kindergarten this coming fall.  I asked him if he is excited.  He gave me an indifferent look.  Oh well, like a Chinese proverb: “The emperor is not anxious, worried the eunuch to death”.  Anyway, we will just have to wait and see how things go.

 

** By the way, I translated 皇帝不, 急死太監 as "The emperor is not anxious, worried the eunuch to death". =>  The emperor is not anxious but the enunch is worried to death.

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  • 阿姐
  • By providing voluntary help in Chinese classes, the teacher and students will appreciate your presence.
     
     
  • Thanks for the encouragement! 

    elisaenglish 於 2008/09/02 23:42 回覆

  • Sour Apple
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    elisaenglish 於 2008/08/31 04:14 回覆

  • Sour Apple
  • 哈哈!我老公也是一隻Pinocchio裏的蟋蟀呢!只不過他嘲笑的是我的英文,不是我的中文啦!你們那裏好好,有Chinese Immersion Class,我這裏都沒有,只好給我兒子上兩個中文學校,(雖然他一直抱怨,不過也因此,他的中文還算可以.(以在美國的小孩來說.)
    很想參加你的知識團,English Forum,但是我手機號碼沒認證,不能參加.真可惜.
    有空我會再來你的格逛逛聊聊的.では、また。
  • Hi, Sour Apple
    Thanks for dropping by!  My son is not in the Chinese immersion class.  The Chinese immersion class is a K-5 program and within these six years, everything will be taught in Chinese and kids will be submerged in a Chinese speaking environment only.  Since we already speak Chinese at home, the school pathologist suggested enrolling my son in a regular English class.  This way, his English will not be behind other kids' when he gets to 6th grade.  Though we speak Chinese at home, my son and my daughter speak pretty poor Chinese.  My Chinese is better.  At least, I don’t have the American accent like them.          
    By the way, I would love for you to join the knowledge group.  This is the link.  You can click the join button to sign up.  You don't need 手機號碼認證 for that.  I know a few, without a 手機, in my knowledge groups.  If you want to add someone to your knowledge circle, you will need 手機號碼認證  http://tw.group.knowledge.yahoo.com/english-forum
     

    elisaenglish 於 2008/08/30 07:19 回覆