BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
“WHETHER you are a student or a public servant or someone working in the private sector, you are more than welcome to join Mandarin classes that will start next week at SINU”.
The remark was made by Taiwanese Mandarin teacher, Ms Kuei-Mi Li who is calling on interested individuals to take up the challenge and sign up for Mandarin lessons.
Moreover, she said that classes will be offered twice a week and will be taught in three levels of which are beginner level 1, beginner level 2 and beginner level 3.
Ms Li said that beginner level 1 is for those who have never learned the Chinese language and will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5-7 pm.
She added that while beginner level 2 includes Mandarin lessons on Mondays and Thursdays from 5-7pm for those who have studied the language for at least 60hrs, beginner level 3 is for individuals who have studied Mandarin for at least 120hrs with classes taking place on Wednesdays from 5-7pm and Sundays from 4-6pm.
In relation, Ms Li told the paper that in her class, students will not only learn how to speak the Mandarin language but will also learn how to use Mandarin phrases and a lot of Mandarin songs and students will participate in a lot of drama and choreography.
She mentioned that the first semester is from February to June.
Furthermore, the outspoken Mandarin teacher said that one of her students described the Mandarin class as “liberating”.
“One of my students said that our class is very liberating. So if you have a stressful day in the office and you want to relax, you are welcome to come and join Mandarin classes”, she said.
Mandarin classes will be offered at the Banking classroom, School of Business and Management at SINU Kukum Campus and interested individuals are encouraged to contact 7207082 for further information.