The chat room has been quite ronery these days.
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in organizing a weekly discussions/talk sessions about things related to the Chinese language and culture.
Topics of discussion might include:
What are some of your favorite things to eat (from China or it's neighbors)?
Ever have a questions about Chinese culture/history? Looking for a foreign pen pal?
Favorite/funny Chinese idioms/tongue twisters.
Word chain games in Chinese. (用途->途程, can't use the same character in a chain twice, etc.) Helps improve vocabulary. ;)
Speak about your experience learning/teaching Chinese or living/visiting China.
Mini-lessons on Chinese language, etiquette, or trivia.
Anything else you'd like to talk about.
For anyone interested in participating in a trial session, please leave your time zone information or suggest a time where we conveniently meet each other.
I was thinking each session should last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Alternatively, we could propose a topic of the week, be it a new trend or news article, and talk about that.
I just wanted to get the idea out there for now and see who's interested.
I forgot to mention... I'm GMT -5 (US, EST).