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Oak Chinese Class

Great time with Mrs. Yeh's Chinese language class in Boston Chinatown on May 11th. We visited a small Chinese public library, a dance class, a bubble tea shop, a bakery shop, a Chinese herb shop, a grocery shop and had dim sum at a beautiful Chinese restaurant. The class learned a lot of Chinese culture first hand.

Oak students, accompanied by their parents, attended the award ceremony on Saturday December 19th in Newton. They had an impromptu performance and had a short interview with a TECO officer. We are delighted that Oak Chinese students are able to use their target language outside the classroom and participate in the cultural activities outside Chinese classroom.

The title of this song is, “I’m Sorry, My Chinese Is Not Good”. In the scene, the singers spoke the tone marks incorrectly, and created a misunderstanding situation. In Chinese, the tone mark is the most important element when learning how to speak Mandarin Chinese. The mistake can make “sleep” into “dumplings”, “I ask you” into “I kiss you” and so on. These are common mistakes for beginners. In the song, the singers apologize for their mistakes and soon they make progress in speaking. This song also shows that Chinese people are usually very humble and polite with daily life and their achievement.

First Place Award

Student are (first row from left to right): Ajay Alamuri, David Lee, Evan Arsenault, Aaron Janecek, Oji Anderson, Aiko Yamada, Sarah Jones, Shivangi Sirsiwai, Divya Raghunathan, Natania Lyson

Second Place Award

Students are (from left to right): Brooke Sipowicz, Nathan Zhang, Amy Belliveau, Holly Hruskoci, Kartik Donepudi, Amar Kapoor, Michelle Muchnik