November 23rd, 2005

  • braaw

Language Exchange

Could anyone give me any tips for doing a successful language exchange? I have been assigned two partners and I've met with both a few times.

They have pretty good English, but I have very beginning Chinese. I can help them a lot with English, but I don't know what sort of activities they can do that would help me (I have a boyfriend I live with, for all intensive purposes, whose first language  is Cantonese and speaks pretty good Mandarin, so my pronunciation is pretty good). I don't mind having our time spend 75% on English and 25% on 國語 at first.

For those who are familiar: it's compounded because I'm taught using Hanyu pīnyīn and they only understand bopomofo. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check the links, it's kind of cool stuff).

I'm having trouble finding relevant information on the web. Any pointers, sites, flames, etc, would be helfpul.

Free Thanksgiving for UW Students

Saw this in the Seattle Weekly today:

Bombay Grill welcomes the holiday season by offering homesick UW students a free Thanksgiving buffet. Show a current UW student ID card, and as long as you're one of the first 200 students to arrive, enjoy turkey masala, tandoori chicken, vegetarian curry and other Indian dishes on the house. $8.95 for those without IDs. Noon-2 pm. 4737 Roosevelt Way NE, 206-548-9999.

I don't know their food is good or not, but hey, it's free.
little prince

NURS 581

Has anyone taken NURS 581 Study of International Health with Hegyvary? If anyone knows something about this class, especially if it's plausible to take with 15 other credits, I would be incredibly grateful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Performance Poetry Like You've NEVER Seen/Heard Before

For our final in CHID496 (Queer performance poetry) we will be putting on a show at the UW at the ECC theatre (ugly cotton-candy pink colored building on the corner of 40th and Brooklyn--but it's really pretty inside!) on Sunday, December 11th, 6PM. As it's a virgin performance for many of the students, it's appropriately titled "Lay On Your Back and Think of England." 20 points to anyone who gets that reference.

It's free with a suggested donation of $2, which will be donated to a GBLTC related charity.

If you've never heard performance poetry before, let alone poetry from this particular subculture of society, you are REALLY missing out! This shit will blow your mind.

Oh, and there ARE straight people in the class so for any homophobes out there that think they might catch queer cuties or something, get over yourself. Enlighten your mind. You will be glad you did.

That is all!