Learning Tian Mi Mi

I’ve always thought that learning Chinese through music could be a fun and easy way to learn the language. Today in Yusi Gao’s intermediate Mandarin class, we did just that by learning the words to the famous song “Tian Mi Mi” by Teresa Teng. Teresa Teng, originally from Taiwan, was known for her famous romantic ballads and folk songs. The …

The best way to learn another language

Learning a foreign language can be a daunting experience. From memorizing grammar to learning vocabulary, language learners need to set up a routine that helps them to learn how to speak, write, read and listen in another tongue. While most language classes emphasize memorization and workbooks, the most effective ways are often not covered in the classroom. Use Podcasts and …

Lily R. Wu

Interviewed by: Tina Chan 1. Tell me about yourself. I’m a second-generation Chinese American who loves words and language arts. Most of my career I’ve been a writer, copyeditor, speaker and team planner for adult diversity education. I was also a communicator for immigrant and refugee work in my church nationally. These days I’ve been working in Asian leadership development …

Tina Chan

Interviewed by: Anthony Parisi December 2010 For this quarter’s program spotlight, ALESN has selected Tina Chan to be featured as both ALESN’s student and volunteer. Tony: Tell me about yourself in general. Tina: I’m a Hong Kong born native, who immigrated with my family when I was literally an infant and later naturalized as U.S.citizen, first living in Chinatown Manhattan …

David Palsgrove

Interviewed by Tina Chan Monday, February 28, 2011 In this issue we will be spotlighting David Palsgrove. David has been a longtime student of Cantonese and has recently been leading Saturday Cantonese Student Study Groups for ALESN. In addition to his passion and dedication to the Cantonese language, David is also know for his unique and delightful sense of humor …

Sophia Wong

Interviewed by Tina Chan Monday, June 27, 2011 Tell me about yourself in general. I am a native New Yorker but my parents emigrated from Canton, China. I attended New York University and earned a B.S. in Economics/Finance with a minor in Sociology. I also studied at Baruch College and graduated with a MBA in Finance. Later, I spent years …