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Practice Chinese Listening and Speaking – 中文老师擅长学外语吗?

Practicing Chinese listening and speaking doesn’t have to be boring or tedious. So, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or maybe even milk tea, and join us for a coffee break where we can chat over a Cup of Chinese. 😏 Not only will you hear a natural Chinese conversation, but you will also have the chance to complete listening comprehension exercises to help you understand the conversation, answer interactive questions for you to practice your Chinese speaking skills, and review a list of words to help you solidify them in your long-term memory.

☕️ Here is our game plan

Step 1 – Listen to a natural conversation in Chinese
Step 2 – Complete the listening comprehension exercises to better understand the details of the conversation and practice your listening skills
Step 3 – Get ready because now it’s YOUR TURN to talk about the same topic! 😎
Step 4 – Review the keywords in the video to solidify them in your long-term memory.

🧋 Ready? Let’s Chat over a Cup of Chinese.
Today’s Topic: 中文老师擅长学外语吗?
Are language teachers skilled at learning foreign languages?
Being language teachers themselves, are they skilled at learning foreign languages? Check out this conversation to learn about their language learning experiences and tips.
Difficulty Level: HSK 4, HSK 5, Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Chinese

The questions that appeared in the Chinese listening comprehension exercises and their solutions:

1. 你的经历可以说明,学语言不能自学吗?
答:要看学习的目标和目的是什么。如果没有沟通需求,可以自学。如果想要沟通,就不能自学,最好找个老师。
2. 你当时为什么选择学这些语言呢?
答:学韩语是因为喜欢看韩剧。学西班牙语是想要从学生的角度体验一下线上教学,从而更好地准备自己的中文课,更好地教中文。
3. 是谁学过法语,是Amy还是Luisa?
答:是Amy。
4. 你觉得学一门外语,你最大的收获是什么?
答:我觉得是可以认识不同的人,交到不同的朋友。
5. 听写下面这段话。
嗯,对!我非常【同意】,还有就是呢,像我有很多小孩子的学生,对于他们来说呢,他们是非常需要【鼓励】的。所以我觉得啊,我们大人的话其实也可以【鼓励】自己,在学习语言的时候【鼓励】自己,比如说呢,要是我【坚持】上 50节的中文课,我就【奖励】自己买一个我一直舍不得买的包啊,或者【游戏机】什么的。

Expand Your Chinese Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for “Are language teachers skilled at learning foreign languages?” with Example Sentences

母语 – native language; mother tongue
我的母语是中文,此外我还会讲西班牙语。My mother tongue is Chinese. In addition, I also speak Spanish.
高效 – effectively
如何高效地学习一门外语?- How do you study a foreign language effectively?
必修课 – required classes
英语是我初中的必修课。English was a required class in my middle school.
综艺节目 – TV program
我喜欢看韩国的综艺节目。 I like watching Korean variety shows.
语言天赋 – language talent
我没有语言天赋。 I don’t have language talent.
错觉 – illusion
我觉得我自己理解对了,但其实那是错觉。 I thought I understood it correctly, but it was actually an illusion.
自学 – self-study
我的韩语是自学的。I self-studied Korean.
语言交换伙伴 – language partner
我想找一个语言交换伙伴来练习中文。I want to find a language partner to practice Chinese.
坚持 – consistently; persist
想要学会一门外语,最重要的是坚持。 To learn a foreign language, the most important thing is consistency.
借口 – excuse
没时间学习只是一个借口。 No time to study is just an excuse.
996工作制 – 996 Working Hour System. A type of work schedule that has gained popularity in China in recent years. It is a schedule system where one goes to work at 9 AM, gets off work at 9 PM, and works 6 days a week.
优先级 – priority
这件事优先级不高,我们过一阵再做吧。This matter is not a top priority. Let’s do it later.
成就感 – sense of achievement
能把学过的东西用上是一件很有成就感的事情。Being able to apply what you have learned is a highly rewarding experience.
收获 – benefit; gains
你在学习外语的过程中最大的收获是什么?What is the most notable benefit you’ve gained from studying a foreign language?
思维模式 – thinking mode; thought patterns
我们有着相似的思维模式。We have similar thought patterns.