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 Study mandarin in shanghai

Is studying mandarin in shanghai so hard? MandarinGarden could help you to study mandarin in shanghai.

As we all know, some parts of shanghai is called “pu”, such as Yangpu, Huangpu and Pudong. The character “浦” means areas near the river. In shanghai’s map, we could see that Huangpu district and Yangpu district, these two districts are both near the river, so we could understand in the ancient time, people gathered by the Huangpu River and harbors were built for the transportation when there were more and more people living here.

In the shanghai map you could also see the Pudong area, which is at the east of Huangpu river and in mandarin’s word order, it could be expressed as “Huangpu’s east area”. And that’s why it was called Pudong. So we could also understand at that time in shanghai, “pu” means harbor. As time goes by, these areas developed into a town. And shanghai is a metropolis now , there are huge bridges across the Huangpu river, that’s yangpu bridge, nanpu bridge and lupu bridge.

Mandarin Garden designed for those students who are eager to take group class in the evening or weekends. Students are always amazed at how fast they learned.

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- Focus on listening, speaking, reading in the group class

- 8 lessons group classes per week

- Mon to Thurs 7:00-8:30pm or Sat and Sun 10:00-11:30am, 11:40-13:10pm

- Maximum 6 students in a group class (average 4)

- 55 minutes per lesson including 10 minutes break

- Minimum age 16 years old

- International student mix

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- Non-Beginners can join on any Monday, Saturday or Sunday.

- Total Beginners Starting Dates in 2012: Twice a month (First Monday or First Saturday).

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 Long long ago, in the period of chunqiu(literally "Spring Fall period" 770 to 476 B.C.), there was a peasant in song kingdom. Eeveryday after hardworking, he would had a rest under a tree in his field.

One day, he was digging in his field, a panic rabbit run past him, crashed to the tree and killed himself. The peasant got a rabbit without doing anything , he happily took it home and had a delicious meal. Since then, the peasant did no work in his field. He just waited and waited under the tree and waiting for another rabbit rash into it, surely this didn’t happen and from then on his field lay fallow and bare.

Chinese idiom: (shǒu zhū dài tù - literally "guard tree wait rabbit" ) You're waiting for a rabbit.

Meaning: Foolishly waiting for a most unlikely windfall instead of doing any work.


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