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French-Mandarin exchange

Post by evelyne » Thu, 29 Oct 2009 4:12 pm

Hi there!

I know it has already been extensively advertised but i'm looking for french-mandarin exchange. I'm french native speaker (from switzerland) and I'm trying to learn mandarin through Pimsleur method recording. However, after talking with my mandarin-speaking friends, it seem that I still make huge mistakes in pronunciation... ^^

anyone around NTU (NANYANG uni) would be highly preferred.

thanks a lot!

Evelyne

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Post by khairo » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 2:00 pm

Bonjour Evelyne,

Je susi Francais et ma femme est Chinoise prof de Mandarin. Elle est a la recherche d'une formule one-to-one en echange linguistique. Elle a quelques bases mais sa prononciation est encore aleatoire

Nous habitons East Coast

Tu peux nous joindre au 91729996 pour en parler

Cordialement

Christophe

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Re: French-Mandarin exchange

Post by local2009 » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 3:06 pm

evelyne wrote:Hi there!

I know it has already been extensively advertised but i'm looking for french-mandarin exchange. I'm french native speaker (from switzerland) and I'm trying to learn mandarin through Pimsleur method recording. However, after talking with my mandarin-speaking friends, it seem that I still make huge mistakes in pronunciation... ^^

anyone around NTU (NANYANG uni) would be highly preferred.

thanks a lot!

Evelyne
Is it possible to exchange through phone calls?

I am interested to learn French but some how hasn't started.... was hoping to find someone to learn this language together but couldnt find anyone yet.

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Post by evelyne » Tue, 03 Nov 2009 1:18 pm

exchange through phone calls? hurm...I am not too keen in that idea... =)

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Post by local2009 » Tue, 03 Nov 2009 3:14 pm

evelyne wrote:exchange through phone calls? hurm...I am not too keen in that idea... =)
Haha, I got the idea from a French "school" who used to conduct courses in Singapore but have since closed it down. They are now conducting lessons through Skype (which I am not keen ;-))

For you, are focusing more on spoken or also the written? More for work (with certain technicailty, example engineering vocabs) or just casual conversation in Mandarin?

Cheers,

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Post by evelyne » Tue, 03 Nov 2009 3:40 pm

just casual conversation... =) i might get over busy very soon. I think a better start with casual things.

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Post by local2009 » Tue, 03 Nov 2009 6:49 pm

Do you have any proposal on how such a French-Mandarin exchange should go about? I mean does each one need to prepare certain material based on certain topics? Topics like in a restaurant, in a cab, in a pub etc? If not, how should one go about "exchanging"? Or do we need to go through the basics like in Chinese, the pronunciation of Bo Po Mo Fo, De Te Ne Le etc etc?

Frankly, you are staying in the "Far West" and I am in the "Far East" but if I could learn french from you, it would be a good idea for me to travel to the West, of Singapore ;-).

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Post by evelyne » Tue, 03 Nov 2009 7:15 pm

Well...As a total beginner in mandarin, I'm following a method through audio recording. I really help me memorize everything. But i'm not aware sometimes of pronunciation details and "vocabulary diversity."

Anyway, I think I have found somebody on the campus (NTU) which would be easier for me to practice. If you are still OVER motivated to learn french, well we could sort smth out in the West part of Singapore. But im afraid ill get busy starting jan...

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Post by local2009 » Tue, 03 Nov 2009 10:18 pm

I am pretty motivated but no worries. I will see if there is any other opportunity some where, some time.

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Post by alaric » Sun, 08 Nov 2009 9:29 pm

Hi are u still interested in learning mandrian? im don't speak very well but i can do the basics at least. Im also taking french at the alliance. So i might be able to help

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