House Warming Party@Mandarin Collective

In late April 2011, Mandarin Collective  hold a housewarming party at our new office. All the teachers, the expats, and all the TCSL students were warmly invited to this event. This interesting party received a warm welcome.

At about 4pm, teachers and students came, and some of the expats also gave us some cakes to show their congratulations. The party had not yet started, and everyone gathered in front of the picture wall. Everyone was talking, laughing, and enjoying the memories of the past events and the development of Mandarin Collective.

Before the party, there is a Chinese calligraphy Corner in a small class, the expats who are interested in Chinese culture and calligraphy art were all warmly welcomed to the calligraphy world. The interesting Chinese calligraphy made all the expats excited and eager to have a try. From the writing, learning the basic strokes to imitate the teacher’s handwriting to write simple Chinese characters, students are increasingly found the specialty of Chinese characters and the fun of Chinese calligraphy, through the study of traditional calligraphy, expats would understand the character better and understand Chinese language deeper, and then they would be more quickly fit into the Chinese culture. Calligraphy made all the expats excited and longing for more.

For this housewarming party, we also particularly divided the dining area where put a variety of delicious dishes, snacks, fruits and drinks. Some teachers and students also brought their well-prepared snacks to share with others.

Since it was a sunny day, we led everyone to the terrace. The party began. First of all, Candy made salutatory to show our gratefulness to those who give us a long-term support, to show our happiness for our expandedness and development and to show our volition and confidence in long journey. After that, one of the expats also made a speech to express her appreciation to Mandarin Collective and her love for China. Her speech touched everyone’s heart.

Finally, it’s time for party, the MC- Jesy introduced the process of the party and the rules of the game with her sense of humor, and everyone could not wait to play the funny telephone game. The game required 4 teams each combining 7 Chinese and Expats in all freely. Two groups competed with each other at the same time finishing “telephone call” task. Then we computed the whole scores for each team according to their speed and the quantity of right characters. The aim of this game was to test the team spirit and co-operation of each team. It also let the expats know if they have a good command of basic mandarin. After the interesting game, there were also some lucky draws.

Learning mandarin lets everyone gather together, and everyone at the party cheered and congratulated to each other. Everybody was happy and excited at the party. We, at the housewarming party, all enjoyed the history and the achievements of Mandarin Collective since its establishment. This party also broadened the exchange platform between the teachers and the students to enhance the internal learning exchanges. Such an event should be kept carrying forward in the future.

Also, we sincerely welcome more friends to join Mandarin Collective, and we study together and grow together ~!

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