Made In China Talk  

Go Back   Made In China Talk > Made in China Discussion > China Knowledge
Directory Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read 中文

Call China on Jenny’s old number

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2009, 06:58 PM
irahat irahat is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 59
Feedback: (0)
Default Call China on Jenny’s old number

In 1982, a now obscure rock band named Tommy Tutone (That’s him on the right) recorded a Top 40 radio-friendly hit song about a girl and her telephone number — Jenny (867-5309) — that’s still a staple on the oldies circuit and you can hear in on Tommy Tutone .

It’s also, it turns out, one way to teach Chinese numerals to elementary school-age students.

Wang Ping, 37, is a teacher from China spending the winter and spring teaching Chinese, and Chinese history and culture, to students at Sunderland Elementary School in Vermont

The rest of the year she teaches English in Shoujuan, a city of about 100,000 people in Shandong Province, about four hours by car from Beijing, the capital city. There, the total school enrollment is about 5,400, and a typical class averages 50, sometimes 70 students.

The classroom experience here has given her ample opportunity to compare the two different cultures, she said.

‘American students are more creative and open minded,’ she said. ‘The students can give their own opinions and they can ask questions without my reminding them.’

On the other hand, American students seem to know relatively little about Chinese history and culture.

Few seem to have heard of Mao Zedong, the leader of the Chinese Communist party during the 1930s up until his death in 1976 and who led the takeover of the government of China in 1949.
Reply With Quote

Old 10-15-2009, 12:49 AM
bogartkick bogartkick is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 105
Feedback: (0)

American students must learn first the history of China. They should know the famous leaders and popular like Mao Zedong or even Chiang Kai Shek. After they learning about history of China, they will share their knowledge to our different countries.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

| Business Forum | Toronto Chinese

All times are GMT +9. The time now is 12:55 PM.

All rights reserved. Copyright © 2007 Made In China Talk