Tyler Cotton

Tian Laoshi taught our drill classes at Middlebury, which normally consist of reviewing the week's material via repetitious practicing of sentences and phrases. Tian Laoshi, however, turned this otherwise dull activity into fun with inventive games and activities and clear instruction. As I... more

Jun Wu

对于很多人来讲,学习中文只不过是学如何用一种交流工具,但对我而言,学中文是我生活中不可或缺的一部分。以前,我着迷于中国文化和语言,但感觉中国的一切都离我很遥远,怎么样才能更深地了解神秘的东方文化呢?我来到中国以后,发现之前的盲目自学根本无效,人说的话我大部分还是听不懂,其他人听我说话也难以听清楚。我当初忘记了学语言的最佳方式是在一个有指导性的语言环境里。来到丰收汉语以后,我发现老师的指导使我的学习加快一步,也令我中国朋友对我的进步大吃一惊。学习汉语也教会了我如何理解中国文化背后的思想和观念,让我开窍了!我现在能无障碍地跟中国朋友聊更深的话题,也能很顺畅地看中国文学,接触更多的中国文化。一... more

Bernard Geoxavier

My name is Bernard Geoxavier, a Middlebury College graduate of 2007 and a Hopkins-Nanjing graduate of 2010. I first started studying with Tian Laoshi when she was a visiting lecturer in Chinese at Middlebury College. Later, as I traveled to Beijing to conduct first-hand research on my graduate th... more