Tempe-area Chinese Language Workshop

Tian of Hanzi Smatter fame has been meeting with me once a week after work to help with my “Chinese” (in quotes because what I’m speaking is hardly Chinese yet) and we’re hoping to get more people involved. If you’re in the area and want to improve your Putonghua speaking and reading skills, please send me an e-mail. Tian is a great teacher, and these “classes” are a lot of fun.

The Discussion: 6 Comments


Are you guys from Phoenix or Tuscon? What do you think about the border patrol issue? Sean Hannity was talking about it last night on Fox news. I can just imagine all the right wing radio talking about this illegal Mexican issue 24/7. Are they really a big problem in AZ?

April 6, 2005 @ 4:24 pm | Comment

The Minutemen are an embarrassment to this state, a group of trigger-happy vigilantes looking to stir up some trouble with the brown people trying to feed their hungry families. To hell with Michelle Malkin and her cronies for presenting them as fearless heroes, just as she did the Swift Boat Veterans.

Do we need secure borders? Sure. Is this the way to do it? Not at all. Just more fear-mongering and shrill, alarmist war-blogger hysterics.

We’re in the Phoenix area, not Tucson.

April 6, 2005 @ 4:28 pm | Comment

I met Chuck George from Channel 2 news before. We were interviewed by him for a children charity for Xmas.

April 6, 2005 @ 4:34 pm | Comment

In today’s State Press:

“ROTC cadets detain illegal immigrants during training”

April 6, 2005 @ 4:42 pm | Comment

IMO, we don’t have enough Mexican workers here in the North East. Things and wages are more expensive and the people still don’t want to work.

April 6, 2005 @ 4:47 pm | Comment

I guess LA isn’t exactly in the area, huh? Well, if there are any “distance” components (slang vocabulary and stuff like that) I’d love to be on the list.

April 6, 2005 @ 5:33 pm | Comment

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