On November 24th, Mandarin Inn hosted a food-themed event "Learn Chinese while Eating and Drinking". On that day, 8 German ladies participated. All of them are new in China and very interested in Chinese food and food culture. Through the teaching and guidance of Teacher Sophia, they learned Chinese and understood Chinese food culture in practical situations. They not only enjoyed delicious food, but also practiced oral Chinese in dining circumstances.
早上，大家来到 Mandarin Inn 汇合，收到了我们精心准备的双语菜单，Sophia老师以此为教学材料展开教学，生动具体地解释了很多基本词汇，大家都非常积极的互动和提问，在轻松的氛围下学习了如何描述菜肴的口味、烹饪的方法和一些与点菜相关的实用句型。
In the morning, everyone met at Mandarin Inn and received well prepared teaching materials, including a Chinese-English menu and a handout. Teacher Sophia vividly introduced some basic vocabularies and received many interesting questions from the audience. They learned how to describe the taste of dishes, cooking methods, and some practical sentences related to ordering.
After a brief study, everyone walked to a nearby garden house. Xijia garden restaurant is the “classroom” for the day. In the restaurant, they practiced ordering in Chinese and learned more about ordering rules, such as the combination of meat and vegetables, no repeated ingredients and so on.
During the meal, Teacher Sophia and Karen also introduced Chinese dining etiquette, such as the taboos of chopsticks and the etiquette of toasting.
Everyone enjoyed the delicious dishes while learning and communicating. They all enjoyed this activity, the relaxing atmosphere and the fun learning experience .
如果你对Mandarin Inn的汉语课程或者公开课活动感兴趣，欢迎关注、参与我们的后续活动！If you are interested in our Chinese courses or open classes, please follow us and join for further activities!
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