2013年6月9日 星期日

Ambiguous family education

It is difficult to define the domestic violence and family discipline. “Tiger Mother”, for example, is one of the issues of it. Actually, other people hardly have the room to comment about the family education when it was thought to be out of business. Therefore, our group wants to discuss the ambiguous family education according to Rose’s (喬喬) news.

  Our questions are: In Rose’s case, do you think this way of education is too strict? What would you do? The interviewee said that they don’t think about it, but they thought that Rose’s father posted the Rose’s crying photo to Facebook is inappropriate. Second, do you believe in steel discipline or affectionate education? They answered both, which had also answered the next question, do you think there is a possibility between spoiled child and scaring child? Therefore, maybe we would change the question. Fourth, how your parents educate you and would this influence your education to your child? They answer yes, but would use the same way or not is really dispersive. Fifth, if you were Rose’s father, what would you do in that case? We want to know about how the incident would change when it comes to different characters.


2013年6月7日 星期五

How would foreigners learn Chinese? 2.4

Recently, many foreigners start to learn Chinese, which is said to be the hardest language in the world.
Pic 1 (Origin:http://tw.123rf.com/photo_11758940_twelve-animals-of-chinese-characters.html)

There are two interviewees, Su Yeon Park and Song Ha Lee, both from Korea, have learned Chinese for four months.

The first obstacle they have encountered is the four tones. However, Korean characters are similar to Chinese characters, so they can pronounce them better than other European students in class. An efficient way Song Ha Lee found is to look for resemblances. For example, the world “impulse”, has the analogous syllable between Korean and Chinese. When seeing one word, in Korean or English, though didn’t know what it means, people can still pronounce it well. But in Chinese, it is impossible to achieve it without Chinese phonetic symbols.

The next is about same words but have different meaning. Many words have these rules in Chinese. For example, “”, in Chinese has two meaning. It can mean “spend” or “flower” dependent on words parts.

Amie Parry, the professor at Department of English in NCU, has learned Chinese for sixteen years since her college years in America.
Amie Parry

In her experience, the difference between多少(duo shao) and 大小(da xiao) confused her. For native Chinese speakers, we may still not be familiar with the Chinese dictionary because it has the rules that seldom be used in real life. Therefore, it is harder for learners to look up the words they don’t recognize, which makes Chinese so hard to learn.
Pleco(Origin:http://www.pleco.com/)

 Pleco, is an fast and convenient app when learning Chinese. Using this app to take a picture about unknown Chinese characters, can help to translate these characters into English. It is better than looking up the Chinese dictionary.

Chinese is a trend over the world now. Though it is complicated, the new learners still keep trying. There would be more efficient ways in learning it. Someday it will be easier to learn Chinese. 


2013年6月2日 星期日

Ambiguous family education

  There is a piece of news about Rose(喬喬)’s father broke her ukulele and posted her crying photo on Facebook, giving rising to the issue about the ambiguous family education. It is a two-faced problem about family education and domestic violence. I   have seen a report that the employees in Bureau of Social Affairs said that people sometimes couldn’t differentiate the two that they wouldn’t know whether they should dial 113 or not. It is hard to recognize that would leads to two situations, too late to dial or no necessary.
  Take a glimpse of the comments, the comments divided into two groups, through this we could see that how divine this issue is and how hard it is to clear the line.
  There is news that had blowing over the world, the tiger mother’s way of education. This issue had given rise to the western people about how the two way of education. The tiger mother’s parenting believes children should be beaten and cursed to become the best.
In my opinion, different children have different characters, so I think the education should depend on their characters. Some may fit the beating way, some may not.