jobm Posted January 9, 2015 at 04:12 PM Report Share Posted January 9, 2015 at 04:12 PM My first semester of learning Chinese here in Dalian has just ended and I just could not believe that I am already in Dalian for one semester! My Chinese really improved but what I am sad about is that my interactions with the Chinese are very few. Besides our teachers and the staff of the place I stay, I do not have any regular Chinese friend that I could talk with everyday. I have joined a student organization, befriend with some students in the university, and went to church where I also have met some locals. My Chinese friends from the university are very busy with their school stuff while since my classes are much higher than my level, I need to exert extra effort to prepare for our classes; thus, I have much time to go out and explore and meet with random strangers. Meanwhile, I could only meet the people at the church on Sundays. I have the WeChat account of most of my Chinese friends but it turns out that I am only practicing my typing and reading skills most of the time but what I wanted more is to have a face-to-face conversations with them. It turned out that most of my exchanges in Chinese are only with my fellow exchange students and inside the classroom with my teachers. Because of that, I got some of the habits of my classmates which are not good. I really want to really improve my spoken Chinese that's why I even wrote a letter to the school stating I want to transfer to the Chinese dormitories so that I could have as more interactions with the Chinese as possible. But I think they won't consider it. Has anyone of you experienced this problem? What did you do? Do you have any suggestions? I am afraid that my foreign friends would be more than my Chinese friends. I came to China to meet Chinese, not fellow foreigners 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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