When you meet a friend of Dani's on the street, you get a chance to introduce yourself in Mandarin Chinese. You'll learn to talk about nationalities and what country you're from. Telling people what languages you speak and your level of knowledge are also discussed.
Many people in China, especially the younger generations will be enthusiastic to practice their English with a native speaker. They will often be happy to teach you a little Chinese too. Don't be nervous about engaging in a conversation in Chinese at this stage. Here Dani teaches you how to tell people that you only speak a little Chinese!
Learning to speak English is a national obsession for Chinese people, and parents will do go great lengths to give their children exposure to English. Many English learning schools cater to Chinese students who may not afford to study abroad. Students typically take every opportunity to practice speaking Chinese with a native speaker.
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