GoEast Celebrates 7 Years of Teaching Chinese with 7 Stories

By That's Shanghai, April 18, 2019

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This weekend, GoEast celebrates its 7th anniversary by sharing seven short stories.

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Dana and Lynn on Getting Mistaken for Each Other

We’re both teachers at GoEast and we always get confused for one another, because apparently we look alike! Even our barista Shadow at the Yangpu campus mixes us (and our drinks) up. One time we gave classes to the same student. When I said “Ni hao, I’m Dana” he said "Why do you keep changing your name every day? First it's Dana, then it's Lynn." 

Emily and Maria on Starting GoEast

We first met in our university's dormitory. We were both the first real friends we made. After we graduated, we realized the way of teaching Chinese has been very traditional for over 30 years. We wanted to it be more fun, yet efficient. 

The first campus was located in an old and dirty warehouse. At first it wasn't fit for a school. We asked the worker how much it would cost to paint the place and he said RMB300 for one day. That was already over our budget! So we decided to do it ourselves. We dressed in our old clothes and painted for more than one day. We should have hired a professional! But in the end we did everything... we even fixed the toilet.

Shadow on Letting Students Try Out Food

I’m GoEast’s barista and I meet a lot of students from all over the world. They're always friendly (maybe because I give them coffee). Sometimes I let them try new Chinese foods and I ask if they'd like to try internal organs. The answer is always "No, no, no!"

Ellie and Chāorén

We've got a lot of ways to teach Chinese here. One of our students didn't want the normal books because he thought it was boring, so he brought a Chinese comic book instead: Superman (Chāorén in Mandarin!). So we made that the class material, going over the speech bubbles and the things happening in the comic. 

Imoben on Pronunciation

I'm mainly learning Mandarin pronunciation at GoEast for the Putonghua Proficiency Test. I hope I'll pass the test and maybe one day become a Chinese teacher myself.

Stathis on Learning in a Car

I learn Chinese online with a tutor through video chat. I've had classes in many places. Most of the time at home or in the office, but one time I was in a rush and took classes from my car!

Tina and Learning Mahjong

I've been learning at GoEast for more than one year. In group classes we covered business and travel topics. Learning here helped my work and travel, and there are lot of interesting events here about Chinese culture. My favorite is mahjong. I learned the rules and practiced here. I didn't win but I'll try to next time!

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