Chinese Measure Word Dictionary: A Chinese-English English-Chinese Usage Guide by Jiqing Fang and Michael Connelly (Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2008) Review by Craig Dietrich CAFAM’s own Mike Connelly is co-author of a unique and just-published learning tool and reference guide for Chinese language learners. It has to do with “measure words.” Measure words are foundContinue reading “Review: Chinese Measure Word Dictionary”
Dear CAFAM members, Earlier we announced the 2011 Maine Chinese Conference, scheduled for October 28 in Bangor. The principal organizer, Jing Zhang sends the following reminder and extended early bird registration deadline: Dear Colleagues, Just want to remind you that the last day of the Early-bird registration for 2011 Maine Chinese Conference will be OctoberContinue reading “Bangor Chinese Conference”
Dear CAFAM members living in Portland The City of Portland has a Multicultural Advisory Committee which makes policy recommendations concerning the citys growing ethnic and racial diversity. Eric Larsson has been serving as CAFAMs representative, but there are times when he cannot attend the meetings. Case in point: this Thursday, October 6. So we areContinue reading “Portland multicultural committee”
Dear CAFAM members, The 2011 Maine Chinese Conference will be held on October 28-29, at Husson University in Bangor. (This is the conferences third year.) The conference theme is: “Creating cooperative opportunities in education and business between US and China through promoting Chinese language teaching in Maine and establishing local business partnerships between the peoplesContinue reading “Maine Chinese Conference”
Dear CAFAM members, Fox Intercultural Consulting Services will hold its first China Business Networking Roundtable of the season this Thursday, October 6, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM at Bernstein Shur, 100 Middle St. Portland. The fee is $35. Space is limited to 30 participants. To register, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2171276346.
Dear CAFAM members, Just a reminder: As you gaze at the beautiful moon on these clear evenings, remember that our annual Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival) potluck is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, at Woodfords Church in Portland, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Again a great occasion for Maine’s Chinese and CAFAM community to get together.
Dear CAFAM members, I’m breaking the rule of sending you only items that relate directly to Chinese matters. Connie Zhu, one of the authors of the recent MECAP study on the impact of Asians in Maine’s economy, is also involved with Maine Public Broadcasting. Because of the importance of this resource, it seems appropriate toContinue reading “MPBN questions”
Dear CAFAM members, “Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture” will be offered for ten Monday evenings, starting September 19 and running until November 21. Place and time: The Language Exchange, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 5:30 – 7:00 PM Instructor: Viveca Kwan Tuition: $260. A 10% discount available to senior citizens and returning students until SeptemberContinue reading “Introduction to Chinese language & culture”
Dear CAFAM members, Claire Holman, who lives in South Portland, is looking for an occasional Chinese speaking playmate for her 6-year old adopted son Che Hao. Chinese is his native language and Claire doesn’t want him to lose it.
Dear CAFAM members, This is extremely short notice but I pass it along on the slight chance that it might interest the right person. The deadline is September 7. A college in Hubei Province (central China) is seeking an English teacher/administrator for a year. They want an experienced person about 50 years old with mastersContinue reading “English position in China”