An awesome part about the Alliance program in Shanghai is that they allocate money for weekly Language Tables.
Here in Shanghai, it’s not all fun and games, it’s a lot of hard work too.
This past week, I was given the opportunity to backpack across Yun’nan province
Meeting new people is one of the best parts about being in a new area.
Every day in class, we learn new letters and their unique sounds. Coming from the English language, Hindi pushes me out of my comfort zone to pronounce new sounds that we do not express in English.
It's less than a week until I begin the second half of my academic year abroad in Shanghai, China, studying with the Alliance for Global Education.
While learning a second language, there is always a stage where you're getting ahold of grammar but your vocabulary is limited. During this stage you tend to develop a highly entertaining mixture of your native language and the one you're studying.
My ABCD, diasporic roots have their firmest and deepest roots in language. I was raised on three: English, Gujarati, and Hindi.
Bhakri is a type of bread. It is served with cooked vegetables, so the person eating rips off small pieces at a time with their right hand and uses these pieces to scoop up some of the vegetable.
I dreamt about China last night (only China was somehow in outer space), and woke up feeling like I needed to post this last blog. While in Shanghai, I kept a running list of the funniest English translations I encountered.