This is for anyone who is a fan of the written word
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I am reaching out to the club because you meet in GZ, and given that Chinese migrants, including the Cantonese, play a vital role in shaping Singapore's history, I thought my book might be of interest to some of you.
If you like me to send a paperback to the book club, I'd be glad to do so. I hope that some of you like it enough to post reviews.
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Hi everyone in book club, does anyone would like to join and share some ideas of the recent books? I could offer my little place and make a small gathering for sharing some talks, ideas. Await for any comments,tx.
well, it's happening! it's less of a book club, and more of a reader's hangout.... i have a meager collection of english novels, a few classics, some modern, romance, business, and sci-fi and comics...
if anyone is interested to come check them out, let me know!
Hello Brandy, I love Shunde! 1. I would use bilingual books that are available in Central Guangzhou, this may solve issues with language gap/understandingf/necessity of dictionary use. 2. something that has audio. 3. something that was written with EFL readers in mind. Thinking about Points 2-3, what comes to my mind is Peter Viney's graded readers, http://www.viney.uk.com/storylines/ but I am sure there are more books like these out.
I disagree with Rocky D because where I work, all teenagers like to read, although some of them only read comics (manhua) which still counts as reading, if you ask me. But what he is right about, is that age and social background matter. If you think about bilingual experience, you might find that Freud's Interpretation of Dreams would be more favored with older readers (there are fans of the Chinese translation among university students majoring in humanities) while a less educated and younger secretary might remember Alice in Wonderland well enough in Chinese to be able to use the English original with some success. Another book all students get acquainted with at school is Robinson Crusoe, but they only read fragments so you may wish to re-introduce it, it has a lot of things to discuss if you start from the very beginning. All of that is just some ideas, I haven't tried reading "real" books with my students.
Hey Brandy,if you in beijiao,you could aim at the large factory trading office like media group.There must have lots of potential customers and your actives big fans there.For the readers i don't think chinese teenagers like to read,but the educated adults the white collars.
starting a book club in shunde, beijiao... thinking of titles for my first group... the english level of our chinese members are a bit low. i'm thinking it might be best to go with some high school or middle school level books... something people can relate to but not too difficult... any ideas?
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