课外活动现在可以报名了，目前有十个很有趣的活动：书法、 足球、排球、象棋、麻将、中文诗歌、太极拳、中国民歌、烹饪、和功夫！ 请你们在西林一楼休息室报名！
The Chinese School Newsletter has been published! This week there is a lot of information that needs to circulate, so English will be the main medium of communication for now. I hope in the weeks to come, the newsletter will likewise become an outlet for pedagogy, including Chinese slang / oral communication shortcuts, differences in culture, and even recent news from Asia. Check the attachment below for the newsletter.
Activity sign-up sheets have been placed in the Forest West Lounge on the tables, please sign your name to be included (there is no maximum number of students allowed for activities). This year we will have 10 activities: Calligraphy, soccer, volleyball, mahjong, poetry, tai qi, folk music, cooking, and kung fu! Check the attachment below for times.
Newsletter 1 2016.compressed
大家好，我们这个周六11点去Dunmore湖爬山. 以下是报名单的链接。出发之前我们会在Adirondack Circle集合，请按时到！
Hail all, This Saturday we are going to lake Dunmore at 11AM (revised time due to weather) to go hiking (as well as swimming, frisbee, etc.). Below is the sign-up sheet. Please meet at Adirondack Circle before 11, thanks!
SIGN-UP SHEET: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a3Yl5Gcq6FRd1sEIQcMA0H-KZC3h8viREFfgWxn9fnM/edit
学生都来了，明德语言学校开幕典礼都过去了，语言誓约都签好了，课程都开始了。和平楼，森林楼弥漫着一种新鲜而浓郁的味道，这就是中文的味儿。对许多没上过明德语言学校的学生而言，这种崭新的经历既颇为新奇，也可能有点令人不安；第一个星期，第二个星期也许只好逆来顺受，但是到第三四个星期，你们中文的方方面面、甚至思维方式都会发生翻天覆地的变化。这种变化又叫“融入” — 祝你们早点融入中文学校沉浸式的环境！
Classes have started, the convocation has ended, and the language pledge is in effect; I can now formally say welcome to the 2016 Middlebury Chinese Language Immersion Program! There is an energy that fills Forest and Hepburn, burning the nostrils and making the heart race — that energy is called “Chinese.” For those who have never been to Middlebury Language Schools before, this new experience is very invigorating, but might also be unsettling. But those who are unsettled will find their foundation soon, moving Chinese to their RAM as my metaphor goes or learning how to swim as we heard in Mead hall. This shift from “enduring” to “embracing” will be as sudden as it is powerful, and I hope that everyone will experience this shift quickly and seamlessly!
View the first weekend schedule and meal schedule here:
CS ND Schedule