For those of you wondering how I'm spending my time aside from trying weird foods and getting lost in random alleys: We have about four hours of class a day starting at 8:00 a.m.- an hour-long lecture (8 students/class), two hours of vocabulary review and grammar drills (4 students), and then one-on-one conversation practice with assistant teachers. We’ve also been assigned individual language partners, Chinese college students with whom we’re instructed to spend an hour every weekday doing anything we want, as long as we speak Chinese. My language partner’s name is Han Weiwei (韩伟伟), rising sophomore majoring in biology at 首师大.
Also, homework = a page or two of homework based on the morning classes' material + about 40 new characters every night + a couple pages of reading + grammar notes. Oral and written tests on Fridays and a short essay every weekend.
the goods arrive
Cheese, ketchup, sweet and sour sauce on my sheets.