MS Mandarin speakers
To practice conversational Mandarin, our 7th and 8th grade Mandarin students recently took a field trip to Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce, retail and technology conglomerate, in downtown San Mateo. At Alibaba, the students met native Mandarin speakers, and conducted interviews with them in their native language. These interviews were interactive, with the employees also posing questions to the students. Students not only got to practice Mandarin, but also learnt more about Chinese culture and lifestyle. The volunteers from Alibaba were very helpful and we thank them for taking the time out to speak to our students. Thank you, Mr. Davis, for setting up this field trip.