Fri, Nov 03|
Toronto Mandarin School - North York
#45 Halloween Special: Appreciation of Chinese Monster Culture (Hybrid)
Halloween is linked to ghosts in the West, but China's rich monster culture has deeply shaped its society, language, and ideology. Join us on a journey to discover China's fascinating supernatural beings.
Time & Location
Nov 03, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
Toronto Mandarin School - North York, 200 Consumers Rd Suit 410, North York, ON M2J 4R4, Canada
About the event
Appetizer (30 mins) - Introduction to New Words & Phrases
To begin, our event will take you on a journey to discover the names, origins, and fascinating folklore surrounding renowned Chinese monsters. Through engaging activities, you'll have the opportunity to practice your pronunciation and spoken Mandarin as you learn these new terms. We hope that these mythical tales will deepen your understanding of Chinese culture. We'll also provide recommendations for some well-known Chinese monster literature, so if you're a fan of reading Chinese classics, be sure not to miss out!
Main Course (30 mins) - Now, Let's Practice
In this part, we will delve into expressions and phrases associated with monsters and give everyone the opportunity to express their own thoughts on the topic.
Dessert (30 mins) - Open Discussions
In the final section, let's engage in some intriguing discussions. What's your favorite monster? Which one sends shivers down your spine? How has the culture of monsters influenced our language? These are just a few of the thought-provoking questions we'll delve into. We encourage everyone to share their personal anecdotes, insights, and questions related to the world of monsters. Whether you're an enthusiast or simply curious, this is your chance to join the conversation and explore the many facets of monster culture.