"Say My Name": Basic Tips for Pronouncing Chinese Names

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Waite Phillips Hall (WPH), B27
3470 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The system for romanizing Chinese names based on standard Mandarin pronunciation does not make it easy for English speakers to pronounce many Chinese names properly.

With a few simple tips and tricks taught by native English speakers who are also Mandarin language learners, attendees will leave the event with more confidence when pronouncing Chinese names; thereby creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment for students with Chinese names. Simply trying to pronounce students’ names correctly shows respect for their culture.

Native English speakers who are themselves Mandarin language learners will facilitate the workshop. By sharing their own experiences as second language learners of Mandarin, the presenters will provide attendees with useful tips and strategies for more accurate pronunciation of romanized Chinese names. Native Mandarin speakers will also be present to help attendees practice in small groups.

This workshop is brought to you by your friends in the American Language Institute and the Office of International Services. This event is intended for staff and faculty. Please RSVP here.

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Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Student Life, Event Highlights




University Park Campus



Office of International Services
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