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大家好!我叫希門中,我來自尼加拉瓜。我是台大語言中心的學生,已經學中文十個月了。我參加過 FRNCi 語言交換的活動,今天我想跟你們分享我那天過得怎麼樣。

We started this activity on time at Daan Forest Park, I met one friend of mine from El Salvador, and we both were really hoping to find other friends interested in practicing Spanish (which is our mother tongue) as well as Chinese. Although we were finally placed in separate conversation groups, we would each soon find out our expectations to become reality.



跟我一起聊天的人,除了台灣人以外,還有從不同國家來的人。我們外國人都是台大語文中心的學生,我認為我們說話的程度都還不錯,和台灣朋友一起聊天一點問題也沒有,我真覺得很棒!

After each of us introduced themselves to the group, we were assigned a special partner to personally exchange with. Surprisingly, my partner was really eager to learn Spanish, so I felt very lucky to be matched up with her! My new friend was really nice to me, and with this first interaction we couldn’t have been off for a better start.



我們說了二十分鐘以後就開始下個活動。這個我認為是最好玩的部分。我們都有一個台灣美食的成分,然後要找另外兩個朋友。如果你們的成分配,就得獎了!大家一邊找成分,一邊跟剛認識的朋友聊天。我在那個時候也碰到了很多人,最後的就是跟我一起得獎的人。我們分享的小吃是一種花生湯,我本來沒有吃過,但是我不但覺得蠻好吃,而且讓我覺得比較涼快。

Having finished our snack, we went on to find new friends. I met up with my Salvadorian friend again, who also found a partner interested in Spanish. We met up with our fellow classmates from the Language Center as well, and with the kind people who made possible this activity and received us that day. Thank you for giving us a language exchange experience unlike any other!



最後,我認為這個活動成功極了。不管我們想學哪種語言,應該多參加這樣語言交換的活動:你吃好吃的美食,有很多練習的機會,再加上你交很多新的朋友。學課本上的內容也有重要性,不過我推薦找好玩學的方法才對。謝謝大家!

Contributor: Etienne Jimenez Soza 希門中

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Still being the wallflower in language exchange meetings? Have fun and meet new friends in Speak Easy events! In our next Speak Easy event, we will be playing popular board games and doing Language exchange at the very same time. See you there.


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