Hi, everyone, I’m Gao Liwen, the language house assistant for Chinese. I’m here for a reason. Now, let me explain why I am here.

  I have been studying English since I was thirteen. I have been taught both language knowledge and some cultural things. I have been dreaming of going to the country where the language is spoken.

  My dream finally came true. I got here on August 20, 2015. Though it’s not the first time I am in U.S., it is the first time I come so close to people in their real life. After staying here for one month, I’ve realized what I learned in class back in China is far from comprehensive; I’ve learned how different we are in many aspects of life; I’ve also learned how similar we are when it comes to the basic human needs: we both need love and understanding.

  That’s why I am here, not just enhancing our language ability. I’m here to feel the love between and respect for each other; I’m here to learn understanding and stimulate understanding between each other; I’m here to prove as a human being, we all love peace and harmony. To achieve these, we need to explore each other’s life; we need to explore each other’s culture; we need to involve each other in our daily routine.

  So come to the language house. We can experience Chinese culture while enjoying a Chinese movie (every Saturday night); we can cook and taste Chinese cuisine in room 302, Building A North Village; we can go bicycling on the Swamp Rabbit Trail; we can share happiness by giving interesting performance; or we can just talk to each other about confusion and issues we both have over a cup of Chinese tea.

  You’re always welcome to Chinese language house. You can always reach me by emailing to or I’ll always be there for you.



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