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Name: Daniel Contreras
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, German, French
"Learning the language is just the way to be able to understand Chinese culture. Mandarin House definitely makes it better; thanks to their work and motivation they give students the best learning environment"
Q. Why are you learning Chinese?
A. I'm learning Chinese as I think it is very important and valuable to be able of communicating with other people in their own language!
Q. How are you finding your studies in China and what do you think about Mandarin House?
A. To study in China has given me a brand new experience. Learning the language is just the way to be able to understand Chinese culture. Mandarin House definitely makes it better; thanks to their work and motivation they give students the best learning environment.
Q. What is your most memorable experience in China?
A. Together with some Mandarin House students I went to visit the yellow mountain (Huangshan). Everything seems an unreal experience, something you won't find anywhere, it is like taken from a movie.
Q. What tips would you give to students who are planning to study in China?
A. As Shanghai is always changing, everybody has a complete different experience, so just take every opportunity you find and dare to go a bit further. Lots of optimism is highly recommended.
Q. What is your favorite Chinese food/dish?
A. I've been having a hard time trying to find out the name! :S
Q. What is your favorite place in Shanghai?
A. Century Park!
Q: What do you find most interesting about Shanghai?
A. The perfect mix between western and eastern culture!
Q. How difficult/easy was it to adjust to life in China?
A. Sometimes you need to adapt and be full of understanding to different ways to life. Just keep in mind that it's you and not them who needs to adjust to this life style.