I like Chinese
Language and Culture
伍惠利( Haley Wellener)
Hello, everyone! I am from Cleveland, Ohio and go to
Hathaway Brown School. My Chinese name is伍惠利 and my English name is
Haley Wellener. This year I am sixteen years old, I have studied
Chinese for two years. My hobbies are playing tennis and playing
lacrosse. Because I love to study languages, besides studying Spanish
I also study Chinese at my school, Hathaway Brown. On the weekend I
like to chat with friends, watch movies, and sleep. Now, I don’t know
what I want to study in college, but I think I want to study
international business. Because I want to study international
business, I want to learn how to speak Chinese. Because China has a
large population and long history, I need to learn about Chinese
doctrine (?). Next Year I want to go to a school in Washington, D.C.
for a semester where I will learn International relations. While I am
there, I will continue to study Chinese.
Four years ago, I watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.
Since then, I have fallen in love with Chinese culture and language. I
have never been to China, but after college I want to go there to
study. I love to eat Chinese food. In Chinese One, my teacher taught
us how to make Chinese food. My Chinese class also went to a Chinese
restaurant for lunch and to learn about Chinese culture. In addition
to liking Chinese food, I also like Chinese songs because I think the
Chinese people are smart and their lyrics are interesting. In Chinese
class and history class I learned about Chinese history and culture.
This makes me want to learn more about China. Although the language is
a little difficult, it is very interesting. Because Chinese culture is
so different from American culture, I have a great curiosity to learn
more about Chinese culture. Although Chinese culture is very old, I
also think it is very modern.
In Chinese class my teacher used to play Yan Jue songs that I like.
Although I do not love to end my speech, I want to say- I like, no I