This was a process-centered AHS Cap project focused on developing comfort and ease in using Mandarin in a casual setting. Equally important was my goal to become comfortable integrating myself into a Chinese Chess-playing community. Both of these skills have lifelong applications. I will continue to use and develop the lessons learned in this project for years to come. However, they are difficult to capture in a concrete form, so the final submission for this project is a reflection on my process and achieving my goals.
Over the course of this semester I’ve been studying technical Chinese, looking at words that I could use to describe a series of engineering projects. For the Complete Project Submission I've made a number of rough videos and placed them on Youtube, where in each video I try to explain a certain facet of an engineering project in Chinese. The early videos are rough because I made them mostly independently, without a lot of editing from my Chinese professor, and for the Final Project Submission I've revised one of the videos with her advice to make a more polished version.