Zon: Learning Chinese 

Learning Chinese is important to going to China. Just a little.

But learning can be boring. So it was really awesome when I attended the Freeman Language Workshop at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and I found out about this site called http://www.enterzon.com.

It’s basically a game you would expect to find on facebook; a low key version of The Sims. You go around with your little avatar in what is supposed to look like Beijing. The really cool part is that even though the Chinese is not always the best (Chinglish prevails, as in ‘may wǒ help nǐ?), the interactions are invaluable. Along with in-game characters that ask you to do tasks with them and help you practice vocabulary, you can also interact with other players.

Basically, it’s a fun way to study. And feel free to say hi to me, Linxuemei.

~Hannah