Mandarin Season in Delhi
HanYou Chinese Institute in Adhchini is run by Taiwanese expats. The institute’s Level 1 and Level 2 Mandarin courses entirely focus on making introductions fixing appointments, buying and bargaining among others. On a Saturday, Cannie Min, was trying hard to explain to a group of students how to say Ni Mang Ma?, which means “Are you busy?” “Our institute is different because unlike others we have native teachers. We also conduct Chinese classes at corporate houses who have business interest in China. When I came to India seven years back, there were no takers, but now I am really surprised at how Indians are seeking to learn the Chinese language. I have had businessmen even in their 60s,” says Min. The institute conducts five classes a day on weekends.