Statement of Intentions

About the Mandarin Chinese Workshop, I understand the following is a statement of best intentions, not a signed, contractual agreement. The purpose of the agreement is to be clear and specific about expectations.

As a member of the Mandarin Chinese Workshop:

  1. I understand that one of the main purposes of the workshop is to gain case study data in answer to this question: “How much Mandarin Chinese can an adult learn in 90 days?”
  2. To provide a tangible measure of learning, I understand the workshop’s coordinator needs my achievement scores at these 5 increments: a) with application, b) day 1 of the workshop, c) 30 days, d) 60 days, e) 90 days.
  3. I intend to engage with Mandarin Chinese in some form for one hour per day for 90 days.
  4. Although I understand the core course for the workshop is Mandarin Blueprint, I understand that “engage with Mandarin Chinese” may be individually decided by me.
  5. Even if I miss engaging with Mandarin Chinese for one or more days, I understand I am asked to restart my studies and continue in the workshop for the full 90 days.
  6. If I decide to leave the workshop, I understand one of hypotheses upon which the workshop has been designed is that learning may still continue. I understand I am asked to report my achievement scores at these 5 increments: a) date of application, b) day 1 of the workshop, c) 30 days, d) 60 days, e) 90 days, even if I am no longer active in the workshop. Although I understand I will no longer qualify for continuous study bonuses, I understand I will receive $50 for each requested score I report.

The coordinator of the Mandarin Chinese Workshop will:

  1. Provide the resources and bonuses described in the workshop description, workshop syllabus, and workshop schedule.
  2. Respond in fewer than 24 hours to all questions and requests for help or support.
  3. Work tirelessly to help members learn effectively, happily, and bountifully.

As a member of the Mandarin Chinese Workshop, I am willing to give verbal acknowledgement that I have read this statement of intentions, understand it, and will join the coordinator and fellow workshop members in giving this novel idea a very good try!