Splash Biography

JOHN GROSS, Yale sophomore studying History and Chinese

Major: History, Philosophy, Chinese

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Johnny Gross and I am a sophomore at Yale. I was born in raised in Chicago, Illinois. I am a die-hard Cleveland sports fan (because I have family there) and love studying history, philosophy, Chinese (and other foreign languages), among many other subjects. I look forward to teaching you!

Past Classes

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H3735: Introduction to Mandarin Chinese in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
This will be a very basic introduction to Mandarin Chinese. How does the language work? How do you write Chinese characters? How do the infamous "tones" work in spoken Chinese? Students will learn basic characters and phrases as well as some of the history behind Mandarin Chinese. Also, students will learn a bit about how Mandarin Chinese works linguistically as compared to English.