Why Learning Pavilion
Of the hundreds of organizations, teachers, and tutors teaching Chinese, what is the difference in learning Mandarin Chinese in the Learning Pavilion?
These are some reasons and differentiation:
Pavilion photo slideshow by Cecilia Ling/Ceci Art Studio
Why is it called the Pavilion
Pavilion 亭 is a typical Eastern culture architecture that has existed for thousands of years. Some of them are built in gardens, parks, or scenic landscapes. Some of them are standing at the roadside, often outside of the cities.
A lot of pavilions were specially built at the intersection of the roads. They are for people to take a break in their journey, drink tea, eat a quick meal, meet and talk to other people.
I like the idea of a pavilion at the intersection or crossroad junctions, just like the path of cross-cultural communication. Because a pavilion has typically open walls, the purpose of no walls is to look far out. I hope that it can present the concept of an open mind.