I like this section a lot as it explains and expands on topics introduced in the Lesson 1.4 dialog. I have one suggestion, though, to make. In the "Culture" section, it would help if you can "play/record" buttons for some of the vocabulary introduced in the section, e.g "Renminbi", "yuan", "kuai", and "jiao". These words should be included in the testing section as well as the "Write It" exercises. Earlier "Language and Culture" lessons did this.
Lesson 1.9 "Out for Dinner and Drinks" Feedback
April 30, 2014
May 21, 2014
Hi Robert, Thank you for your feedback about the Culture lessons and Write It lessons. I will pass your comments on to the course development team for their consideration. Unfortunately at this point, there are no plans to add testing to the audio included in the Write It lessons. The audio was actually removed from the testing, because in the past it was included in the Language and Culture lessons tests, but some of the words would seem completely out of context with the Language and Culture lesson itself. Thanks again Robert, we appreciate your feedback!
May 22, 2014
Actually, what I was observing here is that the culture part of lesson 1.9 talks about "money matters" and introduces some new vocabulary, e.g "Renminbi", "yuan", "kuai", and "jiao". However, there is no play button next to these words and so it does not appear in the testing section. An earlier lesson, specifically 1.7 in its culture section added three phrases with play buttons. These phrases are then included in the testing.