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An RLRA Love Story!

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s always fun to hear how people meet their spouses, and we never thought that our curriculum would be instrumental in bringing two lovebirds together.  Here is our own RLRA love story!


Christina and Henry were married last October, but their story began in the summer of 2015, when we were busy developing the REAL MANDARIN right away program. Christina was our translator, and she did an amazing job! It was time to do the audio recording, and we needed a male voice to record with her.   She said she would try to find a native Mandarin speaker who could help us out with this.


She posted on her Chinese Facebook Group, and Henry responded. He was already her Facebook friend, but they had never actually met. On the day of the recording, they carpooled to Downers Grove from Chicago, and they spent a few hours doing the recording with Denise. Denise remembers that they planned to go to lunch afterward, and she suspected that they were hitting it off.



A little more than a year later, they were married in China. Henry and Christina, we are so pleased to be part of your story. Thank you for letting us share it!