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A Review of eChineseLearning: An Online Chinese Language School Language Resources

Where do you find good language tutors? It’s a question I’m often asked and one that I’ve done the best to research in order to answer as completely and honestly as possible. In an effort to do this, I recently tried out eChineseLearning, and as far as the quality of Mandarin Chinese tutors, they’re certainly at the top. A Background on eChineseLearning Before my trial...

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9 Interesting Facts About Chinese Culture Culture & History

In a past post, I discussed the importance of sociolinguistics – how culture ties into language – and to continue that conversation, I’d like to share culture guides for various countries around the world to help you make your travels and language learning that much more enjoyable. I’ve partnered with Kuperard to create this series and I’m really excited to share a few cultural tidbits...

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How to Ring in the Chinese New Year (with a recipe for Spring Rolls) Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

The following is a post from Hanbridge Mandarin. You can learn more and enter their red envelope lottery by visiting their website. As a side note, Chinese New Year starts today – February 8, 2016! How to Say Chinese New Year in Chinese Chinese New Year 中国新年 Zhōnɡ Guó Xīn Nián Spring Festival 春节 Chūn Jiē Lunar New Year 农历新年 Nónɡ Lì Xīn Nián When...

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How I Memorized 600 Chinese Words in 2 Weeks Language Resources

Three weeks before my HSK 4 exam, I roped my teacher into helping me prepare for my test (rather than focusing on the conversation based lessons we had focused on before). I had worked through several Memrise desks geared towards the HSK tests, worked through four levels of practice tests and had a year of Chinese under my belt. But my teacher had a book...

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A Review of China Online by Véronique Michel Language Resources

Online culture is something that has always interested me. Communication and community are two very significant aspects of online culture and I love learning about how people around the globe connect with one another using the web. But the internet hasn’t just done a lot for global communities, it has also spurred the growth of regional and national communities. In countries as widespread as China...

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Christmas in China with Hanbridge Mandarin | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 2 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

About the Author // Hanbridge Mandarin is a Chinese language school based in Shenzhen, China with more than ten years of experience. They teach courses both online and on campus. Their tutors are all bilingual (they have tutors that speak languages other than English), and they are all required to not only have a Bachelor’s degree (not to mention that 60% have Master’s degrees), but they...

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