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A trip to Beijing

Last November (2011), my husband and I travelled to Beijing. We had a great time and visited a...
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The role of teachers in collaborative learning

In collaborative learning (CL) the teacher plays a critical role in contributing to students’...
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5 Tips to Help You Learn Chinese Vocabulary

Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in mastering a new foreign language. Having a good command...
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The first 90-minute lesson for adult beginners

Lesson 1  你好 nǐ hǎo 1. The aim of this lesson:  Learning the Chinese phonetic system...

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  • Introduction to Chinese Languages

    Sim Tze Wei Mandarin Tutor (South East London) Picture Mandarin and Cantonese are the two Chinese languages you might have heard of but is that all they have in China? The answer is no. In fact, there are more than 300 languages spoken in China. Now you might think that Cantonese may be the second biggest language spoken in China. This presumption...
  • The role of teachers in collaborative learning Editor's Pick

    Dr. Bingyin Lei Mandarin Tutor (Leicester) Picture In collaborative learning (CL) the teacher plays a critical role in contributing to students’ engagement and the success of the group task as a whole (Johnson et al, 2000). Teachers introduce students to the processes of CL by making explicit how to work in groups, express ideas, and seek help...
  • Useful websites and podcasts for Mandarin learning

    Landy Tong Mandarin Tutor (Guildford) Picture Videos and Audios: 1. Songs for children 水果冰淇淋系列: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC55D07289FF90C62 2. Programs for kids of 4 years plus: 巧虎来啦 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Y0Zo-PYvA&list=PLlj79t_5LMLGTwR6TEDtws0IoRSA-7f6Y 3. Learn Chinese (mandarin) with...

 

  • The first 90-minute lesson for adult beginners

    Landy Tong Mandarin Tutor (Guildford) Picture Lesson 1  你好 nǐ hǎo 1. The aim of this lesson:  Learning the Chinese phonetic system Pinyin and basic Chinese writing strokes. To be able to pronounce the following Initials and Finals: b p m n l h y w   a o e i u ü   an  en  ai  er  in  ing  uo To be able to count from 1 to 10...
  • Confidence in language learning makes a difference

    Helen Elder Mandarin Tutor (Bath) Picture Mandarin? Difficult? I would say, well, it's hard enough for me and I am Chinese! So, be confident. For those who have young children wishing to start Mandarin lessons, rest assured, your little ones have miraculous brains. They pick up speaking so quickly and you always find yourselves in...
  • 5 Tips to Help You Learn Chinese Vocabulary Editor's Pick

    Ning Chen Mandarin Tutor (Southampton) Picture Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in mastering a new foreign language. Having a good command of words allows you to further develop the all-round skills of the target language. Learning Mandarin Chinese is no exception. Here are some tips that may help you learn Chinese words more quickly and...