How to say “Monday, Tuesday…” and Count Weeks in Chinese

How to say “Monday, Tuesday…” and Count Weeks in Chinese

Compared to English, weekdays or Counting weeks in Chinese are extremely easy. As long as the basic Chinese numbers are learned, it is as easy as a piece of cake. Weekdays in Chinese To learn the weekdays, we first need to know that a week in China starts with Monday...
12 Chinese Phrases to Say Hello and Goodbye

12 Chinese Phrases to Say Hello and Goodbye

Greetings are important for all of us. It is useful to know some greeting phrases in various languages even if we do not know the languages. So even if you don’t want to learn Chinese, it is good to know some phrases to say hello and goodbye. And they are quite...
Why is Learning Chinese Numbers Important

Why is Learning Chinese Numbers Important

Numbers in Chinese are comparatively easy. Once a person learns 1-10, it is easy for him/her to learn 11-99. What Can We Do with the Chinese Numbers In Chinese, numbers one to ten are the most basic ones to learn. Once they are mastered, it is easy to move forward:...
What are the Chinese Punctuation Marks

What are the Chinese Punctuation Marks

Like English, there are many punctuation marks to organize and clarify the Chinese language. There are some similar punctuation marks as well as some different marks. So, what are the Chinese punctuation marks? In fact, we can categorize the Chinese punctuation marks...
8 Hours a Week Mandarin Chinese in UK School

8 Hours a Week Mandarin Chinese in UK School

As China is gaining more and more power, Mandarin Chinese as a language is gaining more and more attention. So it is not surprising to read the news from UK on Sept 07, titled as “More than 5,000 children to learn Mandarin  as part of the £10m scheme to make...
Your guide to Chinese Visual Dictionaries

Your guide to Chinese Visual Dictionaries

Dictionaries are important for language learning. Visual dictionaries are especially important for young language learners. Visual dictionaries normally have both pictures and words next to each other. The vivid pictures make Chinese learning much more fun...
Colors (颜色)

Colors (颜色)

The world is colorful. Colors are so important that we see them, touch them, play with them all the time. In language learning, colors is an important topic too. Once the children learn the colors, they can further make the connection of the objects of the colors. The...
Chinese Summer Theme Word Wall Words

Chinese Summer Theme Word Wall Words

It is the last school day here! Summer vacation officially starts today! The kids are busy at end-of-year parties. Soon people will go on vacation — the sun, the beach and lots of fun! Here is the list of Chinese Summer Theme Word Wall Words for you just in case...
Learn Chinese Pronunciation by Heart

Learn Chinese Pronunciation by Heart

If you ask a Chinese learner, “what is the most difficult part when you learn Chinese? ” Most likely, you will hear “Chinese characters” and “Chinese Pronunciation” as the answers. To learn Chinese characters, it takes time,...
Chinese Story: Baby Owl Who is Afraid of Darkness

Chinese Story: Baby Owl Who is Afraid of Darkness

There was a baby owl who, unlike other owls, is afraid of darkness. This worried his parents because it is owls’ duty to watch out the forest at night. So they took the baby owl to the witch asking for advice. The advice is that the baby owl has to get a courage...
Sing Children’s Songs, Learn Chinese

Sing Children’s Songs, Learn Chinese

It is well known that music helps children’s learning. A soft background music can help enhance the concentration of the students. It creates a calm and relaxing learning environment which benefits both teaching and teaching. Music and Rhythm Benefit...
Record Chinese Speaking – An Effective Way to Practice Chinese

Record Chinese Speaking – An Effective Way to Practice Chinese

To improve the level of spoken language requires environment and constant practice. Relying on lessons taught in the classroom is not enough. One effective tip, especially for children, is to record the child’s speaking. It might sound strange when you listen to...
Chinese Tongue Twisters for Children

Chinese Tongue Twisters for Children

You know the famous tongue twister “She sells seashells on the seashore”, right? Try to read it several times, how do you feel? A very good way of learning a language is via tongue twisters. Tongue twisters can really train the tongues to twist to make the...
Create Chinese Learning Project with Adobe Voice

Create Chinese Learning Project with Adobe Voice

Little projects make language learning fun. Chinese learning can be so much fun with the aid of technology. Here I would like to show you how to use Adobe Voice, an app available for iPads and iPhones, to create some easy projects for Chinese learning. Adobe Voice is...
36 Chinese Pictogram Characters

36 Chinese Pictogram Characters

Chinese pictogram characters are an essential part of Chinese characters. Over time, Chinese characters are developed based on several strategies. Some Chinese characters, including commonly used ones, were originally pictograms. They symbolize objects or express...
Spring Theme Word Wall words in Chinese

Spring Theme Word Wall words in Chinese

Spring has come. The weather is getting warm, flowers blossom, grass turning green and leaves are growing… We can see blue sky and white clouds. There are so many little animals: ducklings, chicken, sheep and bunnies… It is a beautiful season and there are...