Chinese Idiom Explainer No.2

Chinese Idiom Explainer No.2

守株待兔Shǒu zhū dài tù Once upon a time there was a lazy farmer. He didn’t like toiling in the fields day after day and, while he did do his work, he took breaks whenever he could and cut a lot of corners. He wished that life didn’t have to be so hard, just to feed...
Chinese Idiom Explainer No.1

Chinese Idiom Explainer No.1

叶公好龙yè gōng hào lóng There once was a man named Ye Gong and boy did he love dragons! Dragons everywhere – pictures in his house, embroidered dragons in his clothes, painted dragon murals on his walls, carved dragons figures on his shelves… some people say he even...
Virtual teaching and Mandarin

Virtual teaching and Mandarin

Could Virtual Teaching revolutionise Mandarin learning? Given the vital daily role that technology plays in the modern world, it should come as no surprise that new approaches to teaching are developing more rapidly than ever. As a teacher I can honestly say, not a...
Learn China: The ecological civilisation?

Learn China: The ecological civilisation?

China has been named a world leader in clean energy, along with India and the US. So, what is setting China ahead of the rest of the competition? President Xi Jinping has called for China to become an ‘ecological civilisation’, shifting towards clean energy. This...
Why Learn Chinese?

Why Learn Chinese?

Everyone has different reasons for learning Chinese. People learn for personal interest, or because they know Chinese will opens doors in their career, because they have Chinese-speaking family or friends, or because they will travel to China and want to get around....