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Why English Speakers Learn Chinese Better In Language Schools No ratings yet.

Whether you’re interested in eventually taking and passing the HSK Singapore exam or not, the fact is, you deserve a round of applause for being engaged in learning Chinese. As the world’s most spoken language, learning Chinese is going to become a marketable skill as China’s influence on a global scale continues to rise. It is definitely worthwhile to take up a business Chinese class. But, as an English speaker, you probably think that it’s better to learn Chinese at home via online private lessons at your own leisure time as opposed to enrolling in school. However, you got it wrong. While […]

Do I Need to Learn French to Visit or Move to Paris, France?

Do you need to learn French in order to live in Paris? Nope. Nope. Nope, but let me tell you why you should. I speak French at a conversational level and hardly used it. I did this by either not talking to people, or somehow being approached by 80% of the English speaking people in Paris.  Now, I will say that speaking French does open up a lot more spaces for you and allows you to feel more comfortable in the country. You will get a more immersive experience the more French that you do speak. But, like I was […]

Penang mum teaches Malay ‘aunties’ how to speak Mandarin in adorable clip (VIDEO)

Twitter user Azlkhas’s mum explaining the use of ‘want’ and ‘don’t want’ in her language class. – Screengrab via Twitter/azlkhas PETALING JAYA, Oct 7 — Blessed with a diversity of ethnic groups, learning a second or third language in Malaysia is easier than you think. After all, a new language helps one understand an unfamiliar culture better. A group of Malay women impressed social media users after a two-minute clip was posted on Twitter. @azlkhas from Penang thought the sight of her mum teaching Mandarin to other women was too good to pass up. comel gila mak aku ajar mandarin […]

Learn Chinese, chat with mates. New collection 5.2/5.3

Dear learning enthusiasts, we were so busy with developing Tutor app, that didn’t have time to announce you all the changes ever since. Don’t be surprised if you start learning with Tutor app after some pause. We’ve completely changed the way it looks. In this version, we have new design and new logo soon-to-go Chinese course virtual classroom direct and group messaging Let’s start with more details. Learn Chinese and more In my recent post, I’ve already mentioned that we’ve added French and Spanish to languages you can learn. Watch out, we are currently developing a Chines course. With a […]

Review: BrainBox – Let’s Learn French [AD] – The Bear & The Fox

Have you heard of BrainBox? It’s a fun game concept for kids to learn about lots of different kinds of subjects. We were recently sent a copy of “Let’s Learn French” to review. My eldest is in P5 at Primary School and has been learning beginner’s French for a couple of years now, so this was perfect for him to consolidate his learning. Disclosure: We were sent a free copy of BrainBox Let’s Learn French in return for an honest review. All views and opinions are our own. What’s in the Box? You get 55 picture cards, one rules card, […]

Toronto Raptors players try to speak French in Quebec City (VIDEO)

In Quebec City for training camp, Toronto Raptors players were put to the test. A French test. Players were given lines in Quebec’s official language, like “Le Nord C’est Nous,” and were asked to translate them into English. It was considerably more difficult for some more than others, as the Raptors have a few native French speakers on the team, including Serge Ibaka (Congo), Pascal Siakam (Cameroon), and Chris Boucher (Quebec). – See also: Raptors’ Marc Gasol was the star of another championship parade Toronto Raptors become first team to have its own Nike athletic hijab (VIDEO) Raptors hire NBA’s […]

UCC: Confucius Institute enrolls 10,000 Ghanaians to learn Chinese

The Confucius Institute of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has had about 10,000 Ghanaian Chinese language learners enrolled on its Chinese language learning programmes. The learners are from the basic, secondary and tertiary levels of education with 14 approved training centres. The Chinese Director of the Institute, Professor Hu Langcai who said this stated that the Confucius Institute suggested the incorporation of the Chinese language in the basic school curricula to help prepare students as international products. He also expressed the hope that teacher education colleges would also incorporate it to help train teachers who would teach in the […]

Learn How to Write Chinese Characters: Skritter Review & Discount

If you sign up to Skritter using one of the links on this page with the coupon “SDC3952” you get a 33% discount for the first six months (only valid for new accounts) Skritter review – Index What is Skritter? Skritter is, in my opinion, the best way to learn how to write Chinese characters. I used it ten minutes per day for about one year and I managed to learn how to write more than 1,000 characters (all the characters on the HK4 list, to be precise). Also, I learned the meaning and pronunciation of those characters. Why do […]

Farid, the reluctant politician who wanted to learn Chinese

OBITUARY | During the 14th general election, I was tasked as a journalist to cover Johor, a key battlefront state between BN and Pakatan Harapan. In that election, Bersatu was to contest 10 out of the 26 parliamentary seats but the majority of its resources were poured into Pagoh, Muar, Sri Gading, Simpang Renggam and Tanjung Piai – the five seats the party believed they have a realistic chance of winning. Contesting in those five seats were high profile leaders including a former deputy prime minister, the Bersatu secretary-general and a well known academic and debater. An exception was Dr […]

At this daycare, kids learn French | Brantford Expositor

Le Ballon Rouge is a gemme cachee in West Brant. “People are always saying they didn’t know we were here,” said Marie-Josee Baril, director of the city’s only core French language daycare. “We are a hidden gem.” In the brilliant sunshine on a just-about-autumn day, a group of children up to age four ride tricycles and mill about in a newly created playground, paid for with funding from the Ministry of Education and the City of Brantford. One of the highlights is a “log jam structure” they are encouraged to climb and explore. A shed full of clean cut wood, […]