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Top 7 of the Best Apps to Learn Chinese for 2020 – Learn Chinese Online | TutorMandarin: Online Mandarin Tutor

by foreign language specialist
Choosing which language to learn is throwing you into a dilemma?  Actually, it isn’t that complicated as it seems because if you haven’t learned one of the international languages, try to choose Chinese , the second international language which is on par with English  In fact, grabbing the best out of over million apps is far more difficult. Obviously, nobody is willing to spend his precious time on trying out each and every application to find out which one is the best or which one is the most suitable for him. Of course, I am going to tell you Top […]

10 Plastic Surgery Clinics In Seoul That Speak English

by learn a language journalist
Korea: Land of K-Pop, K-Dramas, and kimchi. The irony is that none of these are what attracts the majority of foreign tourists; it’s the cheap and advanced plastic surgery in Seoul. The chances that your favorite Korean celebrity has undergone the knife are high; 20 percent of Korean women have admitted having undergone a procedure of some sort and even many men are choosing to alter their faces. In fact, it’s common knowledge that the number of plastic celebrities far outnumber the natural ones. If you’re considering plastic surgery or simply want a consultation, we’ve compiled a guide of the […]

Why do so many Australians speak Arabic? – Daily chart

by learn a language journalist
MAPS OF LANGUAGES are often deceptively simple: language X is spoken here, language Y there. But people have a habit of moving around, and brightly coloured maps are not good at showing complicated mixtures of languages. So NeoMam Studios, a British design firm, has broken out the first, second and—most interestingly—third-most-spoken languages in almost every country in the world. The results can be surprising. Although most people surely know that the second-most spoken languages in Canada and America are French and Spanish, respectively, those ranked third are less easy to guess: Punjabi in Canada and Chinese (including Mandarin and Cantonese) […]

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

by learn a language journalist
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 […]

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

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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 […]

Families told to ‘Learn English’ Sue NY Department of Education – Language Magazine

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A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of four families in New York along with the Alliance for Families with Developmental Need (AFDN) against New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) after allegedly being refused translation services and told to ‘learn English’. The parents filing the case are Limited English Proficient (LEP) and have children with severe developmental disabilities. The lawsuit was launched by Legal Services NYC, a community-based non-profit organization that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of New York City. The families involved primarily speak, read, and write in either Spanish or Mandarin. One of the […]

Farid, the reluctant politician who wanted to learn Chinese

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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 […]

Learn Chinese with Videos: From Beginner to Advanced in 12 Hours and 20 Minutes

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You might already know the benefits of a good language-learning video. You may be aware that the visual experience can hold your attention very well and the audio can help you nail pronunciation and improve accent comprehension. But knowing all this will not help you learn Chinese with videos. The thing is, actually finding the best videos for Chinese students can be tough. There is a sea of Mandarin lessons in video format online, but many of them are low quality or just not particularly useful for learners. Luckily, we found nine incredible videos that cover material from the absolute beginner […]

7 Courses to Learn Chinese Through Immersion for Absolute Beginners

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Learning Chinese through immersion is far from a new concept. Think about it: Immersion is the perfect way to learn a language. It’s the way many immigrants learn the language of their new country. When you’re thrown into a totally new culture full of people who speak a foreign language, you’re going to end up learning that language eventually out of necessity. Still, learning Chinese through immersion programs on the scene isn’t quite that simple. It means attending intense classes that are focused on teaching you as much Chinese as they possibly can, as quickly as they can. Don’t know where […]

Learn Chinese with Audio: 14 Resources for Boosting Your Listening Skills

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“What did you say?” “Can you repeat that?” “I’m sorry, I don’t understand.” How many times have you said these phrases when someone is speaking to you in Chinese? Listening can be hard enough in English. When we try to listen in our second language, things get even more difficult. Especially in Chinese. Because Chinese is a tonal language, nailing pronunciation and listening skills can be tricky. But the more you listen, the easier it can get! And the right audio can act a lot like a Chinese course, providing you with important vocabulary and grammar rules along with pronunciation training […]