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New Concept Mandarin Methodology

New Concept Mandarin teaching methodology can be dated back in 1990 when a group of linguistic experts started to apply communicative language teaching to CALL (Computer-Assisted-Language-Teaching) in Griffith University Australia. This approach brought 3 times more learning outcomes than the traditional Mandarin teaching methods. The founder of New Concept Mandarin was one the the linguistic...

November 22, 2018November 22, 2018by
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Fun with Chinese Characters

Learning Chinese characters can be fun! Our clients often told us that they want to focus on conversational Mandarin only as they heard it is too hard for them to learn Chinese characters. And they HAVE NO TIME FOR IT! However, after they tried our methods they immediately fall in love with the Chinese characters....

November 20, 2018November 20, 2018by
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Why should I learn Chinese?

Why should I learn Chinese? It is not an easy question to answer today. China is changing and the world is changing! President Donald Trump has noticed this change and even plans to start a trade war with China. In addition to all political economical, and cultural reasons, I would like to share with you...

November 16, 2018November 20, 2018by
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Wechat Mandarin Mini Program is launched!

We are pleased to launch our new learning tool. It is a new APP used in Wechat (微信). Our new learning tool “Wechat Mandarin” helps with learners master Mandarin faster and easier. Please use your Wechat (微信) to scan this QR-Code below to find out. If you have not used Wechat (微信) we strongly suggest...

November 15, 2018November 15, 2018by
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Something about “TIME”

Something about “TIME” I believe most of you are familiar with the word “shíjiān”. But do you know what do we translate “time” into in expressions like “on time” and “in time”. Today let’s talk about something about “time”. 1. On time 按时(àn shí) He always finishes tasks on time. 他总是按时完成任务。 (tā zǒng shì àn...

July 30, 2018September 26, 2018by
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Learn Mandarin: 8 Survival Topics in China

Learn Mandarin: 8 Survival Topics in China New in China? Feel overwhelmed by the Chinese conversations you heard everywhere? Let me help you to lighten up and drop your worries by simply learning the following real-life scenario Mandarin Chinese. Here are some useful Sentences for 8 Survival Topics in China: In the Restaurant 要这个(Yào zhège)。 I...

May 29, 2018September 26, 2018by
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How to say different hairstyles in Mandarin

How to say different hairstyles in Mandarin Recently I’m under serious pressure to choose a hair style, the decision to be made is to keep my hair growing or to cut shorter. So today let’s take a look at different hairstyles in Chinese. 1.wave hair 卷发(juǎn fà) Our new teacher is a young lady with...

May 7, 2018September 26, 2018by
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2018世界杯(shì jiè bēi ) 2018 is World Cup year!

2018世界杯(shì jiè bēi ) 2018 is World Cup year! 2018 is World Cup year, as one of the world’s most famous large-scale events, it will attract the attention of countless people all around the world. So let’s learn some football terms today, be well prepared to join your Chinese friends’ discussions in the coming summer....

April 16, 2018September 26, 2018by
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The Year of the Dog 2018: 旺旺 – wàng wàng

The Year of the Dog 2018: 旺旺 – wàng wàng Hello friends, how did you spend your new year holidays? Did you learn some new words related to the New Year during this time? Year 2018 is the year of the dog. Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner. Today...

March 6, 2018September 26, 2018by
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冷(lěng)! It’s freezing cold!

冷(lěng)! It’s freezing cold! Did you check weather forecast? It seems half China is snowing recently. There are always several days in winter when you feel really freezing, the only things you want to do is wearing thick coats or stay in bed. If you feel like describing these kinds of cold weather in various...

February 5, 2018September 26, 2018by