Chinese Zodiac

Using the Chinese Zodiac to teach your kids about Chinese Culture

Chinese astrology was created as a field since the Zhou Dynasty (1046–256 BC). Since then it increasingly led people's lives. And with it, the Chinese animal zodiac, or Shengxiao (生肖 ,sheng1 xiao4), meaning born resembling, was also created. It is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and …

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What are some main differences between Chinese and English?

If you just read the title you are probably thinking the answer is ‘Everything!’ and you aren’t wrong, Mandarin Chinese and English are very different languages. Tones vs Intonation Let’s start with the most basic one Tones and Intonation. Chinese has 4 tones (5 if you count the silent tone), as an example, the word …

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Practicing a Second Language with Your Child

Creative Approaches to Practicing a Second Language with Your Child

Your child is learning another language, and maybe they speak that language better than you. Whether they’re learning at school or taking online language classes, the task of living up to their teacher can seem tough! But learning a language isn’t just about having a knowledgeable teacher, it’s about having a good environment and strong …

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Homeschooling and Chinese language-The impossible task

The popularity of homeschooling has increased tremendously over the years. In the US there are close to 2.5 million children currently being taught from home. It’s no wonder as research into homeschooling has found that homeschooled children achieve high scores on standardized tests, are better self-directed learners with better EQ values, and that in turn …

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Study habits that Chinese kids use to succeed that your kids can use too!

Trying to get your kids to succeed in school can be a tough challenge. The fact of the matter is: Most kids don’t really enjoy studying and doing homework, regardless of race, gender, or nationality. The stereotype goes that the Chinese tend to have extremely disciplined study habits, that they outperform many Western students, and …

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