Chinese tones – Their importance and creative ways to practice them

When I think back to my first Chinese language class five years ago in China I distinctly wince remembering tone drills. Every day we would spend the first 10 minutes of the class being tested on tones. Our wonderful teacher would read out a word or character and we would have to guess what tone …

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China’s e-market growing importance

China, the largest e-commerce market in the world, is now creating a benchmark for the current and future global retailing. The e-commerce market in the country is driven by its mobile-first consumer behavior, innovative social commerce model, and a trusted digital payments infrastructure. China is a must-play, must-win market for retailers and brands globally. It …

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The importance of books in second language acquisition

Reading is an essential part of second language acquisition or 2LA, so it’s a surprise that it’s so often overlooked and that many foreign language curriculums don’t encourage it. Reading, even at a slow pace exposes students to more sentences, grammar, and new vocabulary per minute than the average, short class, TV show, or song. …

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Undiscovered China

Welcome to the first episode of Undiscovered China with Lingo Bus! Our new talk show for adults! Each week we'll bring you stories about interesting news and culture you likely don't know from the "Middle Kingdom"! This week we talk about E-payments in China, far beyond what anything the west has now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29PqRUiDc7s&t=1s For more …

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