Learning a foreign language can be easy

Is there anyone who’s never dreamed of learning a foreign language? Of course, not – the ability to communicate with people from other countries, understand their way of thinking and culture can be not only fascinating, but also useful for both career and education. But, even the necessity of expanding knowledge of languages is now …

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Chinese is not that hard, especially for kids!

If you want to study Chinese, the last place to look for inspiration is on Google, a quick search for ‘World’s most difficult languages’ will leave you with the understanding that Chinese is not portrayed as a user-friendly language for a few reasons: The characters With over 80,000 pictographic characters that make our alphabet look …

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What language should you choose for your child’s second language?

Perhaps the first question to ask is why should my child learn a second language at all? Second languages aren’t as important if you know English right? Would learning one, especially from a young age really be a benefit? The answer is simple. Yes, numerous research studies have shown that second language acquisition from a …

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Not a “Language Person”? Not a Problem!

Are you gifted with languages? Do you see yourself as a “language person”? Personally, I don’t see myself as such. In the post I argue that you really don’t need to be a linguist to reach your goals with Mandarin. It’s just a question of drawing on qualities you already have, then stepping forth with …

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“难怪 & 怪不得” 2 ways to say “No Wonder!” in Mandarin

Below we look at how to say “No wonder” in Mandarin – essential language if you’re going to travel or live in China, a country with abundant with cultural quirks and surprises for its visitors. Learn how to use the two following phrases and you’ll be prepared to express yourself whenever you come to understand …

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