Now many foreigners consider came to China to get a job to complete their own ideal life. They came to China for economic development as well as contact a lot of charming Chinese culture, and even bring them back to their country, so the Chinese culture also will move towards the world. If you want to know China,at first need to start from the essence of Chinese culture - Chinese. There are more and more foreigners choose to understand the profound Chinese culture by Chinese learning,…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on September 14, 2015 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Now many foreigners hope to come to China to work and study, but before that they must overcome a difficulty, is Chinese. Learning Chinese in Shanghai is not so easy, because China's culture is payed attention to the connotation, the same word used in different situations can express different meanings. Maybe this is the biggest charm of Chinese.
Thought that only Chinese family’s children interested in the overseas Chinese classroom,but the idea has to change now, because many Latin f…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on September 9, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments
As China's comprehensive strength strong, more and more foreigners learn Chinese. Most of the foreign began to set up Confucius institute. Therefore, Chinese has become a common language spoken by the largest number of people around the world. Chinese is the language culture that has the oldest history of development, thick accumulation of five thousand years, attracted people from all over the world.
Language is a tool for exchange of ideas, in addition to native language, if you can …Continue
Added by Faye Xu on August 31, 2015 at 5:11pm — No Comments
Learning is endless for people. A lot of foreign celebrities in their own has reached a peak, start to learn Chinese. This is in order to their culture be able to better inheritance, and the same Chinese is a beautiful language, such language use the lifetime to learn is not enough. Printed Chinese characters are not the same as hand written Chinese characters. Many foreigners make the mistake of just to learn copying the Chinese characters from a book. That is not how Chinese characters are…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on August 27, 2015 at 3:05pm — No Comments
China's heritage is in addition to the Chinese culture, Chinese language also has been spread so far. Chinese began to gradually popular trend in the world, more and more people come to China’s central city - Shanghai, started the way of Chinese learning.
When foreigners want to better understand the local conditions and customs of China and understand Chinese consumer psychology, Chinese learning is the best way. But foreigners are faced with a lot of confusion, Chinese tone and…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on August 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The language and culture of each country are impassability. Actually Chinese tutor, teaching students to learn Chinese at the same time also can feel the different cultural differences, and their interaction with students, I think this is the charm of Chinese teacher. Recently heard a story, is about a rural Chinese teacher and Korean students.
For more than two years, Xiaowu from xi 'an has been teaching Mrs Kim from South Korea to learn Chinese, at the same time of getting paid, she …Continue
Added by Faye Xu on August 18, 2015 at 1:44pm — No Comments
I think there are many mehtod to learning spoken mandarin Chinese, but few good method. Spoken and written language is different, so the spoken language class and another class learning method is not the same. Intensive reading class question is can't read,and spoken language class can not listen and can not say. So how to study well?
I think if every day live with Chinese friends is very good. But there are a few problems with this method.
The first question is have no ti…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on August 17, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments
China is in great need of foreign experts. It needs them so much that when I arrived in Shanghai I received a high paying job offer every day. It is something I have never seen anywhere in the world. The Chinese government has also set up a Shanghai Employment Promotion Center to help foreigners not only find jobs but to help them get settled into a new environment. The center even helps the foreigner obtain visas English is the common language at the center. If a foreigner has learned Chines…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on August 10, 2015 at 2:38pm — No Comments
The story of a farmer trying to become a nobleman from Han Dan
Once upon a time there was a farmer from the provinces. He visited the city of Han Dan. He was very impressed with the way the men of Han Dan walked. They had an air about them and pride that he found very appealing. He decided that he would study this style of walking. He kept trying to do it but to no avail. First he followed a handsome nobleman through the center of town but he couldn’t get the feel of the walk. The he t…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on July 28, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments
CCTV broadcasts Soap Operas in every country in the world. Learning to understand Chinese can be difficult. Today we have the fortune to have television worldwide. It is a wonderful tool for learning Chinese. The Soap operas use everyday vocabulary that you will be required to use and understand if you are living in a Chinese speaking country. Even if you don’t understand all the words, most of the time it is possible to figure out what is going on.
I recommend making a point of watchi…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on July 27, 2015 at 1:16pm — No Comments
Recently there is such a demand for teaching English the salaries are quite high in China and Taiwan. Previously the salaries for being and English teacher were about 1000 US a month plus room and board. Today the salaries have doubled. If you are interested in subsidizing your Mandarin language courses you can teach English at the same time. What I recommend is signing up for an on line TEFL(Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course while learning Chinese in Shanghai. Normally the cours…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on July 13, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments
Everyone is amazed when they hear that all diplomats are pretty fluent speakers of mandarin in 6 months time. The program that they used was developed around 1976 and I find it still to be the best that is available today. Madaringarden tell you that is not in the public domain it is available with the recordings and the text at the following web site.…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on June 30, 2015 at 1:23pm — No Comments
A young lady with an incredible education came to me to try to help her get a head start with her mandarin. Anna had studied violin for 4 years but she didn’t like it. Knowing Anna had musical knowledge I first started teaching her the tones in one key. If you can play a C scale later you can play the others. If you try all scales at the same time it is too difficult. We used that concept teaching the four tones. She got it immediately of course. The one area she had difficulty in was differe…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on June 25, 2015 at 1:10pm — No Comments
When I began to study Mandarin Chinese it was difficult for me to memorized 8 words a day. After a couple months I was memorizing 25 words a day. I thought I was hot stuff for being able to do that. I arrived at the Mandaringarden language school only to find out my fellow students were memorizing 70 words a day! After understanding how the brain works, I too was able to memorize 70 words a day. They were all younger than I. I had took psychology lessons. One of the courses we had to take…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on June 23, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Most of the Mandarin teachers don’t speak western languages fluently. Also traditional Mandarin was used as a means to keep down the people. When I first started studying language Chinese at Mandaringarden my goal was to communicate not to be a mandarin scholar. I was angry as instead of giving us the vocabulary to communicate we were given 10 different ways to say the same thing. To me that was a waste of time. At present I’m a very fluent mandarin speaker but due to my age finding it diffic…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on June 22, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments
I arrived in Taiwan and found myself in a cute little hotel right beside the subway stop. In Main land China the subway is called the di tie but there was a name in Taiwan for the subway I had never heard before. It was called the jie yun. It just didn’t make sense to me to use this new word. Also when I lived in…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on June 16, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments
The invention of pin yin which is the Romanization method used in Mainland China for Mandarin is a wonderful tool. It is just about the same pronounciation in Spanish except for a couple of letter. Learn Pinyin is the first step of learning Chinese.All Chinese use this system to enter the character in a computer. There are a couple sounds like the U with two dots over it is not in the English keyboard system. Also I’ve never found it written how to deal with that problem. Whenever you need to…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on June 15, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments
I only recently learned to read and write Chinese. I’m not as good as a native but now I have the tools to check my understanding and look up whatever I need on my iphone. Throuh learn Chinese at Mandaringarden in Shanghai that I realized if you can’t write it is not possible to use the dictionary. The importance of being able to write by hand is the following. I was quite proud that my reading was getting pretty good. Now that I learn wrote in Chinese instead of a two sentence e mail I got a…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on June 11, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments
The Chinese idiom or cheng yu is always difficult for foreigners to know when to use them. If you want to use them skillfully, come to China Mandaringarden will be a good place to learn mandarin.There are thousands of Cheng yus. A chengyu is a four letter saying normally referring to a story. In English we have just as many but we don’t seem to make such an issue out of it. Gua Mu Xiang Kan is a very common cheng yu. It means to see things in a different light or to treat someone with increas…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on June 9, 2015 at 1:29pm — No Comments
Che Shui Ma Long is a language Chinese saying describing heavy traffic. It is s Cheng yu that shows the age of language Chinese and how much traffic you will see. The Che Shui refers to a stream of traffic. The is similar to English where we might say a stream of people. The Ma Long is referring to horses that are like dragons switching their tails from side to side or maneuvering in Traffic. Remembering Cheng yus can be difficult but this one should be easy. Just imagine a river made up of h…Continue
Added by Faye Xu on June 7, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments