Rural China is the raw reality most Chinese people come from. Here are 10 film recommendations about the Chinese countryside, including some real classics.
Not so long ago, Mandarin Companion surveyed over a thousand Chinese learners worldwide. They discovered six main types of Chinese learners. What kind of Chinese learner are you?
Reading skills are vital, not only for high-level proficiency of the Chinese language, but also for daily survival: from opening a bank account to ordering plane tickets. Reading is key. Here are seven ways to boost your Chinese reading ability while staying in China.
I studied Chinese in China for six months. Returning home, I felt that I had made progress, but the time wasn’t adequate to become fluent. How to continue improving your Chinese after you leave?
Interview: I talked to the co-founder of Keats Chinese language School Zier Liu (刘子尔) and asked her why students keep returning every year and how Keats adepts to the present Covid-situation.
Are you considering to learn Chinese? What speaks in favor, what speaks against learning one of the most difficult languages in the world? This is what the Mandarin learning community has to say about it.
What better place to learn Chinese than China: here are 10 things you can do to make the most of your learning experience in China.
Should you still learn Chinese? My own answer hasn’t really changed, how about yours?
I purchased a copy of Edmund Chua’s and Ranny Ran’s Graded Chinese Reader for HSK 6 called “The New Housekeeper”. I’d only recommend it to a specific group.
What helps you to memorize Chinese characters?
Looking for something to explain the rich meaning of the Chinese expression 差不多 I came across this…
Today the father of Chinese rock, Cui Jian, turns 59! His song Nothing to my name is…
These mostly older Mainland Chinese movies I’ve come to like and recommend to anyone interested in China.
For one month I digitally teamed up with like-minded spirits for a Mandarin learning challenge. This is what I learned.
The HSK merry-go-round or why you shouldn’t be focused on HSK results only.
“人生第一次” or “The Firsts in Life” is a very popular documentary series in China. Here’s why I think it’s a good resource for learning Mandarin – even though it has one problem.
Many western China doc’s are deeply rooted in prejudice and choose the moral high ground. Hardly surprising: they don’t bring any new insights. There are exceptions though…
The flowers – I share half a cup of my juice with you (2006) 我要那个那个那个那个那个那个那个那个那个啊你要那个那个那个那个那个那个那个那个那个啊 月亮弯弯 绵绵绵绵缠缠果汁分你一半…
More about cooking! In his new show Jamie Bilbow explores rural China to learn from the true kitchen heroes – Chinese grandmothers. How did the British moderator become so fluent in Mandarin?! Three reasons why you should watch the show.
Is China’s restored self-confidence and CCP led nationalism demotivating people to learn Chinese?
What happens if you run Xi Jinping’s 2019 PRC anniversary speech through a Chinese text analyzer?