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Work at Concordia Language Villages All Sponsored
森林湖 (Sēn Lín Hú), Concordia Language Villages’ Mandarin language and culture immersion program, is currently accepting employment applications for Summer 2018. To apply, just follow the link:
I’m not sure Intermediate Expressions
How can you say that you’re not sure about something?
Using 并 (bìng) Intermediate Grammar Video
How do you use 并 in Chinese? This lesson explains it all:
Eat your vegetables! Beginner Vocabulary
Ask for vegetables in China, listening to this dialogue. (Free registration required)
Cheers! Beginner Food Culture
白酒 (bái jiǔ) is a famous (perhaps the most famous) Chinese alcoholic beverage. Learn more about it, and drinking culture in China, here:
Which Mandarin? All Learning
While “Mandarin Chinese” sounds like a standard term, there are differences bewteen the versions spoken in mainland China and Taiwan. This article introduces some of them:
Home sweet home Beginner Vocabulary
What rooms are in your home? And what things does it contain? Here is a basic set of vocabulary words about homes and rooms:
About Chinese culture All Culture
Some interesting trivia and facts (choose your definition) about China and Chinese culture:
Chinese medicine All Culture
Chinese medicine has long been seen as an alternative set of approaches to Western medicine. Here are some famous people and stories from the annals of Chinese medicine:
Intro Chinese characters Beginner Characters
Just starting to read Chinese characters? Here are some of the most common, basic, and essential ones you should know:
Thanks so much! Beginner Expressions
How do you thank someone in Chinese? There are a number of ways, depending on the context:
Have any money? Beginner Vocabulary Video
Have any money on you? Here is a song about having (and not having) money:
Ha ha! Intermediate Grammar Video
Heard a funny joke? Tell everyone that you laughed so hard, your stomach hurt:
Vocabulary challenge All Learning
Join the latest Hacking Chinese challenge, pushing yourself to learn new vocabulary:
Chinese cuisines All Food Culture
People talk about “Chinese food,” but there are many distinct Chinese cuisines, from different regions of China. Here is a description of them:
Mobile payments Intermediate Story Vocabulary
China is switching to mobile payments at breathtaking speed. Here’s a short story in simple Chinese describing this phenomenon:
Just a bit Intermediate Grammar Video
It’s very common to use the term 一下 (yī xià) after a verb. Why, and what does it mean?
Getting better? Intermediate Story
If you’re sick, it’ll take time to get better. How much time? Longer than it did to get sick, that’s for sure — as described in this story, and expression:
Who is a coward? Beginner Story
Who is scared? Find out in this story:
Cash or credit? Beginner Story
How will you pay for your items, with cash or a card?
Get out of bed! Intermediate Grammar
How do you talk about getting out of bed?
Ladies and gentlemen Intermediate Culture Grammar
Is it OK to say 男人 (nán rén) and 女人 (nǚ rén), or is there a more polite way?
Takeoff in three hours Intermediate Grammar
How can you translate the phrase, “We’re taking off in three hours”? You cannot translate Chinese to English word by word, which leads to an interesting discussion: