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Hong Kong Government U-turn On Controversial Chinese Patriotism Lessons

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Q-Admin in ,

Last week we posted an article on our blog about the mass protests in Hong Kong against Chinese patriotism Lessons. It seems now, however, the government have had a change of heart and backed down over the plans to make schoolchildren take the mandatory Chinese patriotism classes, the goal of which was said to foster…

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Language Learning Keeps The Brain In Shape And Boosts Mental Function

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Q-Admin in

It seems that learning another language and speaking it on a regular basis can actually boost the performance of your brain and ward off the onset of degenerative diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. (Check below for Vocabulary & Idiom Check) Numerous studies have shown that language study develops the brain’s ability to…

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How Important Is It To Learn Chinese Tones

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Q-Admin in ,

If you want to learn Chinese, mastering tones is of great importance. Some argue that tones are not that important, especially for a beginner,  because, they say, most local Chinese speakers expect foreigners to get it wrong a lot of the time and they will grasp what you are trying to say anyway. However, if…

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Kids Can Learn Chinese With A New iTunes App

Posted on July 9, 2012 by Q-Admin in ,

On July 3, 2012, Soybean Street, an educational games company from Silicon Valley in the USA, announced the launch of Animal Fun: Chinese for Kids, a new language-based gaming application that aims to make learning new languages a blast for kids of all ages. You can pick up this popular app on the ITunes store…

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