Sing a Different Tune! Learn Chinese with These 10 Sassy Songs


Music is the language of the soul.

You can listen to a song in an unfamiliar language and still feel its vibrancy.

It can also be a tool.

When my father came to the United States from Italy forty years …

Skype's the Limit! 5 Resources for Skype Chinese Lessons to Expand Your Horizons


Ten years ago, I embarked on my journey to learn Mandarin Chinese in high school.

I had a very high-energy 老师 (lǎo shī) — teacher that made learning this seemingly impossible language actually pretty fun and interesting.

Going to her …

The Art of Gratitude: 6 Specific Ways to Say Thank You in Chinese


Think of a time where you were really grateful for something.

Did a beloved friend give you a really heartfelt gift?

Has a coworker covered your shift on a Saturday?

Chances are you can definitely think of a time …

7 Dream Jobs Requiring Chinese Language Skills


Having your dream job isn’t just a flighty wish.

It can become an absolute reality.

Do you want to travel abroad?

Do you want to find a job where you can use the skills you’ve worked so hard to hone—speaking …

How to Type in Chinese: Tips for Speedy Chatting on Any Device


How many times have you checked Facebook, Twitter or Instagram today?

If you’re like most people, then the answer is probably a lot.

Who can blame us? Social media is a fun and easy way to see what our …

5 Tools to Practice Your Chinese Writing and Master the Art of the Written Word


If I randomly asked you to write (shū) could you do it?

Without giving you the definition “to comb,” I’m afraid the odds are against you.

Several Chinese characters share the same pinyin (shū).

If it makes you …

Bring the Classroom to You: The 6 Best MOOCs for Mandarin Learners


There’s nothing like getting a sweet bargain.

Don’t you just want to brag to all your friends when you find that perfect trendy sweater for half off?

Can you ever resist slapping a coupon on the table when it’s time