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5 Wildly Popular Chinese Talk Shows to Learn Conversational Mandarin

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Just about every ’90s kid can remember this type of glorious sick day:

Home from school, lying in bed, lazily watching talk show hosts chat about basically everything.

News, celebrity gossip, books, dubious lifestyle advice, you name it.

Shows like …

A Whiz Kid in the Making! 4 Fun Ways for Kids to Learn Chinese

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How often do you help your child with their homework?

Do you find yourself struggling sometimes?

Do they seem to figure things out before you do?

Isn’t it great being shown up by children?

Don’t feel too bad about it. …

Learn Chinese with Songs: 10 Awesome Tracks for Memorizing Mandarin

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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

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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 …

7 Dream Jobs Requiring Chinese Language Skills

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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 …

Get Productive! 5 Tools for Valuable Chinese Writing Practice

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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 …

6 Mighty Mandarin MOOCs for Powerful Language Learning Anywhere

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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