Here are some samples taken from our Summer Fluency Mandarin Course. This was our first ever Fluency course designed by our dedicated team of Mandarin learning content creators. We are very glad to have witnessed such a success and gained 5 star positive feedback from our students.
This video is about Andy's study experience at Practical Mandarin. Student Story featuring Andy Ballantyne, student in Intermediate Class. Andy will show you what it is like coming to Practical Mandarin for his 2-hr Mandarin lesson on every Wednesday and share his learning experience with you.
Today we are going to share some of the most frequently asked questions from students on how to prepare for HSK Level 1 test. What is HSK and what is HSK level 1? HSK is the official Chinese (Mandarin) Proficiency Test and it has 6 assessment levels. To be able to study and work in China, HSK Certificates are essential! HSK level 1 is the innitial proficiency level according to International Chinese Proficiency Standards. Is it difficult? [...]
Have you been surfing the internet for information about UK Bank Holidays and Chinese Public Holidays and ended up clicking on numerous resources and frustration? Well just save your precious time as today Here is a clear list of the general information about UK Bank Holidays and Chinese Public Holidays all tidied in one place. New Year's Day 新年 1-Jan Good Friday 圣周五 the Friday before Easter (20 March - 23 April) Easter Monday 复活节 Day after Easter Sunday (22 March [...]
Halloween is coming, Halloween is coming, Witches will be after you! Ghosts and pumpkins too! When the goast and pumpkin decorations have heen cut out, when the spiders and skulls have been climb up windows, we know the Halloween is coming. Are you going to dress up like a stealthy vampire or a sneaky zombie? Do you know any horrified undead creatures in China? Referred to as Jiangshi – 僵尸: meaning “hard” or “stiff”. Jiangshi was a word originally used [...]
Are you still busy learning to write Chinese vocabularies one at a time? Are you asking yourself why real Chinese daily conversations are so different from what’s inside the textbooks? Here are some tips to get a better hold of real Chinese conversation pieces. In English you say... In Chinese we say... I am so pleased to meet you. 见到您，我很高兴！ I have heard so much about you. 我听说了很多关于你的事。（久仰大名！） It’s good to have you here! 很高兴，你能来！ I’d like [...]
What do you feel when you see a full moon tonight? Happy, sad, lonely or love? What do you think of when you see a full moon tonight? Werewolves, Vampire or Artemis? The Moon is a symbol of immortality in the ancient Chinese mythology. According to ancient Chinese mythology, the residents of the moon, namely the rabbit, the toad, the beauty Chang’e and the Cherry bay, all contain the meaning of “immortality”. Do you know any of the story of [...]
Here we highlight some quick tips for you: 1. Guanxi – In the west, we say ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’. This captures the essence of Guanxi in Chinese. In English, the term means having a fantastic set of contacts. Without Guanxi, ie. with the right introductions, it will be especially hard to get to the top decision makers in China as the Chinese much prefer to do business with the people they know. In the [...]