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Friday, May 11th, 2012

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    How to Use Online Mandarin Course?
    Generally speaking, online mandarin course for kids is a series of Chinese multimedia courseware which is specially designed for English speaking school students. Proper use would help you make progress in studying Chinese. But, how to use it effectively?

    Often, a good online mandarin course for kids contains several units, each contains 2 or more lessons and each lesson roughly has the following study components:

    1. Situational Animation or Video

    Watch and understand the lesson’s story in a short cartoon animation or watch and learn the lesson’s dialogue in a short film of real life situation.

    2. Read New Words:

    Read aloud and study Chinese new words in the lesson.

    3. Write Characters:

    Watch and study Chinese characters and stroke orders.

    4. Speech Pattern Practice:

    Read and understand the sentence patterns.

    5. Pronunciation Practice:

    Listen the sounds and tones of Pinyin or read a Chinese poem ect. to improve your pronunciation.

    Word of the day: 汉语中的马 Horse in Chinese


    “Dan qiang pi ma” means to do something single-handedly.

    There are several ways to make the horse run faster.


    单枪匹马[dān qiāng pǐ mǎ]

    “Dan qiang pi ma” means to do something single-handedly; alone.

    快马加鞭 [kuài mǎ jiā biān]

    “Kuai ma jia bian” means to whip a horse that is already running very fast to make it run faster.

    马到成功[mǎ dào chéng gōng]

    “Ma dao cheng gong” means to win instantly.
    Are You Ready for AP Chinese?
    Are You Ready for AP Chinese?

    Are you ready for a unique studying Chinese experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP Chinese courses and exams in college level, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and take Chinese course from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

    A Different Kind of Class for Chinese course

    From the moment you enter an AP Chinese classroom, you'll notice the difference---in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP Chinese classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and study Chinese in writing clearly and persuasively.

    Find Your Passion in AP Chinese class

    With Chinese Language and Culture, you'll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions. In AP classes, you'll study fascinating topics and ideas that just might become the foundation of your future college major or career.
    Cool Mandarin for Kids
    Cool Mandarin for Kids

    Kids love playing, me too! But, I'm not kids any more! Do you know how to say some kids' stuff in Chinese? When you study Chinese,you may know, but, I will teach you now!

    A Rubik's cube features 6 kinds of different patterns on its six square faces, usually 6 solid colors. For the puzzle to be solved, each face must be the same solid color. Children always enjoy playing with it. There has even been a cartoon about Rubik's Cube entitled "Rubik's Cube Building". You can have a wonderful time playing with the puzzle cube while watching the cartoon.

    Key words in Chinese for kids:

    魔方 mó fāng Rubik's cube

    图案 tú àn pattern

    我喜欢玩魔方,但不喜欢学汉语。I love playing Rubik's cube, but I don't like to study Chinese.

    Toy blocks are wooden, plastic or foam pieces of various shapes (cylinder, square, triangle, arch, etc.) in a large box with which a child can set up his/her favorite buildings through different combinations of the blocks, Toy blocks are a precursor to Lego toys.

    cool mandarin for kids:

    积木jī mù toy blocks,

    三角形sān jiǎo xíng triangle,

    建筑 jiàn zhù building

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