English and Mandarin with Pinyin subtitles. When learning any language-especially one as different from English as Chinese is-it's always good to start with the basics. From "Hello" and "Goodbye" to "Happy holiday!" and the best ways to identify one's self by name, this program introduces beginning Chinese speakers to practical vocabulary and phrasing techniques. Cultural topics include: how Chinese children learn to speak and write their language, how the average Chinese citizen's passion for fitness relates to ancient beliefs, and how the Chinese celebrate their national identity
In a first on Channel NewsAsia, news anchor Melissa Hyak takes on the role of language explorer in season one of a brand new bilingual series. She meets people from diverse cultures and tongues who share a common love for the Chinese language.
In season two of the bilingual series Hooked on Huayu, Channel NewsAsia news anchor Melissa Hyak once again takes on the role of language explorer. She meets people from diverse cultures and tongues who share a common love for the Chinese language.
Who says it’s hard to learn Mandarin? Who says it can’t be fun? Not Xinwen Chen, a thirty-something TCSOL-certified Mandarin Chinese teacher! Taking a functional approach to language acquisition, this collection of 50 three-minute lessons uses very simple scenarios based on everyday situations to immerse learners in the elements of practical conversation. “I define myself as a bridge between east and west!” says Xinwen. An engaging language-learning tool, and an enchanting glimpse of Chinese culture.