Archive for July, 2014
5 Awesome Beijing Day Trips Video Posted by sasha on Jul 9, 2014
There’s a lot to do in Beijing, but the traffic and the smog can be overwhelming. Never fear, as there are plenty of things to do nearby. Check out five awesome BJ day trips in this short video: the Fragrant Hills, Botanical Gardens, Ba Da Chu, Red Snail Temple, and Shi Du.
Great Ways to Learn Chinese – BBC Real Chinese Posted by sasha on Jul 7, 2014
There are so many ways to go about learning a language these that it can be overwhelming for people just getting started. Enroll in a traditional class, get a tutor, find a language partner, self study, get online, buy software – the list goes on and on. Of course, the best way you can learn…
Don’t Go Hungry – How to Order in Chinese Posted by sasha on Jul 2, 2014
We have to eat in order to survive. Perhaps that’s why food-related language is always at the top of any new learner’s to do list. When I first got to China and realized how little English was spoken and how it was virtually non-existent in restaurants, I quickly realized that I had to either learn…