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Teachers Appreciation Day is celebrated throughout the world. While this day is celebrated on different dates for different countries, the objective is the same for all nations and that is to honor and recognize the hard work that teachers provide for the sake of their students’ future. Because teachers serve as the second parent of […]

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Happy Earth Day! At ChinesePod we are doing our share to Save the Planet by offering online lessons – no books, no paper, no waste! What are you doing for #EarthDay2019? It will be the 49th Annual Earth Day since the event was founded in 1970 and the theme this year is #ProtectOurSpecies. Nature’s gifts […]

The post What’s Your Plan for Earth Day? appeared first on ChinesePod Official Blog.

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Bilingualism advantages have been widely studied and indicate that being bilingual is useful for both adults and children. Here are 10 facts explaining why being bilingual can prove to be so beneficial. 1.  Bilingualism positively affects the brain Research has shown that being bilingual means the person has a far better attention span and is […]

The post Why Being Bilingual Is Beneficial appeared first on ChinesePod Official Blog.

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On March 8th, the accomplishments and continued challenges of women around the world take center stage on a day globally recognized as International Women’s Day (Fùnǚ jié | 妇女节). While themes vary around the world and also vary year to year, the common message of the day is always an underlying focus on women’s long journey […]

The post International Women’s Day doesn’t need these two words appeared first on ChinesePod Official Blog.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 情人节快乐 (qíng rén jié kuài lè)! To help you get in the mood, check out our YouTube Page and view our Valentine’s Day Playlist.  We’ve added a couple of new videos that haven’t been posted on YouTube before! February 14th is widely recognized around the world as the day to celebrate love. […]

The post China’s Valentine’s Day appeared first on ChinesePod Official Blog.

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Delicious dinners and family reunions. Homemade dumplings, fish and glutinous rice balls. These are just some of the traditions of the Chinese New Year for millions of people around the world. There is much to celebrate as we ring in the Year of the Dog this January 16th, but one New Year’s tradition remains a favorite […]

The post Chinese New Year Red Envelopes: How to Give and Receive “hóngbāo” Like a Local appeared first on ChinesePod Official Blog.

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Chinese New Year is widely considered to be the most important holiday in China. Known in Mandarin as Chūnjié|春节 or Guònián|过年, it is a period symbolized by family reunion (tuánjù|团聚), and represented by various customs that Chinese people across the world take part in over a span of several weeks leading up to and following […]

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Chinese New Year is here! Also known as the Spring Festival | 春节 |Chūnjié), it is the New Year celebrated by a huge portion of the Eastern part of the world. Lets look at the top ten traditions that are honored every year. The date varies yearly, corresponding with the lunar calendar | 农历|Nónglì which counts […]

The post 10 Chinese New Year Traditions and the Stories Behind Them appeared first on ChinesePod Official Blog.

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Learning Chinese characters may seem intimidating, but I have a secret technique!  The key is to learn the WAY to learn Chinese Characters.  I know that may sound complicated…but it’s really not! Consider this… There are two main components to learning any language: Figuring out what to do, and then doing it! Doing it takes […]

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Story-based series are my favorite feature on ChinesePod. Regardless of the topic, they sustain an element of curiosity from lesson to lesson. Watching my kids grow and learn, I’ve seen that one of the most important ways for them to absorb language is listening to stories. They love it. They soak up every word. Even […]

The post Start Your New Year with A New Language with ChinesePod Stories appeared first on ChinesePod Official Blog.

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