Taiwan receipt lottery numbers for March and April, 2022

You should keep track of your receipts in Taiwan. The Taiwan Receipt Lottery, formally known as the “Uniform Invoice Lottery” (In Chinese 統一發票 Tǒngyī Fāpiào), gives all customers the chance to win up to 10 million NTD. You can read this post or this video to learn how to win the prizes. This table tells […]

“Can do” Statements in CEFR and ALG Mandarin Class

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, abbreviated in English as CEFR or CEF or CEFRL, is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. Can-Do Statements describe what learners can independently do at each sublevel and help pave the way […]

Situations of Communicative Language Activities

To carry out communicative tasks, users have to engage in communicative language activities and operate communication strategies. Many communicative activities, such as conversation and correspondence, are interactive, that is to say, the participants alternate as producers and receivers, often with several turns. In other cases, as when speech is recorded or broadcast or written texts […]

You can enjoy the process of learning Mandarin!

It’s easy to hate learning Mandarin language. And it’s also easy to hate learning calculus and organic chemistry, mostly because others have said it’s too hard. Learning Mandarin in a formal classroom has no way to make us enjoy the process of learning. If your language class is filled with grammar or vocabulary drill, you […]

Chinese Paper Cutting Templates for Lunar Year of the Tiger 2022

Lunar New Year festivities can often last for up to 15 days, with different tasks and activities taking place over that period. Paper cutting is one of the oldest folk art forms in China. Making the cuttings together with the family is a popular way of celebrating the Lunar New Year and welcoming the spring. […]

Chinese Zodiac for Lunar New Year: 12 Signs and Their Chinese Names

In many places, January 1 is “day one” of the new year, based on a calendar that follows the Earth’s movement around the sun. But the lunar calendar—upon which the Chinese New Year is based—tracks time by the moon cycles. That’s why people all over the world celebrate Chinese New Year on different days each […]

Different Visa Types for Staying in Taiwan and Their Chinese Names

If you’re thinking of visiting Taiwan, you may need to get a Taiwan visa beforehand. And the Taiwan Employment Gold Card could be one of your best choices. It is part of the “Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent” , implemented in October 2017. It is part of a more comprehensive […]

The Best Option for Long Term Stay in Taiwan: Employment Gold Card

The Taiwan Employment Gold Card is part of the “Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent” , implemented in October 2017. It is part of a more comprehensive government initiative to attract highly-skilled foreign talent to Taiwan. Launched in 2018, the Taiwan Employment Gold Card is a 4-in-1 card, that includes a […]

Kung Fu and more Martial Arts in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC): Mixed Martial Arts

You might be familiar with Kung Fu. Do you know Mixed Martial Arts? Mixed martial arts (MMA), sometimes referred to as cage fighting, no holds barred (NHB), and ultimate fighting, is a full-contact combat sport based on striking, grappling and ground fighting, incorporating techniques from various combat sports including boxing, kickboxing and martial arts from […]

Four Great Bodhisattva in Buddhism and Their Chinese Names

In Buddhism, a bodhisattva is any person who is on the path towards Buddhahood. In Mahayana Buddhism, a bodhisattva refers to anyone who has generated bodhicitta, a spontaneous wish and compassionate mind to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. Throughout Asian, there are four widely revered Bodhisattva, each symbolizing different aspects of […]