Category: Student Learning

Learning Spoken Chinese Quickly (汉语口语速成)Lesson 18

This vocabulary list encompasses a wide array of words that paint a vivid picture of the changing seasons, daily weather, and the simple, yet profound, aspects of life. From the crispness of autumn and the rebirth of spring to the warmth of summer and the chill of winter, each term is not only defined in […]

Learning Spoken Chinese Quickly (汉语口语速成)Lesson 19

In the fascinating realm of languages, each word carries a unique essence that contributes to the rich tapestry of human expression. This exploration delves into a curated list of Chinese terms, spanning a wide range of topics from basic actions like swimming (游泳) and cooking (做), to concepts of admiration (羡慕) and excellence (棒). Not […]

Learning Spoken Chinese Quickly (汉语口语速成)Lesson 17

Explore basic Chinese vocabulary with Pinyin transliteration and corresponding Vietnamese words: stroll (逛 – guàng), skirt (裙子 – qúnzi), hats (帽子 – màozi), beautiful scenery (风景 – fēngjǐng), Beijing roast duck (烤鸭 – kǎoyā), evening parties (晚会 – wǎnhuì), and more. Learn and use them in daily life, from shopping in the market (市场 – […]

Learning Spoken Chinese Quickly (汉语口语速成)Lesson 16

Learn Chinese with our comprehensive word list featuring common terms and phrases translated from Chinese. From everyday vocabulary like “customer” (顾客) and “to plan” (打算), to words for special occasions like “to marry” (结婚), our guide is perfect for learners at any level. Discover the beauty of Vietnamese language and enhance your communication skills today. […]

Boost Your Chinese Language Journey with the Power of 214 Radicals

Learning the 214 Chinese radicals is a valuable endeavor for anyone embarking on the journey of mastering the Chinese language. While these radicals alone won’t make you proficient, they serve as an essential building block in understanding Chinese characters and can significantly enhance your language-learning experience. Chinese radicals are components of characters that often provide […]

List of Communication Topics Reference Guidelines for TBCL (Taiwan Benchmarks for the Chinese Languag) Application

During the development of the “Reference Guidelines for TBCL Application,” international language proficiency standards, such as the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (ACTFL 2012) from the United States and the CEFR (Council of Europe 2001) from the European Union, were consulted. These guidelines embraced mainstream perspectives, emphasizing practical language usage and a learner-centered approach. This effort led […]

Combinations of Initials and Finals Table

Mark Swofford of Banqiao, Taiwan, has compiled a comprehensive “Combinations of Initials and Finals” table, which serves as a valuable resource for learners and enthusiasts of Mandarin Chinese phonetics. This table presents a systematic arrangement of Mandarin syllables, listing the combinations of initials (consonant-like sounds) and finals (vowel-like sounds) used in the language. Key Features: […]

Unveiling the Tapestry of Taiwanese Culture: Exploring its Richness and Challenges

Originally, I thought that searching for “Taiwanese Culture” on Google Scholar would yield a plethora of textbooks and philosophical articles, just like “Chinese Culture.” However, upon taking action, I discovered that there is still a lack of systematic introductions to Taiwanese culture. Perhaps we shouldn’t try to understand Taiwanese culture from a systematic or holistic […]

From Beginner to Fluent: Using ChatGPT to Improve Your Chinese Language Skills

ChatGPT is a language model developed by OpenAI that can be used to improve your Chinese language skills. Here are five ways to use ChatGPT to advance from beginner to fluent: Overall, ChatGPT is a versatile tool that can help you improve your Chinese language skills. Whether you need assistance with writing, debugging, essay writing, […]

Breaking the Stereotype: How Learning Mandarin Can Be Fun and Exciting

Learning Mandarin, like learning calculus or organic chemistry, can be challenging and intimidating. Often, others will say that it’s too difficult, which can make it easy to hate the learning process. However, a formal classroom setting isn’t the only way to learn Mandarin. Unfortunately, if your language class is filled with endless grammar or vocabulary […]