China is as linguistically diverse as Europe. There are various languages and dialects spoken everywhere. This hub suggests the five best Chinese dialects to learn for the serious traveler to China.
Learning Chinese at DLI in Monterey, California, did much to stimulate my interest in learning foreign languages for conversational fluency. It also led to a career with the Chinese language.
Have you ever wondered what the most popular Chinese surnames are? This hub lists the ten most common Chinese family names and cites examples of well-known Chinese having these surnames.
Parent review of best materials to each kids Mandarin. My 5 kids are learning Chinese through these books, videos and websites.
Learning a language in a foreign country is the best and fastest way to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Learning Chinese Mandarin in Taiwan greatly improved my proficiency.
For intermediate learners with at least 12 months experience of continuous Mandarin Chinese study, break free from the dull textbooks and monotonous flashcards and blast your Chinese to the next level
The Taiwanese language is rich in words borrowed from Japanese and other languages. This hub lists common Taiwanese words borrowed from the Japanese who ruled Taiwan from 1895 until 1945.
I review five popular methods my husband and I have used to teach ourselves Mandarin. I give pros, cons and tips for studying effectively.
Chinese Mandarin Romanization is a tool for teaching and learning listening and speaking. It is especially useful for the beginning student. This hub examines learning Chinese Mandarin Romanization.
The Chinese language is today not only one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, it is also a profound language with a rich history, being among the world's oldest surviving languages.