Finding a good Mandarin Chinese game app can be difficult, but finding a fun Cantonese learning app can be even more challenging. While Mandarin is our specialty, we made a free Cantonese learning app based on our Dim Sum game app because we’re based in America, where there has historically been a large number of Cantonese speaking Chinese communities in cities like San Francisco and New York.read more
A lot of parents find themselves wanting to explain Mandarin Chinese to kids, but are unsure how to do so. To help you out, we’ve prepared some information that can help you clearly explain what Mandarin Chinese is to kids, along with facts and overview of the language since many parents find that they themselves are unsure about what Mandarin Chinese is and have questions of their own.read more
A great, free resource to help kids learn and practice Chinese is available this summer — perfect for immersion students.
The website features online Chinese learning study materials for first grade through fourth grade, and is made free to the public by the Utah Chinese Dual Language Immersion STARTALK 2013 Summer website. Shout out to miparentscouncil.org for helping spread the word.read more
When it comes to Chinese for kids, parents are always looking for resources. Learning Chinese can be challenging for kids, and finding good, quality learning materials can be even more of a challenge. With that in mind, we’re always trying to make learning Chinese for kids as simple and accessible as possible. To help you in your quest to learn Chinese, here are ten quick ideas you can use to regularly improve your student’s Chinese:read more
Who’s hungry for some dim sum? Our next Chinese game app is in development and the topic is mouth watering!
To give you a little “taste” of what’s to come, check out this prototype art for shrimp dumplings, or 蝦餃 (xia jiao) in Chinese. We hope this next set of vocabulary will help kids learn Chinese characters and words for dim sum, but we can’t guarantee it won’t make them hungry, too!read more
We recently discovered a useful website that features more than 272 educational games that are available online called Spree Games.
The games we tested out were all free to play online, and can be browsed by subject covering everything from Foreign Language (although nothing for learning Chinese as far as we can tell) to English, Science, Math, and much more.
The site is geared towards K-12 students, and also allows you to view games by age level and create lists of games by logging in and saving customized preferences.read more
Happy Valentine’s Day 2013! Valentine’s Day is a popular holiday in Chinese speaking countries and regions like China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and many more. Who wouldn’t like celebrating love with chocolate, roses and other gifts and treats?
To get you started off right, here are some Chinese phrases that might be useful to you this 情人節 (qing ren jie is Mandarin for Valentine’s Day):read more
A Connecticut school will soon offer Mandarin Chinese for kids to learn if the town’s school board agrees to a recommendation from the school superintendent, The Cheshire Citizen reports.
Part of the reason for the suggestion is the recent trend for schools to start offering Chinese classes for kids.
“Assistant School Superintendent Scott Detrick said he’s seen more and more school districts offering Chinese in the state and nationwide,” the article from The Cheshire Citizen said.read more
Two Nebraska schools plan to continue their Chinese lessons for kids for at least three more years, according to the Associated Press.
Scottsbluff High School and Bluffs Middle School decided to renew their two-year-old program with the Confucius Institute and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Both schools offer a nine-week exploratory class, and the high school offers several classes to teach kids Chinese.read more