22/05/2020 Friday Roundup


And just like that it's Friday again! We hope you all had a fabulous week and maybe even have some plans to visit a nice cafe or restaurant this weekend as restrictions begin to ease.

This week's beautiful image was sent to us by Sean Bennett. It was taken near where the Duku Highway 独库公路 crosses the Tian Mountains 天山. Tian Mountain translates to mountain of heaven, and it's easy to see how it got this name! Sean described this as one of China's most beautiful drives. He also mentioned this section of the highway is only open for approx. 4-5 months around summer (because of snow and ice the rest of the year) and that this isn't the first image people would have in their mind of China, but it is another very beautiful part of the country. Thanks for sending in this fantastic photo!

If you have a scenic photo from your travels in China, we would love you to send it through so we can feature it in our newsletter - simply email it in.

What's New

China Ready Webinar Recording

For those of you who missed out on attending the webinar on May 7th, the recording is now available on our youtube channel! Click here to view.

Coming up

Live Online Chinese Cultural Workshop

Thursday, May 28, 10:00-10:30am

Join us for an online paper cutting 剪纸 workshop via zoom as we create the pattern for the Chinese character "囍". In this session you will learn more about this special characters meaning, as well as the history behind Chinese paper cutting. 

For further information click here or to register please email us. 


Chinese Poetry Sing Along Program

June 4 - September 24

We welcome you and your children to join us for this fortnightly music program to learn Chinese poetry and sing along with live acoustic music.

For further information click here. To register in the program click here.


HSK Preparation Course

Beginning June 16

For those interested in taking the HSK Chinese Mandarin proficiency test, we will be running free preparation courses. For further information and class timetables click here. To register click here

Ongoing Programs

Nihao 你好 Mate
To view the latest episode click here. A new episode is coming next week!

Chinese Conversation Corner
Tuesdays & Fridays 4:00-5:00 pm
For further information click here. To register please email us.

Chinese Cultural Workshop Videos
Paper Cutting

Children's Activities
To view the full list of worksheets and activities available click here.
Don't forget to send your child's work in to be featured on our website.

Private Tuition
To find out more email us. 


Our full list of online activities and programs can be found here 

Chengyu 成语 of the week

Chengyu are a type of Chinese idiom which mostly consist of four characters. They were widely used in classical Chinese and are still commonly used today.

天伦之乐 tiān lún zhī lè
Direct Translation: Joy of Heaven
Meaning: Used to describe family love and joy, or the joy of family union

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