29/05/2020 Friday Roundup
It's hard to believe winter is just around the corner with the beautiful weather today! Thank you to everyone who joined our paper cutting workshop yesterday. It's great to be able to teach you something simple and creative, which you easily do at home.
This week's image was sent to us by Rebecca. It was taken in Shanghai during the middle of winter, despite its autumn appearance. She took this photo on her way to The Bund, a famous strip of Shanghai along the Huangpu river front. She said she was surprised how Shanghai's architecture is so heavily influenced by European designs, and that it can even be difficult to find traditional Chinese architecture in this megacity. Thanks for sending in this unique photo showing a different angle of China.
If you have a unique photo from your travels in China, we would love you to send it through for our newsletter - simply email us.
Nihao 你好 Mate
New episode out today! Do you know how to say 'old' in Chinese Mandarin? 老 or 旧? Click here to view.
A new worksheet is now available online.
To view the full list of worksheets and activities available click here.
Chinese Poetry Sing Along Program
June 4 - September 24
Starting next week, 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.
Chinese Conversation Corner
Tuesdays & Fridays 4:00-5:00 pm
Next week will be the last week of Chinese Conversation Corner for the semester. For further information click here. To register please email us.
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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.
Direct Translation: child heart not vanish
Meaning: still preserve traces of childishness, still retain a childlike innocence
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