29/05/2020 Friday Roundup

Shanghai near bund

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.

What's New
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.


Children's Activity

A new worksheet is now available online.

Chinese Zodiac

To view the full list of worksheets and activities available click here.


Starting Soon
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


Ongoing Programs

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.


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.

童心未泯 tónɡxīnwèimǐn
Direct Translation: child heart not vanish
Meaning: still preserve traces of childishness, still retain a childlike innocence


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