04/09/2020 Friday Roundup

Tiger Hill Pagoda Suzhou, China

Welcome to the first Friday Roundup of Spring 2020. With the warmer months approaching we are excited at the prospect of being able to plan outdoor activities again.

Today's Chinese Conversation Corner looks at the latest viral video featuring China's 'Egg Man' who sang a line from the classic song 'A Spray of Plum Blossoms 一剪梅' . Join us online today at 4pm to learn more.

This week's image was taken by Ruby at the entrance to Tiger Hill Pagoda in Suzhou. If you have your own images of China to share with us don't forget to send them in!


What's New

Chinese Conversation Corner
Tuesday and Friday, 4:00-5:00pm (ACST) via Zoom

Tuesday lesson: Team up with a language partner and get personalised help
Friday lesson: Cultural topic to learn new vocabulary 

Friday September 4th - Eggman and Xue Hua Piao Piao "蛋哥” 和《一剪梅》
Friday September 11th - Popular Sports in China 中国人运动方式

For more information about the program click here. To register email us.

Missed a week? All the worksheets from the previous topics will now be available online. Click here to view them.  



Ongoing Programs

Nihao 你好 Mate 

We are currently filming our next episode to be released in a couple weeks! To view our other episodes click here.

Children's Activities

We have 17 worksheets available on different language and cultural topics. To see the full range of worksheet activities click here.

Chinese Poetry Sing Along Program
June 4 - September 24

Enrolments will remain open for the duration of the program. For further information click here

Chinese Cultural Workshop Video
To view our cultural workshop videos click here.

Private Tuition
To find out more email us. 


Our full list of online 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: pull seedlings help grow
Meaning: to spoil things by a desire for quick success

Click here to learn more about this chengyu and how to use it.


Covid-19 Updates

Chinese Speaking Community

For those seeking Information on COVID-19 and the changing rules and regulation in simplified or traditional Chinese, please follow the links below:

Simplified Chinese 简体中文
Traditional Chinese 繁體中文


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