The last Friday Roundup for October and the beginning of the Lucky Dumpling Markets!

Hunan's Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town,

Welcome to the last Friday Roundup of October. The year is drawing to a close, but we still have a few more activities and events coming up, be sure to keep an eye out in the coming weeks. Although we greatly missed the OzAsia festival this year, it's exciting the see the Lucky Dumpling Markets are still on and will be opening tonight! 

Today's Chinese Conversation Corners is part 2 in the series of Chinese Polysemy, or words with multiple meanings. Join us today from 4-5pm to learn more and improve your Mandarin skills. 

This weeks image was taken by Diem Nhi Nguyen in Hunan's Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town, an old town built in the Qing Dynasty, which has kept in its original appearance despite being over 300 years old. Don't forget to send in your China travel images for us to share!

What's New

Chinese Conversation Corner

Every Tuesday and Friday, 4:00-5:00pm (ACST) via Zoom

Friday Topics:
October 30 - Interesting Chinese Words 2 —Polysemy (Words with more than one meaning)  趣味汉语—一词多义 2
November 6 - China's Rural Live Streamers 中国的乡村直播

We also hold Chinese Conversation Corner on Tuesday's where learner's can team up with a language partner and get personalised help.

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


Ongoing Programs

Nihao 你好 Mate 
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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 Cultural Workshop Video
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Private Tuition
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Our full list of online programs can be found here 


Chengyu of the week

Chengyu 成语 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: lose three drop four
Meaning: someone who often forgets things; scatterbrain, forgetful

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


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Chinese Speaking Community

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