Archive for August, 2010

Chinese 1 Shows Their Oral Skills

August 25th, 2010 No comments

 Check out the first number poem from Chinese 1!

Number Poem 

安义郎  许瀚元  朱卡洛  金彩元  金道铉

金贤真  小林研斗  小林智也  小出知明

小西阳  兰查理  村元真理  施禹辰  山城彩音





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‘Straddling Bus’ Offered as a Traffic Fix in China

August 24th, 2010 No comments

‘Straddling Bus’ Offered as a Traffic Fix in China

New York Times
Published: August 17, 2010     Check this link here!
HONG KONG — What do you do if your roads are congested and polluted? Try designing a vehicle that takes up no road space. And make it partly solar powered.
A company in the southern Chinese town of Shenzhen has done just that. To address the country’s problems with traffic and air quality, Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment has developed a decidedly odd-looking, extra-wide and extra-tall vehicle that can carry up to 1,200 passengers.
Check the Youtube video here!

BBC: Research to find effects on brain of bilingualism

August 11th, 2010 No comments

A project at Bangor University aims to explore the benefit of being bilingual.

Running two parallel language systems throughout life has had positive benefits in a number of ways
Prof Virginia Gathercole, Bangor University

Skritter: Learn to Write Chinese and Japanese Characters

August 9th, 2010 No comments

Check this link below! It will be very helpful for beginners to learn how to write Chinese characters.


August 5th, 2010 No comments
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Higher SAT Scores: Possible Link With Chinese Language

August 5th, 2010 No comments

Higher SAT Scores: Possible Link With Chinese Language


By Associated Press

A Northeastern University study suggests there may be a link between learning to write in Chinese and achieving higher scores on the SAT.


Chinese ‘takes more brainpower’

August 5th, 2010 No comments

Speaking Chinese may take more brainpower than speaking English, a study suggests. On one hand, this shows that learning Chinese language is more difficult; on the other hand, if we take learning Chinese as a brain exercise, your brain gets trained in a more effective way.

Read this article!

First day handouts for all courses

August 5th, 2010 No comments

The first day handouts for all courses can be found in the following links:

Download Your Writing Pad:     Character Pad     Essay Pad     IB Essay Pad 

Expand your vocabulary:

Traditional 繁體字 Simplified 简体字
IB Ab initio Vocabulary Outline  (T) IB Ab initio Vocabulary Outline (S)
Vocabulary IB Ab initio (T) Vocabulary IB Ab initio (S)
HSK Characters: Level 1 (425)   Level 2 (505)   Level 3 (369)
HSK Words:  Level A (1022)    Level B (1973) 
The 750 characters you absolutely need to memorize:
Group #1  Group #2  Group #3  Group #4  Group #5
Group #6  Group #7  Group #8  Group #9  Group #10
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