Tag Archives: China

5 Ways for Kids (and Adults) to Learn and Practice Chinese without Cracking Open a Book

Learning a foreign language can be as fun (and effective) out of the classroom, as in the classroom. With summer in full swing, we explored some alternatives to traditional textbook learning. 1) Join a playgroup. Foreign language targeted playgroups have … Continue reading

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5 Fun China Facts for Kids

Whether you’re planning a trip to China with your family, or teaching a classroom full of kids, here are some interesting facts about China’s population, geography, culture, language, and religion. See if your kids can come up with more fun … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Workshop: China’s Southwest Himalayas

If you’re a writer interested in travel to China, you may want to join this retreat designed to help writers refine their skills. The 11-day stay in Yunnan Province will combine focused workshops with local excursions and cultural encounters in … Continue reading

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ABC World News reports from China

Diane Sawyer, in a recent ABC World News series on the educational system in China, asked an elementary school classroom, “What would you want to know about someone just like you, but in the United States?” “Do you have Chinese … Continue reading

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ABC World News reports from China

Diane Sawyer, in a recent ABC World News series on the educational system in China, asked an elementary school classroom, “What would you want to know about someone just like you, but in the United States?” “Do you have Chinese … Continue reading

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ABC World News reports from China

Diane Sawyer, in a recent ABC World News series on the educational system in China, asked an elementary school classroom, “What would you want to know about someone just like you, but in the United States?” “Do you have Chinese … Continue reading

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ABC World News reports from China

Diane Sawyer, in a recent ABC World News series on the educational system in China, asked an elementary school classroom, “What would you want to know about someone just like you, but in the United States?” “Do you have Chinese … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Book Review: Oranges on Golden Mountain

For the second year in a row, no rain fell on Jo Lee’s village. The rice ponds dried up and cracked wide open. The sweet-potato vines shriveled and died. Only the orange trees clung to life. So begins this beautiful … Continue reading

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