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Everything You Need To Know About Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival 元宵节(yuánxiāo jié) is the last day of Chinese New Year and, in 2015, falls on March 5th. At this time, it is traditional for Chinese families to have paper lanterns hanging outside their houses. These are usually red, as that is the colour of luck and fortune in Chinese culture. On the evening...

February 14, 2015December 18, 2018by
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Why It Pays To Be A Kid At Chinese New Year

Being a kid at Chinese New Year is much like being a kid at Christmas; you will receive lots of presents from relatives, be able to eat as many sweets as you want and, because the Chinese believe that crying at New Year will set a bad president for the rest of the year; you...

February 6, 2015December 18, 2018by
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Why Every Kid Should Learn Chinese

There’s no disputing that Chinese classes are appearing more often on school curriculum around the world. There are many reasons why Chinese – especially Mandarin – is a great language to learn; including the fact that China’s economy has exploded in the last 20 years. However, it’s not just China’s growing economy and global status...

January 22, 2015December 18, 2018by
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Why Summer Camp In China?

Spending a whole month of your summer in China may very well be the most daunting experience of your life so far however, it will definitely be the most valuable and memorable one!   Chinese is a beautiful language, you can learn a lot about China’s art, history and culture just by studying the language...

December 10, 2014December 18, 2018by
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Top 10 Most Useful Chinese Phrases

If you’re thinking of coming to China, whether it’s for work, study or just for travel; it can make your time in the country more enjoyable if you can speak a little of the language. We’ve come up with 10 phrases that we think are essential to getting by in China. If you learn the...

October 17, 2014December 18, 2018by
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What to Pack for a Trip to China

You’re about to embark on the journey of a love time – a couple of weeks in the land of dragons, Peking Duck and Terracotta Warriors – China. But what essentials should you be making space for in your suitcase? We’ve come up with a list of  things you can’t live without, no matter how...

September 29, 2014December 18, 2018by
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Fun At The Zoo

Even though it’s the season of the Plum Rains in China at the moment (we’re sure the plums must have had enough by now!) we were lucky enough to experience a very sunny day last Thursday 10th July, so we took full advantage and a group of our Summer Camp students went to the Shanghai...

July 14, 2014December 18, 2018by
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Getting Around in Beijing

If you don’t live in Beijing already (you should, it’s the coolest city ever) then you may have no idea just how large this place is. If you do reside here (congratulations, you are obviously a super cool individual) you will now be aware of the sprawling metropolis that you have come to inhabit.  ...

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