Curriculum to Learn Mandarin Chinese

We have tried many different resources in our journey to learn Mandarin.  Our newest find seems to be the best yet.   Basic Spoken Chinese and Basic Written Chinese by Cornelius Kubler separates spoken and written Mandarin.  One of the major difficulties we have had in learning Mandarin is the slower…

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Mandarin Chinese: Play-Based Foreign Language for Little Ones

My young daughter loves to play and imagine.  She enjoys learning Chinese too.  One day earlier this week, we went to her bedroom to use the CD player for her Chinese lesson with My First Chinese Words.  I also brought along a sheet that the tutor gave me.  It listed…

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Growing up with Chinese – then and now.

My 4 year old enjoys Chinese. My oldest son started learning it before she was born so she has pretty much been around Chinese her entire life. In toddlerhood she would make up her own Chinese words using Chinese intonation patterns and the different tones and pretend to have conversations…

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Watch Mandarin Shows for Kids Online

We typically watch shows from this list a couple times a week.  While my kids are still in the beginning stages of learning Mandarin, exposure helps.  They don’t understand everything, but as they learn more and more their comprehension will grow.1. http://www.56.com/u85/v_NTMxODg4NTg….MxODg4NTg.html Lion King in Mandarin2. “大头儿子小头爸爸” (Big Head Son –…

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Rosetta Stone Language Program – Making it work for us

Rosetta Stone is a widely acclaimed foreign language program, but my boys don’t like it. They get bored of it quite quickly. We have version 2 and I purchased it for my oldest son when he was in Kindergarten. When I found out that the shipping costs for my new…

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