With both western and Chinese New Year coming up, this is the time of resolutions. For many it might be to stop smoking, exercise more, eat healthier or to finally get moving with those Chinese language skills. Will 2016 be the year you decide to really learn Mandarin Chinese? … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Kickstart Your Chinese Learning in 2016
Being able to communicate during your journey to China can make a huge difference in how much you enjoy your travel. While I've already talked about how it is certainly possible to travel to China without speaking Mandarin, the truth is that some level of language - even if it's extremely basic - is vital. That's where Mandarin Chinese phrase guides can come in very handy. Even … [Read more...] about Top 5 Mandarin Phrase Guide Books
You may not be fluent, but during your travels throughout China you're going to want to speak at least some basic Mandarin Chinese. I've already spent a little bit of time talking about how it is possible to travel in China without speaking Mandarin, but for those of you who desire to experience the Chinese culture in a deeper way, learning Mandarin Chinese is definitely the way to go. Based on … [Read more...] about My Top 5 Favorite Tools for Learning Mandarin
Is it possible to visit China without Mandarin, the official Chinese language? The answer depends on which part of the country you plan to see, but in general it is advisable to learn as much as you can before you leave. Thankfully, learning basic Mandarin is possible! … [Read more...] about FAQ: Is it Possible to Travel to China and NOT Speak Chinese?