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Recommended web sites to help with language learning.

Say Chinese “Happy New Year!” wishes in Mandarin and Grace Lin Craft

“Happy New Year!” Let’s welcome the year of the rabbit and learn to share good wishes in Mandarin Chinese.  Just say… 恭喜发财! Gōngxǐ fācái! (‘Gong’ is g+awng with a dropping then rising tone; ‘xi’ is “she” with a long ‘e’ and … Continue reading

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Suggestion: “Sagwa – The Chinese Siamese Cat” PBS web site based upon the Amy Tan children’s folk story book

If you haven’t already, check out the PBS Kids Web Site for the show “Saga-The Chinese Siamese Cat” for interactive games that are geared toward preschoolers and early elementary aged children. The site is not geared to teach Mandarin language, … Continue reading

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Suggestion: Interactive character writing web site

Check out this interactive character writing web site I found on the Peabody Essex Museum’s (Salem, MA) web site: http://pem.org/sites/paradise Parents and children can play with character writing from a list of characters typically written during China’s imperial era. This site … Continue reading

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