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by Dan Li

Olympic spirits! This activity contains a song 我和你 You and Me, (the theme song of the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing). You will hear Sarah Brightman sing wonderfully in Chinese! You will listen on youtube and complete the tasks with the aim of familiarising Chinese sounds and pronouns. This...
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by Dan Li

A Letter to Home. This song 一封家书 Yì fēng jiā shū A Letter to Home was a hit in 1990s. Singer and song writer 李春波 Li Chunbo wrote a letter to his mum and dad from Beijing. The lyrics is suitable for post beginners. You will learn to use Chinese question endings, measure word and familiarise...
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by Dan Li

茉莉花Mòlìhuā is a popular Chinese folk song, which can be instantly recognised throughout China and in areas with large Chinese population. This song has been performed by 席琳•迪翁 Celine Dion and 宋祖英 Sòng Zŭyīng during the 2013 Chinese New Year’s gala produced by China...
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by Dan Li

Transition 前进乐团 is a British rock band based in Taipei. The three members of the band are also Chinese language learners. 对不起,我的中文不好 is their first Chinese single released in 2011, celebrating their language learning experience. You will hear mistakes when Transition trying to speak Chinese....
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by Dan Li

You will hear an everlasting popular song 朋友 released in 1997 by singer 周华健 about friendship with the aim of familiarising with measure words such as 个、句、杯 and experience marker 过. This activity is suitable for intermediate and post-intermediate learners.
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by davidzhuang

Psycholinguistics is an interdisciplinary field of study in which the goals are to understand how people acquire language, how people use language to speak and understand one another, and how language is represented and processed in the brain. Psycholinguistics is primarily a sub-discipline of...
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by dtual

As your knowledge of French is expanding, developing writing skills is not simply a matter of putting words together and trying to ‘get the grammar right’. Instead, it is increasingly becoming an exercise in which you also have to organise your ideas in a coherent fashion, which will...
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by dtual

Research has shown that adults spend 40-50% of communication time listening, 25-30% speaking, 11-16% reading and 9% writing (Rivers, 1984:331). Hence the need for you to develop effective listening skills.
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by dtual

These learning activities are to be used at post-GCSE level. At that level, it is important to understand what direct and indirect objects are and also to use pronouns effectively. The activities below will provide you with a step by step progression towards a better understanding and usage of what...
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by dtual

We all use a range of strategies when confronted with a new recording in a foreign language or even in our mother-tongue. Think for instance of the TV screens you can see in café or pubs: the conversations around us might prevent us from hearing everything that is said but picking-up a few...