Chinese Skype Lessons-Tips from Instructors

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  • #1

    韓效聰 (Sunday, 28 August 2016 04:46)

    I'm 效聰,today is my this month for the first time in Chinese Skype Class,I am very excitefd.Hope in furture can get along with students in the course of getting better and better.

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    韩效聪 (Tuesday, 30 August 2016 10:29)

    I'm 效聪,I went to have Chinese Skype Lessons this morning,the felling is also OK.In this Chinese Skype Lessons,I and 子翘 communication is not very good.Not ready in advance and didn't attract his attention,later will be not,I believe the future will be better and better.In this Chinese Skype Lessons,I and 心翘 heart become warped communication is very good,we chat very happy.The only fly in the oinment is she told me to tell her story,I know,is the story of her not to talk about the story to her,I'm sorry,next time,I would have prepared to tell her a story she hasn't heard.

  • #3

    张雪玲 (Thursday, 01 September 2016 07:14)

    Today is my first Chinese Skype Class with 莱恩 and 艾美. Before the class, I was a little bit nervous and worried about it. But they surprised me. 莱恩 and 艾美,they are brother and sister. In today's Chinese Skype Class, both of them are very active and clever. I believe that I will spend a great time with these lovely students, I also hope that they can love and learn Chinese well in Chinese Skype Class.

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    Lina (Friday, 02 September 2016)

    In today's Skype Chinese lessons,thanks for Jim's understanding,because of the wrong internet,sometimes I can't send him in time,he is really nice for me.By the way,he has a passion in Chinese and he can express himself with Chinese very well in Skype Chinese lessons.

  • #5

    Lizz (Friday, 02 September 2016 11:46)

    In Chinese Skype Lesson today,a rainy day,the bad weather and bad network.In spite of these,we had fun time.We talked so many,such as religion、national dress、Jesus and so on.I am very happy that I have similar thought with Anja. It's an amazing Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #6

    Lizz (Saturday, 03 September 2016 04:15)

    In Chinese Skype Lessons today,we talk about something food,exchange something different. I correct my student pronunciation,and Anja is really a diligent student and eager to learn,I like her in every Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #7

    谭舒欣 (Monday, 05 September 2016 03:29)

    It's a nice day.In Chinese Skype Lessons, I feel my student is in progress .When my student ask me questions, I will anwser him in patient.After class I usually search for something interesting to interest my lesson.At the same time, I'm leaning after the Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #8

    Tian (Monday, 05 September 2016 08:21)

    Shirleen's Chinese Skype Lessons are getting more and more interning. We learnt Matheiu from Bible. We focused on one quote from it in today's Chinese Skype Lessons: you are the salt , you are the light, not hidden , to glory the lord!

  • #9

    张斯淇 (Thursday, 08 September 2016 16:57)

    (Monday, 08 September 2016)
    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, I still helped Katherine to learn some new words. What made me surprised was Katherine always can remember how to write the words quickly. And she won me when we play the Bingo game about the new words. I hope we can make a progress togather in the Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #10

    张雪玲 (Friday, 09 September 2016 14:57)

    In today's Skype Chinese Lessons, I tought 莱恩 and 艾美 to introduce themselves. We learned Chinese expressions about name and nationality. They were very active. At first, 艾美 couldn't get it, so I told her that it's ok to make some mistakes when you learn Chinese in Skype Chinese Lessons. I can feel that they want to know more about Chinese. And I believe they will. As their Skype Chinese Lessons' teacher, I will definitely help them.

  • #11

    张斯淇 (Thursday, 15 September 2016 04:25)

    Today, Katherine and I reviewed the words which learnt in the last Skype Chinese Lessons. I was so glad that Katherine still remembered most of words and tried to recall them. And in today's Skype Chinese Lessons, I showed her some pictures about the snacks in Beijing, such as 冰糖葫芦、驴打滚、艾窝窝 and 糖画. Some of these pictures were so cute that Katherine liked them. I hope she can not only see the pictures through the Skype Chinese Lessonshas but have a chance to taste these food.

  • #12

    Chinese Skype Lessons (Thursday, 22 September 2016 17:42)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, we talked about colors. I shared a funny video with Ryan and Emi at the beginning of today's Chinese Skype Lessons. 莱恩 told me he likes orange and 艾美 likes blue. They found lots of things in different color at their home. Both of them can remember the Chinese of colors, and then we played games by using the PowerPoint in today's Chinese Skype Lessons. They likes those games, so maybe it's a good and suitable way for them to practice new things.

  • #13

    谭舒欣 (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 03:26)

    In the Chinese Skype Lesson, I'd like to share ancient Chinese stories with my student.Because I think it is a good way to undestand Chinese culture more.Just like I would take about草船借箭 .It's interesting.

  • #14

    Tian (Friday, 30 September 2016)

    We talked about how long it will take for a student to pass HSK 3 in today's Chinese Skype Lessons with David . Normally it takes about 150 Chinese Skpye Lessons to pass it. But it stilly depends on how much time the student invest after class.

  • #15

    T (Tuesday, 04 October 2016 09:45)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are time efficient--it saves time to commute. So that's why Nathon takes our CHinese Skype Lessons. Another advantage is very affordable rates to learn with native instructors.

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    T (Tuesday, 04 October 2016 09:54)

    Chinese Skype lessons are easy to work with. We shared a soft ware to show Jacob how to write chinese characters stroke by stroke. We will work on more characters in our next Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #17

    T (Tuesday, 04 October 2016 09:56)

    We can also make flash wards with Chinese software in our Chinese Skype Lessons so all the words you have been working on will be saved . You can practice them in and out of Chinese Skype Lesssons.

  • #18

    T (Friday, 07 October 2016 17:11)

    Talking about food is fun in Chinese Skype Lessons. We talked about snacks in China in my Chinese Skype Lessons with Matt. Surprisingly , he knows so much Chinese snacks, such as douzi, lvdagun.

  • #19

    T (Friday, 07 October 2016)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are very flexible interms of it schedules. We can arrange according to the students' availabilities. Chinese Skype Lessons are also flexible interms of it place . Anywhere with access to the internet can Learn Chinese Skype.

  • #20

    T (Friday, 07 October 2016)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are practible when we learn something usable. For example, we learned how to order food in a Chinese resturant when my student are ordering in today's Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #21

    T (Monday, 10 October 2016 16:51)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are helpful to pass HSK and YCT tests. So far we have helped so many students to pass both of them with very satifactory scores. Adya , especially got full marks with our help through Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #22

    T (Monday, 10 October 2016 16:54)

    We have Chinese Skype Lessons to learn Chinese classics like the Three Kindom, and we also have Chinese SKype Lessons by learning some contempory novels, like Jnyong's action novels.

  • #23

    T (Monday, 10 October 2016 16:55)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, Shirleen shared a miracle of reserrection of a dead person with the power of Jesus. I was amazed by this story. She said she has more stories to share with me in out next Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #24

    T (Wednesday, 12 October 2016 09:42)

    Chinese SkypeLessons work best for those who can't commute to a school . Chinese Skype Lessons also work best for those who want to work around her own schedule.

  • #25

    张雪玲 (Thursday, 20 October 2016 03:19)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, we learned about stationery. 莱恩 can understand the words better. And this time 艾美 also had class. Having changed my teaching methods in Chinese Skype Lessons. I try to teach them in different ways so that they are interesed in learning Chinese. By seperating 9 Chinese words into two parts, 艾美 can understand them much easier.

  • #26

    T (Monday, 24 October 2016 17:54)

    Want to take Chinese Skype Lessons? Good choice ! Actually taking Chinesw Skype Lessons is the most popular way to learn your Chinese.Every day more and more people learn Chinese Language Via Skype!

  • #27

    T (Monday, 24 October 2016)

    How do Chinese Skype Lessons run?maybe this is the question about taking Chinese Skype Leasons. It is a one on one Chinese class.Each student has his own native instructor do give him Skype Chinese Class online.

  • #28

    T (Monday, 24 October 2016 18:00)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are just like real one on one classes in a virtual classroom. If you are thinking of taking Chinese Skype Leasons, tianchinesehome is your perfect place to start with.

  • #29

    T (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:23)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are custom designed classes . We had a class on comparative study of religion in the west and east. We discussed the reasons why people need a religion in today's Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #30

    T (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:27)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are lessons that can be performed anywhere where you have access to the Internet. Chinese conversational skills are greatly improved in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #31

    T (Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:07)

    Chinese Skype Lessions are Chinese lessons in a vitual classroom via Skype. We meet at scheduled time , login your Skype account and meet your teacher to start your Skype Chinese Lessons.

  • #32

    T (Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:09)

    Chinese Skype Leasons tip 1: have the awareness of Chinese pinyin when you have your Chinese Skype Lessons as it is unique of Chinese.

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    T (Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:11)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 2: to understand that Chinese is a tonic language. There are four tones to help differentiate the meaning when you have Chineze Skype Lessons

  • #34

    张雪玲 (Thursday, 03 November 2016 02:26)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, we learn the words of Halloween Day. 莱恩 and 艾美 like Halloween very much. Teaching in Chinese Skype Lessons is also a good practice for me to improve myself. I hope that we make make progress together in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #35

    张斯淇 (Thursday, 03 November 2016 06:52)

    In last Chinese Skype Lessons I have known that Katherine likes painting. So, in order to make Katherine learn and memory the poetry named "望天门山" which describe the beautiful view of Tianmen mountain, we drew a picture togather in today 's Chinese Skype Lesson. And I was glad that she could remember quickly by this way. Hope we can try more different methods to learn Chinese well in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #36

    Maisie (Thursday, 03 November 2016 15:54)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, we learn the words of number as well as greetings. 玛丽亚 enjoyed it very much. Teaching in Chinese Skype Lessons is also a good practice for me to improve myself.

  • #37

    王琪 (Saturday, 05 November 2016 03:25)

    Today, I introduced the Chinese ancient person guangong to Eric in Skype Chinese Lessons to Eric.When I showed him the picture and the video about the guangong,with telling him the story of 关公面前耍大刀,in which the words 好汉 兄弟 耍大刀I expained,he think it is interesting.I think that adding some stories of the Three Kingdom in the Skype Chinese Lessons can arouse him interest to learn Chinese.

  • #38

    林文静 (Sunday, 06 November 2016 08:56)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, to my surprise,阿曼,my student, can retell the words that we've learned in last class and pronounce them correctly, though we've missed two class because of computer problems. So, I'm looking forward to our next class on Chinese Skype Lessons and I hope we can make progress together.

  • #39

    林文静 (Tuesday, 08 November 2016 09:15)

    In last Chinese Skype Lesson, we have learned some words about sports. 阿曼 told me that soccer is his favorite sport and he wants to be a soccer player like Ronaldo. That's really cool. I hope we can have more communication in later Chinese Skype Lessons, which is good for learning Chinese.

  • #40

    麦诗婷 (Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:45)

    Today, Maria and I reviewed the numbers which we learnt in the last Skype Chinese Lessons. I was so glad that Maria almost learns to say numbers from 0-100 . And in today's Skype Chinese Lessons, I taught her how to buy clothes in China. Some of these sentences were so practical that Maria liked them very much. I hope she can learn more useful things which is benificial to her trip in China.

  • #41

    张雪玲 (Friday, 11 November 2016 06:42)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, we learn some words of fruit. And 莱恩 can acquire the sentences very quick. I hope he can use it when he wants some fruit. What is more, 艾美 is makeing a great progress, she starts to take note in Chinese Skype Lessons. She in so concentrated on Chinese Skype Lessons that she doesn't notice that class is over. I believe that both of them will speak Chinese one day.

  • #42

    Hong (Sunday, 13 November 2016 02:13)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons,,we learned what do you like.赵克 told me that dog is his favorite animal,but he He doesn't want to have a dog because dog will die.I found a problem, in fact he doesn't like learning hope he can like everything in China by Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #43

    T (Saturday, 19 November 2016 12:59)

    Chinese Skype Lessons with videos can be fun for students to learn ! It is especially helpful for kids when they have Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #44

    T (Saturday, 19 November 2016 13:02)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are highly organized lessons with custom designed curriculum. You can foresee what you will have achieved in advance even when you take your first Chinesr Skype Leasons.

  • #45

    T (Saturday, 19 November 2016 13:05)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are best presented when the student and teachers can interact with each other. Games are designed in some Chinese Skype Lessons to achieve such result.

  • #46

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 20 November 2016 15:41)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, I met a new student, 赵克. He is a smart boy, but maybe I prepared too much for him to learn in Chinese Skype Lessons. So it seems he couldn't remember the knowledge very well. Hope we can learn Chinese enjoyably in next Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #47

    张斯淇 (Monday, 21 November 2016 08:30)

    I haven't seen 佳怡 for a long time. So, in today's Chinese Skype Lessons, I tried to make her recall the knowledge that she learnt in last Chinese Skype Lessons. To my surprise, 佳怡 still remembered a lot of new words and the reading. She is a very smart girl! Hope she can enjoy the study of Chinese in our Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #48

    张斯淇 (Thursday, 24 November 2016 07:14)

    I have had Chinese Skype Lessons for Katherine for some times. She is a very smart and lovely girl. So, I always look forward to having a Chinese Skype Lessons with her. And I was glad to have a conversation with her mother to know that Katherine really had a progress. Hope she can learn more knowledge in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #49

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 27 November 2016 01:55)

    It is the second Chinese Skype Lessons with 赵克. I think both of us did better than last Chinese Skype Lessons. And today I shared him a cartoon named Jackie Chan Adventures because he said he likes kongfu. Maybe I can try to find some videos he likes to make the Chinese Skype Lessons interesting.

  • #50

    张斯淇 (Wednesday, 30 November 2016 13:52)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, I shared two songs with Katherine to help her recall the words that she learnt in last Chinese Skype Lessons, such as 流行,歌曲. I always wanna try something new and interesting to help students learn Chinese enjoyably in Chinese Skype Lessons. Hope we can have a better class.

  • #51

    张雪玲 (Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:39)

    The longer I teach 马布 in Chinese Skype Lessons, the more I find out that I need to improve. 马布 is a very clever girl, and as her Chinese teacher, I hope and want to share all the things I know. I will spare no effort to improve my teaching and provide a better teaching method to 马布. I really hope that one day she will say she acquires a lot from Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #52

    Hong (Saturday, 03 December 2016 15:16)

    We discussed shopping in Chinese Skype Lessons, I found that all women like shopping, she also became excited. She has no confidence in her Chinese, so I hope I can help her build up confidence and she can make progress by Chinese Skype Lessons .

  • #53

    刘欣 (Sunday, 04 December 2016 03:55)

    Throught teaching my student Lina, I found chinese language is very amazing. In Chinese skype lesson ,I share chinese culture with Lina, and she always said to me : It's a very beautiful city.我喜欢中国。I really hope that this lovely girl can keep the passion in learning Chinese by Chinese Skype lesson.

  • #54

    Hong (Sunday, 04 December 2016 07:51)

    we did the YCT text in today's Chinese Skype Lessons,Although 那威 has learned a lot of words and sentences, YCT text is too difficult for him because of a shortage of practice .The following day,we will do more Practices in Chinese Skype Lessons to strengthen his‘s speed, quality.

  • #55

    Tian (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:41)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 3: doing quiz is helpful in remembering what you have learnt in Chinese Skype Lessons. We have multiple choice questions for students to choose in their Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #56

    Tian (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:44)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 4: How to say Obama Care in Chinese? This is the question my student Eileen asked today in her Chinese Skype Lessons. We say 奥巴马医保 in Chinese. We discussed why so many people at against it when we had Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #57

    Tian (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:47)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 5: what's so hot in this week 's Chinese Skype Lessons? Actually most of our students are looking forward to their Christmas vocation. We talked a little bit in our warm up session for each Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #58

    张斯淇 (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:00)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, I tought a new student to have a some dictations of HSK text. To my surprise, 玛格 speaks Chinese very well who is just a ten-year-old girl. She is a very outgoing girl and sent me a lot of funny videos in the Chinese Skype Lessons. On the other hand, it also very diverted her attention. However, I like 玛格, hope we can have another Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #59

    Tian (Thursday, 08 December 2016 15:35)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 6: how to learn fruits in Chinese Skype Lessons? One of the ways is to play a game called "guess what " Chinese Skype Lessons.. You have some plates , all covered. First ask the student to guess what in the plate, they have to say the fruit in Chinese, and if it is right , we will repeat the what he guessed, thus, the students member the permanently in their mind.

  • #60

    Tian (Thursday, 08 December 2016 15:37)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 7: What matters most in Chinese Skype Lessons? Speaking skills. If the student can speak what they have learnt in their Chinese Skype Lessons, it is half the job done.

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    Tian (Thursday, 08 December 2016 15:42)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 8: How to pronounce "two" in Chinese? Is it "er" or "liang". This is a constant question asked in many Chinese Skype Lessons. Easy question. when you count, pronounce :er, when you say two things, pronounce "liang". So easy when you have the tips!

  • #62

    Tian (Friday, 09 December 2016 01:57)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 9: Anther hot topic for this month for Chinese Skype Lessons. Sure, you know what it is- Christmas. We learn to say 圣诞节, and related phrases in our Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #63

    Tian (Friday, 09 December 2016 02:08)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 10: How to say : Merry Christmas, Christmas tree and Christmas gift , my student asked me in our Chinese Skype Lessons. Actually it is easy: we say : 圣诞快乐! Christmas Happy! just the reverse order. Yes, 圣诞树, 圣诞礼物。 They are the same order when we use a adjective to describe a object, we always put it before the key word. It is essential for students to understand this difference in their Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #64

    Tian (Friday, 09 December 2016 02:11)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 11: it is amazing that my students showed me all the gifts she has already bought for her families in today's Chinese Skype Lessons. We learnt to say all the stuff in Chinese . She is so happy and she is going to say that in Chinese to her family. She will practice more in her next Chinese Skype Lessons until she can say them fluently. It is just about our learning policy: say -and -do for Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #65

    Tian (Saturday, 10 December 2016 03:04)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 12: Using popular examples to explain Chinese structures or patterns make miracles in Chinese Skype Lessons! We use the universal question : which comes first, eggs or chickens? to explain the Chinese structure, " 先...后“ . It just instantly and permanently fixed in his mind when he took his last Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #66

    张斯淇 (Monday, 12 December 2016 12:47)

    I didn't have last Chinese Skype Lessons with Katherine because she took part in a music progroms which held by her school. She told me that she play the baritone in the show, which surprised me. I was gald that Katherine could shared something interesting in the Chinese Skype Lessons so that we could chat in Chinese joyfully.

  • #67

    Tian (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:27)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 13: Anther holiday season again. Quite a few students are having a break from their Chinese Skype Lessons for the holiday. But still we have many who keep their Chinese Skype Lessons. Thank you so much for taking your Chinese Skype lessons even during the holiday season. Actually this is THE tip for learning Chinese language via Skype. Learn and use.

  • #68

    Tian (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:34)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are helpful when students are applying for universities or graduate schools. I am very pleased to write a recommendation letter for our of our Chinese Skype lessons students Fang Fang who lives in Luxemburg. It's amazing to think that she was only 10 years old when she started her Chinese Skype lessons with me in 2010. Now she is 17, and is applying for a very prestigious university in France.Her experience in our Chinese Skype Lessons will make her application definitely great!

  • #69

    Tian (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:37)

    Chinese Skype Lessons Tip 14: Learning with different approach is always the key to success of the Chinese Skype Lessons. We try to use the white board in the new classroom for Amei's Chinese Skype Lessons. It will be the first time to try this. I am sure, it will impress her in her Chinese Skype Lessons today!

  • #70

    Tian (Thursday, 15 December 2016 17:25)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are also helping our tutors to grow. As the saying goes that both student and teachers help each other in the process of Chinese Skype Lessons. So the more we teach, the more experienced we will , the better service we will provide for our online Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #71

    Tian (Thursday, 15 December 2016 17:27)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are more appealing to the students as they are easy to follow and fun to work with. Today one of our teachers went her class with all her Christmas hat, gloves ,which is so attractive to her student. So the student really enjoyed her Chinese Skype Lessons today.

  • #72

    Tian (Thursday, 15 December 2016 17:30)

    Teaching Chinese Skype Lessons makes our tutors awesome teachers. Miss Lin did a great job in inspiring her student to speak more in her class. She insinuate her ideas smartly in her Chinese Skype Lessons. She said she is happy to try this new approach in today's Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #73

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 18 December 2016 17:10)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, 赵克 learnt something about food. And I found that he learnt Chinses better and better in Chinese Skype Lessons although maybe he still was not very interested in Chinese. However, I was glad to see that both of us could make a progress in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #74

    张斯淇 (Monday, 19 December 2016 05:41)

    I shared some pictures which show some dumpling that I made with Katherine in today's Chinese Skype Lessons. She looked happy. However, she was sleepy in today's Chinese Skype Lessons. So, we didn't finish the reading. And in order to make her cheer up, I shared her a cartoon, ONE PIECE, which shows the word 伙伴.

  • #75

    Tian (Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:31)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 16: drawing schetchs is so helpful in Chinese skype lessons for kids what Jazarah wouldn't end her Chinese skype lesson today . We extended about 10 more minutes today .

  • #76

    Tian (Wednesday, 21 December 2016)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 17:
    How to sing a Christmas song in Chinese ? We learnt jingle bell in today's Chinese skype Lessons . Gabriel likes the rythm of jingle bell jingle bell in Chinese is ding ding dang dang !

  • #77

    Tian (Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:38)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 18: sometimes Chinese expressions are not exactly the same as English . Chinese shows it's implied meaning . Students are supposed to realize this difference in any Chinese Skype Lessons . For example, the English Christmas Eve, we say 平安夜, peaceful night! it's true, right?

  • #78

    Tian (Monday, 02 January 2017 03:48)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 19: I was very much shocked today by my student's question today in our Chinese Skype Lessons. She sent me a link from NPR news about pènɡ cí 碰瓷 in China. This women was regarded as the worst actress regarding 碰瓷。 She asked if it was real. I was shamed to say it was. She laughed and laughed and said it was sooo funny ! It made her laugh all day . Anyways, she learnt this expression about getting money by pretending hit by a car in China . Unbelievable this happened in my Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #79

    Tian (Monday, 02 January 2017 03:54)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 20: I learnt how import to think big, think bold and daring in my Chinese Skype lessons with three brothers from Czech. We were learning a structure " I want to buy..." . So I encouraged them to make sentences with this structure. Guess what. The little one said he wants to buy an airplane. I thought I heard wrong and asked him to repeat. He said he did want to buy an airplane in this Chinese Skype Lessons. That's his dream so he works hard on it already. So he learnt this sentence wǒ xiǎnɡ mǎi fēi jī 我想买飞机 really well.

  • #80

    Tian (Monday, 02 January 2017 03:58)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 21: Say and Do is our philosophy in TCH Chinese Skype Lessons. We are learning about shopping and prices. So I asked my students to show their Christmas gifts and tell me the prices about them in their Chinese Skype Lessons. It works like a miracle. They say it 's so easy to learn Chinese .

  • #81

    Tian (Tuesday, 03 January 2017 04:19)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 22: It's always nice to have Chinese Skype Lessons with Smbat. Today we learnt some commonly used expressions about office work. For example, how to express arranging schedules:ān pái huì yì rì chénɡ 安排会议日程 . He told me he had a very tight schedule today. 我今天的日程很满。So sorry to hear that.

  • #82

    Tian (Tuesday, 03 January 2017 04:21)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 23: It's been a while since Shirleen and I had her last Chinese Skype Lessons. She has gone to Israel. I was very much looking forward to today's Chinese Skype Lessons with her to hear her stories from her trip.

  • #83

    Tian (Tuesday, 03 January 2017 04:24)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip 24: Talking about meetings会议 and meeting rooms 会议室 in today's Chinese Skype Lessons, for the first time I know that the Americans use car company names to name their meeting rooms. I told my student that we use city names , mountain names to name the rooms in the restaurant.

  • #84

    张雪玲 (Wednesday, 04 January 2017 04:15)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, 马布 is more active and concentrated. Teaching 马布 in Chinese Skype Lessons is a mutual learning process. Every time I show new words to her, her reaction will make me reflect my teaching skill and professtional qualities as well as my personal style in Chinese Skype Lessons. Learning Chinese in Chinese Skype Lessons is a long way, so as to teaching. Teaching is changable, it will never come to an end. And thanks 马布,teaching her makes me realize this. Hoping we can keep learning from each other in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #85

    Tian (Wednesday, 04 January 2017 08:58)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are integrated with culture and literature. Eileen enjoys reading 笑傲江湖, so we talked about thiis novel and talked about the personality of different characters in the novel in our Chinese Skype Lessons this month!

  • #86

    tian (Wednesday, 04 January 2017 09:02)

    Chinese Skype lessons can be conducted by sharing the students experiences in Chinese. Shirleen came back from her trip to Israel and she was so excited to share her trip to different holy places in our Chinese Skype Lessons. She learnt so many expressions in Chinese to express her trip in her Monday Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #87

    Tian (Wednesday, 04 January 2017 09:07)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are all about leaning usable live Chinese. As we are having Chinese Skype Lessons this week with Smbat, we learnt about copy machine, 复印机,打印机,微信。I am surprised to find there are so many foreigners using wechat in our Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #88

    Tian (Friday, 06 January 2017 02:19)

    What makes Chinese Skype Lessons so popular? We learn real Chinese in every Chinese Skype lessons! Today is Orthodox Christmas. We learnt how to say 东正教,圣诞节 when we have Chinese Skype Lessons, which is so helpful to our students.

  • #89

    Tian (Friday, 06 January 2017 02:34)

    What makes Chinese Skype Lessons so appealing to students? Chinese Skype Lessons are all about the real situation dialogues. We talked about daily dialogues about weather and the students learnt to say 雾霾fog in Chinese as the air in China is notorious. I am so sad about it when we talked about this pollution in our last Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #90

    Tian (Friday, 06 January 2017 02:36)

    How to make Chinese Skype Lessons more effective? We tried to use the text as a guide and expand the dialogues related to our contents, which proves to be really helpful in Daisy's Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #91

    张雪玲 (Thursday, 12 January 2017 03:03)

    The term begins, so in today's Chinese Skype Lessons, I taught 莱恩 and 艾美 some words they can use in school. From today's Chinese Skype Lessons, I knew 艾美 likes singing and dancing, and 莱恩 likes comic books and table tennis. Both of them like school, they think it is fun to learn and meet friends in school. I believe that their love for school is beneficial for them to acquire different knowledge.

  • #92

    Tian (Monday, 23 January 2017 02:07)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are getting more and more culture related especially during the holiday seasons both for China and countries outside China. The most talked about phrase we talk about this week in our Chinese Skype Lessons are Chinese New Year! Actually we say 春节 Spring Festival in Chinese. Students are all amazed to find out it is a different expression in Chinese .

  • #93

    Tian (Monday, 23 January 2017 02:52)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are related with news around the world. Trump 's inauguration and his policy are talked about in a couple of my Chinese Skype Lessons. My students are divided as their attitude towards him.

  • #94

    Tian (Monday, 23 January 2017 03:18)

    What is so popular about recent Chinese Skype Lessons ? Of course they are about the American new president. Students would like to know how to say his name in Chinese in our Chinese Skype Lessons. They found it really fun to hear the Chinese pronunciation chuan pu . 川普。

  • #95

    洪梓璇 (Wednesday, 25 January 2017 10:34)

    We have topic about spring festival in today's Chinese Skype Lesson,he said that he had seen lion dance in Chinatown and he thought it’s very interesting.We have good time in Chinese Skype lesson ,but something happened in the last ten minutes .My teaching materials were gone because of the sudden demise of my PC ,let me and 蓝富 dumbfounding.

  • #96

    Hong (Wednesday, 25 January 2017 10:47)

    In today 's Chinese Skype lesson we talked about who is good-looking .珊妮said that炎亚纶,her favorite singer ,is handsome boy with pretty eyes .But she doesn't like Leonardo because of his golden hair .Both of us thought Audrey Hepburn is a beatiful woman. I found that the aesthetic of people in different country is the seme in essentials while differing in minor points in Chinese Skype lesson.

  • #97

    Tian (Friday, 27 January 2017 04:06)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are full of Chinese New Year celebrations this week in all Chinese Skype Lessons this week. Some students are interested in finding out why it is called the year of rooster instead of chicken in one of my Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #98

    Tian (Friday, 27 January 2017 04:08)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are Chinese cultural elements about the Chinese New Year . We showed our students about the decorations for this Chinese New Year of rooster in my Chinese Skype Lessons today.

  • #99

    张雪玲 (Tuesday, 31 January 2017 17:47)

    By showing 马布 flash cards and writing the Chinese characters, I taught her words and expressions of buying bread and milk in today's Chinese Skype Lessons. At the beginning of today's Chinese Skype Lessons, the connection was not that good, but 马布 was still very concentrated in learning Chinese.

  • #100

    Prof.Tian (Sunday, 26 February 2017 03:58)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are easy to work on, but recently one of my students had problems with Skype every time we had Chinese Skype Lessons. So we tried to change her Chinese Skype lessons to anther system Cisco WebEx. It worked well especially it has a white board so both the teacher and student can write on the same board which is cool and wish to use more in our Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #101

    Prof.Tian (Sunday, 26 February 2017)

    Chinese Skype Lessons can be used to increase your changes of work promotion. Sunny is learning Chines really hard and she got a job offer just because she can speak and read Chinese. She is grateful to our Chinese Skype Lessons to offer her such a wonderful chance to get the job.

  • #102

    Prof.Tian (Sunday, 26 February 2017 04:04)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are being used in some companies to lifelong study. Smbat has beening taking our Chinese SKype lessons as he said now it is a must as their company is moving a lot functions to China, and employees are required to learn Chinese.Chinese Skype Lessons are the perfect choice for them who want to to learn but has a job to keep.

  • #103

    Prof.Tian (Saturday, 04 March 2017 10:16)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are flexible intern of its contents. Slangs are Len's focus for his Chinese Skype Lessons for white s few months . The last one we had in today's Chinese Skype Lessons is 做秀, doing something for show!

  • #104

    Prof.Tian (Saturday, 04 March 2017 10:22)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are are helpful tools for Ann who is a fight attendant flying to Shanghai.Every time we have a Chinese Skype Lessons , she learns something happened in her last flight. Today 's Chinese Skype Lessons are about medical emergencies . She said it is so helpful!

  • #105

    Prof. Tian (Saturday, 04 March 2017 10:25)

    Chinese Skype Lessons can be taken by every one , old and young. Kaymar is our youngest Chinese Skype Lessons student do far! But we are going to have a 2-year old next week for Chinese Skype Lessons! Unbelievable!

  • #106

    冯琳丹 (Wednesday, 08 March 2017 03:39)

    After taking Chinese Skype Lessons, Lily, one of my clever students, is getting more and more confident about her general Chinese, she has made a big change from our very first Chinese Skype Lessons together. By the way, wish her good luck on the oral test in her school next Monday.

  • #107

    张斯淇 (Wednesday, 08 March 2017 04:02)

    I have been having the Chinese Skype Lessons with 佳怡 for a long time. I usually tried to make the words interesting in the Chinese Skype Lessons to help her remember them. And she is a clever girl who always learns the knowledge as far as she can. Hope she can learn more words and love the Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #108

    林文静 (Wednesday, 08 March 2017 04:16)

    In last Chinese Skype Lesson, we reviewed some words about entertainment.When we talked about movies, my student 阿曼 was very excited and kept telling me that Doctor Strange is a good movie. He likes Marvel's! And I realized that students are more active to leaen the words that they are interested in.

  • #109

    Tian (Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:48)

    Chinese Skype Lessons sometimes are about some universeral days, for example we shared our opinions about Internatioanl Day. Americans normally do not celebrate thia day , but this year lots of feninists had a march in lots of places to protest Trump. Interesting culture exchange through Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #110

    Tian (Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:52)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are also influenced by politics. Thaad is a hot topic in quite a few Chinese Skype Lessons when the US is deploying the defence system. Chinese are boycotting Korean products. Students learnt how to say this news via Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #111

    Tian (Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:54)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are shared with two kid of the same family. Today Xinqiao and her brother Ziqiao shared with her brother in his Chinese Skype Lessons after she completed her Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #112

    Tian (Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:37)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: interest students in Chinese is no easy job in any online Chinese class. E.g, if you want the student to talk about food , we can show them the yummy dishes so they are more active to speak Chinese in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #113

    Tian (Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:38)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: questions and answers are always encouraged in any Chinese Skype Lessons. But good and smart questions are challenging .

  • #114

    Tian (Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:39)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: holidays are good ways to interest students . We never miss a chance to learn both Chinese and the students cultures in our Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #115

    洪梓璇 (Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:11)

    We talked about pangolin in today's Chinese Skype Lesson. 蓝富 found China pay more attention on protecting endangered animals.But due to the bad connection ,we couldnt finish Chinese Skype Lessons.So I hope the next Skype lesson will go on smoothly

  • #116

    张斯淇 (Saturday, 25 March 2017 09:04)

    It is the second time for me to have a Chinese Skype Lesson with 小昆兄弟. They are different. 小昆 looks sleepy today, so it seems that he had a little impatient to have the class although he did well. 小汀 is a very outgoing and clever boy. He always could learn the new knowledge quickly in the Chinese Skype Lesson. And 小帕, as a litttle brother, he was active but difficult to focus. I tried to make the Chinese Skype Lesson easy and interesting. So I hope they would like my class and could learn something they want.

  • #117

    Tian (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:36)

    Chinese SKype lessons tip about characterlearning :What important Chinese concepts are conveyed by a single Chinese character? One very important concept captured by a Chinese character is "ren" or 忍。 This is a very interesting character: it carries the concept of a knife or 刀 held over the heart ... I tried very hard to explain it to my student in our Chinese Skype lessons.

  • #118

    Tian (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:40)

    How can I get A in Chinese in high school and colleges? Chinese Skype lessons are good approach to help you to get A in Chinese. Our Chinese tutoring program is customized to get studnets do well in their Chinese learning by offering usful tips in Chinese Skype lessons.

  • #119

    Tian (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:42)

    Chinese Skype Lessons are extremely convenient for those who don't want to wast their time to commute from home to classrooms. When you take Chinese Skype lessons, you home is the classroom. You have your one-on-one private Chinese classes via SKype.

  • #120

    林敏娜 (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 06:48)

    It's the first time for me to have Chinese Skype Lessons with 杜文. But maybe he is a little nervous, he delaied the lesson to next week. So I didn't saw him today. I hope that we will have a good begin in Chinwse Skype Lessons next week.

  • #121

    张斯淇 (Thursday, 30 March 2017 06:09)

    I haven't seen Mabou for about 2 weeks in Chinese Skype Lessons, she was still outgoing. I helped her review the knowledges in last Chinese Skype Lesson. And she could know how to read the words clearly but couldn't recognize them well. So I tried to let her wrote the words which is simple but important. Hope she can learn well in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #122

    张家蕙 (Friday, 31 March 2017 10:28)

    My first Chinese Skype Class with 白丽,who is so both active and smart girl that we have a nice class, as for the punny phrase ,she could not understand totally so I explain them by means of using a few simple words,hope we can communicate better

  • #123

    洪梓璇 (Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:59)

    Today we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the mobile phone. He thought for a long time,then tell me: the advantages of the phone is convenient, but the disadvantages of phone is too convenient, I agreed with him completely. I have been having the Chinese Skype Lessons with 蓝富 for a long time.Sometimes what he said is very philosophical in the Chinese Skype lesson .

  • #124

    洪梓璇 (Tuesday, 04 April 2017 12:14)

    I introduced some tradditional festival of Chinese and Amarica with 珊妮 in Chinese Skype lesson,We found China pay more attention with festival by comparison with America,that I have never been found before the Chinese Skype lesson.I am so gald that I and 珊妮 were progressing together.

  • #125

    林敏娜 (Tuesday, 04 April 2017 17:25)

    After a period of preparation, today I saw 杜文 in Chinese Skype Lessons. We do the class just like communication. We talked about sharing-bicycle and face-lifting. I also introduced something about the city of China. 杜文 has great interest in China's city, so we will talk about that in our next Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #126

    张雪玲 (Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:33)

    I can feel that 马布 is making progress in Chinese Skype Lessons. From the first moment I met her, I knew she is a smart girl, a wonder child. She can acquire the Chinese words quickly in Chinese Skype Lessons. Last semester she had some trouble in listening and recognizing the Chinese words. But, I know she will do it. And yeah, she did it. Now if you give her a few seconds to think about the questions, she can answer them by herself correctly!!! She does really surprise me! I know it is a long way to go, but I will make great efforts with 马布, and I definitely believe that 马布 will be better. She will!

  • #127

    张斯淇 (Saturday, 15 April 2017 05:44)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I was so glad to find that 马布 make a progress. She is a very active and clever girl. However, since I tought her, I could feel that she was not effective to learn in Chinese Skype Lesson. I have been trying different ways to teach her. And I was so happy to see that she became better and better in the Chinese Skype Lesson. Hope she loves Chinese, loves class.

  • #128

    林敏娜 (Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:05)

    I recommended the Chinese movie, To Live, to 杜文 today's Chinese Skype Lessons. We talked about its direct and actors. 杜文 also told me about his creative work. But in this Chinese Skype Lesson, I said too much. Maybe next class I will reduce my speaking time, but leaving more time to 杜文.

  • #129

    Tian (Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:33)

    Chinese Skype Lessons can be amazingly interesting. I was told in one if he Chinese Skype Lessons with my student Smbat that the Chinese pronunciation of 丈夫husband is very much like English word junk food . Wow , never thought about that!

  • #130

    Tian (Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:39)

    What do you do in Easter ? In my Chinese Skype Lessons with Len , an orthodox, he said they eat Easter eggs as well as some kind of sweet bread when we have the Chinese Skype Lessons last Sunday .

  • #131

    Tian (Thursday, 20 April 2017)

    Chinese Skype Lessons about HSK 3 : here are some tips about the sentence patterns . Doing sentence order arrangement in Chinese Skype Lessons is a helpful way to master the sentence patterns .

  • #132

    Tian (Tuesday, 25 April 2017 08:56)

    Chinese Skype Lessons about HSK3: Tips for HSK3 via Chinese Skype lessons are as followed : 1. learn all the vocabulary needed for HSK3
    2. Learn all the sentence patterns for HSK3
    3. Learn all the grammar for HSK3

  • #133

    Tian (Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:11)

    Chinese Skype Lessons for HSK3: Examples for HSK3 preparation via Chinese Skype Lessons.
    Arrange the following in the correct order:
    节目, 吗, 你, 过, 看, 这个,arranged as 你看过这个节目吗?
    An interogative sentence with "过“ indicating past experience.

  • #134

    Tian (Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:15)

    HSK3 preparations via Chinese Skype Lessons. Examples about arranging order . Can you try this“能, 看, 清楚, 你, 吗, 黑板上的字”?
    “你能看清楚黑板上的字吗”? 看+清楚 verb + result compliment . Helpful tip with Chinese Skype Lessons!

  • #135

    林敏娜 (Thursday, 27 April 2017 09:49)

    I had a lesson with 子翘 and 心翘 in today's Chinese Skype Lessons. They are really really cute. 子翘 is the little brother. In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, 子翘 is a little shy. I will do more activities and games next time. 心翘 is 子翘 's sister. She is so active. She introduced almost every objects insided her bedroom to me. She told me that maybe we can talk about some stories like 喜羊羊 in next Chinese Skype Lessons. Oh, they are so lovely!

  • #136

    Tian (Monday, 08 May 2017 11:22)

    Top story of today for Chinese Skype Lessons is to talk about the french presidential election. How to say " He won the eclection" . We learn it in today's Chinese Skype lessons : “他赢了大选”。

  • #137

    Tian (Wednesday, 10 May 2017 06:55)

    How to pronunce this word “干”, -a question asked in Chinese Skype Lessons.
    This word with different tone have different meanings, if “干” with first tone(gān), the meaning is “ no water or less water” or “empty”, if “干” with fouth tone(gàn), it means“do” or the main part of something.Interesting word learned in Skype Chinese Lessons.

    in the picture you showd, most of “干” is with the first tone, meaning the food without water or less. but the last one“请勿干烧” means empty, the whole phrase is tell you do not burn the kettle without water in it.

  • #138

    Tian (Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:47)

    Glad to share with my students in Chinese Skype Lessons about "What would you like to bring to your home country ",a question asked to those who spent a year in China. Surprisingly, almost all of them are talking about Wechat payment or Allipay . Students of Chinese Skype Lessons are looking forward to experiencing such wonders!

  • #139

    Tian (Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:51)

    "Who has big eyes in your family ?" A Chinese Skype Lessons tutor asked one of our Chinese Skype Lessons students. My dog ! It's pretty normal for westerners who have dogs as pets who are considered family members . But for most Chinese , they don't ! A surprising answer in Chinese skype Lessons!

  • #140

    Tian (Saturday, 03 June 2017 11:19)

    Chinese Skype Lessons can provide you with answers to any kinds of questions. For example:Why do I need some time when reading Chinese characters to recognise the words? A question put forward by Julie in her Chinese Skype Lessons. Here is the answer : Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about how long it takes for you to recognize words in Chinese Skype lessons , the fact that you can recognize them is important. Your speed of recognition will increase as you become more used to reading Chinese characters.

  • #141

    Tian (Saturday, 03 June 2017 11:22)

    Today's answer to my student of Chinese Skype Lessons :Do I have to know Mandarin to live in China, or could I survive with just English? You most definitely can live in China without even being able to speak a single word of it, but knowing Chinese definitely makes you enjoy more. That's the point of learning Chinese by taking our Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #142

    Tian (Saturday, 03 June 2017 11:28)

    Top Chinese Skype Lessons today:If I arrive in China and am unable to communicate in Chinese , will people will understand my situation? My student of Chinese Skype Lessons is so worried about her trip to China. That's why she has such questions.My answer is : you should better develop a strong set of survial Chinese communication skills before you arrive. Learn to count, ask directions, basic daily conversational phrases, how to say thank you and please, etc. Study with TCH Chinese Skype Lessons should be able to help you out.

  • #143

    张斯淇 (Saturday, 03 June 2017 16:56)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I helped 小昆, 小汀 and 小帕 review the unit three so that we could begin to learn the unit. At the first time I taught them, we began at unit three. And I spent a long time to make them remember the words and sentences. I was so glad to see that all of them learn well in my Chinese Skype Lesson. Hope they can learn more knowledge and love the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #144

    李婷 (Sunday, 04 June 2017 14:49)

    I am enjoy Chinese Skype Lessons with my new student-Admar.He is so clever,he has a good grasp of Chinese grammar,i am surprised that he can make some sentences which are long and difficult!!!But,i hope he can write more Chinese characters after the Chinese Skype Lessons,it will help him to remember the Chinese characters better.

  • #145

    张舒婷 (Sunday, 04 June 2017 18:27)

    Today we had our Chinese-Learning class again,小龙and I.小龙is a quite smart boy and I really like him.I have had been ready to finish Lesson17 today,however,since we have talked about the division of age of ancient China and it took us a little bit long time.Hope 小龙could understand some of itWhat's more,it seemed that 小龙still has some problem about it.So,We would make it next Sunday.

  • #146

    张斯淇 (Monday, 05 June 2017 15:40)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, 佳怡 finally finished the lesson10 and began the new class. The new leasson is about Internet. So we talked about some interesting functions about it. What's more, she learnt two new sentences such as “什么都” and “要是……就……”. 佳怡 always could learn new knowledge well and fast in Chinese Skype Lesson. Hope she can learn more Chinese and love it.

  • #147

    Liu (Tuesday, 06 June 2017 09:52)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, 伊蒙 and I learned some new words about occupations and family members.Now,伊蒙 can understand more Chinese words and sentences each time we have Chinese Skype Lessons.Altough he's always busy and has very limited time to learn,he still make big progresse .During the online class ,he could use what we learned today to ask me questions.I'm really glad about it.

  • #148

    洪梓璇 (Wednesday, 07 June 2017 02:57)

    We had topic about different between 先辈 and 前辈 in today's Chinese Skype lesson , I said 先辈 is 有名( famous )but 去世(died), 蓝富 quickly responded, 前辈 is older than you but haven't died, I was happy that he was thinking with Chinese thinking ,蓝富 surprised me many times in Chinese Skype lesson.

  • #149

    洪梓璇 (Wednesday, 07 June 2017 03:15)

    Where would you like to travel most? In my
    Chinese Skype Lessons with 珊妮,She said that South Korea is the best choice because she travels while studying Chinese and Korean, and she had achieved the goal now , she and her mother will come to China in next year .I'll help her to learn more about China.

  • #150

    LIU (Thursday, 08 June 2017 07:30)

    During today's Chinese Skype lesson,伊蒙 learned how to talk about age , such as "你今年多大"。After today's Chinese Skype lesson,he knew three different sentences to ask people in different ages.We learned "漂亮",伊蒙 asked me can this adjactive used in other situation like a wonderful shot? I said yes. And we will learn more adjactives to describe people next class.

  • #151

    洪梓璇 (Friday, 09 June 2017 02:54)

    we had Chinese Skype Lesson for YCT3 today,At first I thought listening practice was a little difficult for 林娜. I didn't expect her to listen quickly and choose the right answer. Next, I'll let her try harder listening exercises in Chinese SKype Lesson, and I'm sure She can understand gradually,she is a cleverer student than I thought.

  • #152

    LIU (Friday, 09 June 2017 05:11)

    In today's Chinese Skype lesson,it's my first time to meet 杜文. His Chinese really surprised me.He can speak Chinese like the native speakers,very fluently.During today's Chinese Skype lesson,we talked about the hot topic “高考”.杜文 knew “高考” because he used to heard from his students.I told 杜文 in China “高考” is very important,but "成事在人".

  • #153

    张斯淇 (Saturday, 10 June 2017 09:29)

    I was surprised when 小昆 told me that today is 小帕's birthday in the Chinese Skype Lesson. And then, he showed me his gift, a paper crown, which made by himself. It looked so beautiful that I said that 小昆 is a good brother. When 小汀 had the Chinese Skype Lesson, I asked what he prepared for 小帕. He was l
    a little shy and told me that it is a painting. And after that he told me so much gifts which his famliy prepared for 小帕. Also, I sang a Chinese happy birthday song to 小帕 when he had the Chinese Skype Lesson. Although it seems that all of them were not very concentrated in today's Chinese Skype Lesson, it could be understood cause it is a happy day for them.

  • #154

    Tian (Saturday, 10 June 2017 12:03)

    Top question for Chinese Skype lessons:What does the Chinese expression “谈恋爱” mean in English?Already good answers here.
    Let me add that 谈恋爱 (tán liàn ài- let’s shorten it as TLA) has very different definitions in different times.But it is just fall in love with each other.We will learn more ways to say this in next Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #155

    Tian (Sunday, 11 June 2017 12:24)

    I was shcked by my student from Chinese Skype Lessons. His question is “这是什么鬼”?it is a very oral expression in China .it just appears in Internet and joke .you never write it down on the books and other official document .

    this sentence means that “what is this ?/what is that ?”in English .but in chinese ,it not just means that “what is this?”.it also means that you feel amazing.or in other words,it means that you are astonished by something.We got to learn in what context it is used via Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #156

    邹嘉丽 (Sunday, 11 June 2017 17:58)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons, I still helped my student to learn some new words. What's more, I show her the Calligraphy of new words. And she is so interested in these. I am so happy that my student has a better understanding of Chinese culture in the Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #157

    邹嘉丽 (Monday, 12 June 2017 17:09)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip : What does the Chinese expression “菜鸟” mean in English? Already good answers here. “菜鸟”(cài niǎo) means “rookie” in English. When someone joined a team or an organization, and he has to adapt to the new environment, we called him as 菜鸟. We will learn more idiomatic Chinese expressions in next Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #158

    LIU (Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:13)

    In unit 5, 伊蒙 learned how to asking about occupations,ages and family members.During today's Chinese Skype lesson,we did some exercises to review the pattern drill "我在...工作" and we learned six new words from Unit 6.In the past,we needed to spend four Chinese Skype lessons on studying one unit,but this time,we only need three.It's a small progress.

  • #159

    Tian (Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:13)

    Chinese Skype Lessons top question:
    I'm in the intermediate level now and I feel I'm improving really slow in the moment... I read some articles about goal settings for language learning and it seems really good, but I can't think of good goals...

    Can you guys give me some ideas and share some of your language learning goals with me?

    Actually any Chinese Skype Lessons can improve your conversational skills and you can aimed at improving your fluency and efficiency in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #160

    邹嘉丽 (Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:37)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip : 白酒(bái jǐu) which is a unique type of distilled wine in China, is one of the seven largest distilled spirits in the world. Because of the influence of Chinese liquor culture, Chinese people like to drink at the dinner table. They have great skills of getting other people drunk. The more you drink, the more polite and respectful you are. This is the reason why Chinese people always like to drain their drinks. In Chinese Skype Lessons, you will learn more about the Chinese local custom culture.

  • #161

    LIU (Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:24)

    Today,our Chinese Skype lesson topic is "网红",it's very controversial recently.I am surprised that 杜文 know many new words like “网红" "正能量",he said that he never heard of it before but he can understand when I said it.We read a news about a father who taught his five- years- old son wirewalking to become "网红". We both agree that it's not good for a kid. In addition, 杜文 is an open-minded person.It's a great pleasure to have Chinese Skype lesson with him.

  • #162

    Tian (Thursday, 15 June 2017 09:46)

    Top question for today's Chinese skype Lessons: Is Cantonese harder to learn than Mandarin Chinese?It’s not. There are far more resources for learning Mandarin, far more speakers of the language and it’s a lot easier in terms of the tones. In Mandarin’s 4 tones, absolute pitch barely matters. If the direction of the pitch change is right, people can understand your tones. Cantonese has 7 tones, though! A high level pitch is very different from a mid level pitch.

  • #163

    邹嘉丽 (Thursday, 15 June 2017 17:22)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip : “变态”(biàn tài)can be used as a noun and adverb in Chinese. When it is used as a noun, it means psychopath. Besides, “变态” is also an adverb that expresses degree in China. For example, Malaxianguo which is one of the Chinese dishes, can have a biantai spicy level. It means a high spicy level making people crazy.

  • #164

    王琪 (Friday, 16 June 2017 05:33)

    It's the first time for me to have a Chinese Skype Lesson to 深建.We learn about how to express the date "几月几日" in Chinese Skype Lesson. He is very modest.I feel very happy to meet his,looking forward to next class.

  • #165

    LIU (Friday, 16 June 2017 07:22)

    In today's Chinese Skype lesson,伊蒙 learned how to make phone calls and answer the phone calls.We still need to spend some times on reviewing the last lesson because 伊蒙 is always very busy.But I still found 伊蒙 make progress on pronunciation.We will learn more sentences in next Chinese Skype lesson.

  • #166

    邹嘉丽 (Friday, 16 June 2017 15:44)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip : “粽子”(zóng zǐ) is a traditional Chinese food, made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo. They are cooked by steaming or boiling. It is a festival food for Chinese people to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. At the meanwhile, the tradition of “粽子” is meant to remind us to commemorate Qu Yuan, who is the great patriotic poet in China. If you want to know more about Chinese culture, I think Chinese Skype Lessons will help you.

  • #167

    Tian (Saturday, 17 June 2017 04:48)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tips for leaning Chinese via Skype: in Mandarin where does the expression 很牛,很菜 come from? Chinese Skype Lessons offer a variety of slangs used in morden Chinese .很菜 is related to 菜鸟, meaning a green hand , a novice whereas 很牛means awesome as you are experienced and very competent.

  • #168

    陈奕敏 (Sunday, 18 June 2017 13:15)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip : What does the Chinese expression “老铁” in English? Well,we find a solution to the problem together. “老铁” means “brother” in English. It is used to describe intimate friend. “老”as an adverb of degree,modifies the adjective"铁",and indicates a high degree of expression.Chinese Skype Lessons will help you learn more idiomatic Chinese expressions.

  • #169

    邹嘉丽 (Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:43)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip : “刷牙”(shuā yá)and“牙刷”(yá shuā) are made up of two Chinese characters which are completely reversed. “刷牙” is a verb, meaning brush one’s teeth. And as a noun, “牙刷” means a toothbrush. They look similar in Chinese, but they mean completely different. If you make mistake with them, you will make a joke. Take part in Chinese Skype Lessons, you can learn more interesting Chinese words.

  • #170

    陈奕敏 (Monday, 19 June 2017 17:20)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip : How to say :“ 你问我我问谁”? "You ask me I ask who" is not the really answer.So how to express this sentence in English?The correct answer is here:How am I supposed to know?“ 你问我我问谁” not only express the meaning:I don't know but also express the emotion: impatient,why do you think I know?We will learn more idiomatic Chinese expression in next Chinese Skype Lessons .

  • #171

    LIU (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 07:56)

    In today's Chinese Skype lesson,we kept learning unit 6.But 伊蒙 was so busy these days.He has no time to review.So at the beginning,we need to spend some time on reviewing.We still need to do a lot of exercises in next Chinese Skype lesson.

  • #172

    Cher (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:56)

    In today's ChineseSkype class, I have a new experience that I have to do an interpretation for my student. It's a challenge for me. I need to concentrate on Nivedita's word so carefully and need to search for information on the Internet so fast because I had to explain some professional term like EMDR for her. It's a great experience and I have learnt a lot.

  • #173

    陈奕敏 (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:15)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip :The word "恩”consists of "因”and“心”.It means gratitude in china.Because(因) someone pay painstaking effort(心)for your growth,We should be grateful for being alive today .Gratitude is a simple way to make yourself feel happy.So much for today,see you in next Chinese Skype Lessons .

  • #174

    陈奕敏 (Wednesday, 21 June 2017 06:43)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip : “汉服”(hàn fú) is a traditional costume in China.It has a history more than 3000 years.Hanfu refers to the pre-17th century traditional clothing of the Han Chinese,the predominant ethnic group of China.If you want to know more about Chinese culture, I think Chinese Skype Lessons will help you.

  • #175

    Liu (Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:20)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: “辣眼睛” (là yǎn jinɡ ) is a funny Chinese Slang. “辣” is spicy."眼睛” is eyes. The phrase means my eyes hurt like a pepper in my eyes. So it can be used in the situation when you see something ugly or disgusting.Generally speaking,you can make jokes with your friends using “辣眼睛”.Chinese Skype lesson is always funny and interesting.

  • #176

    Tian (Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:03)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: How to say " I love in Chinese "?•ài-爱[verb] to love.“我爱你Wǒ ài nǐ”I love you
    uh,it is easy say in a words. But there have difference saying in mandarin.Such as “爱” Or there also can said that :中意你、喜欢你。
    Also there have a good sentence to say:you R The apple in my eyes(你是我的菜)
    Those I wrote is young people always saying.But to our elder family member, it means respect.
    hope this can help you when you have Chinese Skype lessons.

  • #177

    陈奕敏 (Thursday, 22 June 2017 12:38)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip : The Tang Dynasty was the golden age of Classical Chinese poetry .“A bosom friend afar brings a distance land near.”This sentence means “海内存知己,天涯若比邻”in Chinese.Tang poems can further improve your language skills and enhance your understanding of Chinese culture.If you want to know more about Chinese culture, I think Chinese Skype Lessons will help you.

  • #178

    陈奕敏 (Friday, 23 June 2017 17:24)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip : China Peking Opera(京剧) is China's "national essence. Is China's biggest operas. It is a comprehensive performing arts gathers to sing (唱), read (独白), do (性能), fight (武术), dance (舞蹈) as a whole, by means of program performance Syrian Telling Stories, carved figures, expressing "happiness, anger, sadness and joy, surprise ., fear, sadness. "We will learn more Chinese culture in next Chinese Skype Lessons .

  • #179

    Tian (Saturday, 24 June 2017 03:30)

    Chinese Skpye Lessons tip: what is the difference between 非常好 and 很好? great question for Chinese Skype Lessons. 非常好 (fēicháng hǎo) means very good. 很好 (hěn hǎo) means the same thing but to a lesser degree.

    In practice, 很好 is regularly used to mean "good" rather than "very good" so the strength of the word is a bit diluted. This is why 非常好 comes in handy.

  • #180

    Tian (Monday, 26 June 2017 05:30)

    Chinese Skype Lessons question: Will learning Chinese language via Skype useful? The answer is definite. Besides all the advantages, Knowing a second language is proven to improve your mental prowess, so even if you’re just thinking of learning Mandarin for fun, even that will be useful in the long-run, Chinese Skype lessons are good choices.A second language looks very good on job applications, because it shows you are capable of learning, that you’re open-minded, and it offers them a resource they may have never been able to tap into before (maybe they wanted to branch out but had no one who spoke another language to do it).

  • #181

    Tian (Monday, 26 June 2017 05:31)

    In Chinese, how do you differentiate “The baby woke up” (action of changing from asleep to awake) versus “baby is awake” (state of not being asleep)?

  • #182

    Tian (Monday, 26 June 2017 05:34)

    Chinese Skype lessons question for today :In Chinese, how do you differentiate “The baby woke up” (action of changing from asleep to awake) versus “baby is awake” (state of not being asleep)? Hope the following answers from Chinese Skype lessons will help you cleared up.
    •to wake up/ to be awake =醒(xíng)
    •to go to bed /to sleep =睡觉(shuì jiào),

    Negation :not asleep =没睡觉,not fallen asleep= 没睡着
    •To get up/ to get out of bed=起床(qǐ chuáng)

    The baby woke up =宝宝醒了

    The baby is awake= 宝宝没睡觉

  • #183

    LIU (Friday, 30 June 2017 07:52)

    Chinese Skype lesson is always convenient and flexible.No matter where you are or what your vacation is.During today's Chinese Skype lesson,伊蒙 and I reviewed four situations of making calls and answering the phone.At the beginning 伊蒙 want to say long time no see but he forgot, so I reminded him it is “好久不见”. Then when we were learning "稍等", he needed to get the water, so he said “稍等”. And when he's back, I said it's not "稍等" it's "久等". He burst into laughter.

  • #184

    邹嘉丽 (Friday, 07 July 2017 18:00)

    In today's Chinese Skype class, I have the first class for my new student 那吾. I gave him two pictures and asked him to tell a story about them. And he did a good job about it. What's more, I taught him some new words during the exercise. It's a great experience for us in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #185

    Tian (Sunday, 09 July 2017 04:43)

    Chinese Skype Lesson question:Is it enough to just learn pinyin to work in Mainland China?Very practical question for those who take Chinese Skype lessons.

    I’ve been teaching Chinese to foreigners for years, so I think I can offer some insight.

    In response to your question, you don’t learn Mandarin by osmosis. There’s a myth that simply by being surrounded by another language, you’ll absorb it and learn it. Not true. You’ll pick up some small things, but if you don’t put in a concerted effort to learn, that’s all you’ll pick up. There are a lot of foreigners who come to China and never bother to study the language. I discourage this. Please study Chinese if you visit!

  • #186

    Tian (Sunday, 09 July 2017 04:45)

    Continused: Chinese Skype Lesson question:Is it enough to just learn pinyin to work in Mainland China? If you want to learn you have to practice, and you should have a qualified teacher. Mandarin is not a language conducive to self-study, particularly when it comes to speaking it. There’s no way you’ll be able to master the Chinese spoken tones without having a teacher to help you along. Finding a teacher has never been easier, and online classes allow you to study on your schedule, so Chinese Skype lessons are ideal for you to start.

  • #187

    Tian (Sunday, 09 July 2017 04:50)

    Continused: Chinese Skype Lesson question:Is it enough to just learn pinyin to work in Mainland China?
    As for pinyin, no, it is not enough. A single pinyin syllable represents many Chinese characters. In simple sentences it is fine, but you’ll quickly find that it doesn’t take long for pinyin to become useless beyond that. Pinyin isn’t meant to be a replacement for Chinese characters, it’s meant to help students learn to speak Chinese. I wrote more about the purpose of pinyin over here.

    Hopefully that answers your question. Again, I strongly recommend finding a teacher to take Skype Chinese lessons at !

  • #188

    袁倚琪 (Monday, 10 July 2017 11:36)

    In Chinese Skype Lessons today, we had great of fun and Lisa was very interested in learning. Some funny words were given her to learn by herself at first. And then I answered her questions with patience. To my surprise, she can remember quickly and very well. Lastly, Lisa told me that she appreciated it a lot because she knew more about Chinese culture from Chinese Skype lessons and she was strongly determined to continue learning Chinese culture. Lastly, I hope we can get progress together and get along well with each other so that we can have a happy relationship.

  • #189

    吴纯 (Monday, 10 July 2017 13:42)

    Hello,today,Chinese Skype introduces a festival to you.Spring Festival is the most important day for the Chinese.It means a new start for the new year in lunar calendar.During the Spring Festival,as a tradition,the elder always give a sum of money in red envelopes to the junior which is called lucky money.People also have a chance to go home and reunite.Therefore,no matter what people do in this holiday,is the way to bless good luck for the coming year. I hope you can have a better understanding for the Spring Festival by reading the article from Chinese Skype.

  • #190

    吴纯 (Tuesday, 11 July 2017 03:00)

    Hello,nice to meet you again,welcome to Chinese Skype.Today, let us talk about animals in Chinese.In Chinese traditional culture,there are twelve main animals and all of them have their orders. The first one is mouse,the second one is ox,and the rest can be done in the same manner:tiger,rabbit,dragon,snake ,horse,sheep ,monkey ,chicken ,dog ,pig.
    Ancient Chinese people widely used this order in time and other areas.Thanks for reading the article from Chinese Skype.

  • #191

    袁倚琪 (Tuesday, 11 July 2017 03:45)

    Chinese Skype lessons tip: What is the difference between "你" and "您"? great question for Chinese Skype lessons. "你" means you, "您" means the same thing but to a higher degree of respect.
    In practice, "你" is commonly used among friends', classmates' and youger people's conversations. However, "您" is used to call the elder or someone you are respect for.

  • #192

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 11 July 2017 16:03)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip1:Summer has come and it is always hot. Next Saturday is “大暑”,one of twenty-four solar terms in Chinese. In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip we will talk about twenty-four solar terms. In ancient China, most Chinese farm for a living. They need many information when farming. However, the ancient science and technology is not developed like now. How did they do? They observed weather and climate and summarized. Then twenty-four solar terms have been maken and handed down from age to age. People know when to seed or harvest is suitable according to twenty-four solar terms.

  • #193

    洪小玲 (Tuesday, 11 July 2017 16:13)

    Today Chinese Skype lessons introduce minority cultures. There are 56 ethnic minorities Chinese, each nation is different. For example, the famous Dai Songkran, once a year the Mongolian wrestling Festival, national minority unique clothing has become a Chinese culture in a beautiful landscape.Ethnic equality, ethnic integration, the common prosperity of all nationalities is the basic principle of the national policy. Chinese show China minority culture to people all over the world, is a part of China culture opening, but also show the important aspect of Chinese cultural diversity. Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #194

    袁倚琪 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 04:19)

    Chinese Skype lessons tip: Why Chinese people try to "hit the car" when they need to go outside? That's a great question for Chinese Skype lessons. Actually, "hit the car"means"打车" in Chinese according to the surface. However, both of them are not the same. As a matter of fact, if we want to translate the actual meaning of "打车", we need to say "call the taxi" in English. "打" doesn't always mean hit or hurt. Why we say "打车" instead of "搭车" is that its pronunciation was influenced by Cantonese long long time ago. With the rapid development as well as the need of communication among different parts of China, the expression of "打车"(call a taxi)spreaded to the mainland. Therefore, most of us don't say "搭车" but "打车".

  • #195

    吴纯 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:37)

    Welcome to Chinese Skype Lesson. Do you know the Lantern Festival?It is also called the Chinese Valentine‘s day because women in ancient time could have engagement with men on this day, the fifteenth day of the first month in lunar calendar.Childern went out with their friends,too.It is a traditional festival which has lots of fun.Thanks for your reading in Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #196

    周雅含 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:32)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip2:In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip, we will talk about seasons. How can we speak “season” in Chinese? We say “jijie”(季节). As is known to all, one year has four seasons which are spring, summer, autumn and winter. In Chinese, they say“chun” “xia””qiu” “dong”(“春夏秋冬”). Yesterday I just said that in ancient China most Chinese farm for a living. For farmers, season is important factor. Therefore, there are many songs about seasons in ancient Chinese.

  • #197

    洪小玲 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:59)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:Since Chinese ancient times, advocating harmony, modesty, refined style became Chinese intrinsic character of both internally and externally, "和" is the most precious, the "home and everything"; the "five principles of peaceful coexistence, let the growing influence of the big stage in China the bigger the foreign friends received praise and respect, this is an important manifestation of Chinese and culture.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #198

    张斯淇 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:42)

    I don't have the Chinese Skype Lessons for 佳怡 about two weeks cause she is traveling in China now. We had talked about many things about China in the Chinese Skype Lessons. And in last class she told me that it is the second time for her to come to China. So I am very look forward to having the Chinese Skype Lesson for her cause I really want to know her experence in China. Hope she could have a good trip.

  • #199

    张斯淇 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:52)

    In last Chinese Skype Lessons, I help Mabou to sing a Chinese song called 明月几时有. Actually, she is good at singing and she already remembered the melody of this song very well. However, she has a perfrom so her mom wants she could be perfect. So I help Mabou to make sure the pronunciation of words correctly. I am so glad to teach a song in Chinese Skype Lesson cause it is very interesting. Hope Mabou can make it perfect in her perform.

  • #200

    张斯淇 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 17:05)

    Kine talked with me about some music in the Chinese Skype Lesson. He used to tell me that he joins in a band and he likes music. So I share some words like 粉丝,偶像,专辑 to him. However he told me that he doesn't have an idol. So funny! I guess he wants to be an idol cause he share me his song called 2D. It is a good song with wonderful melody. He said I am their first fans in China. I am so gald to hear that in our Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #201

    袁倚琪 (Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:27)

    In this Chinese Skype lessons, I would like to introduce a story of Guangzhou to all of you. As we all know, Guangzhou is fomous as "YangCheng"(羊城). However, few of you don't understand why Guangzhou is called YangCheng too. For there are many sheep? Of course not! As the saying goes, “五羊衔谷,萃于楚庭”. It means that in the Zhou Dynasty, Guangzhou had been sufferring from agricultural disasters and hunger for few years. One day, five celestial beings rode colourful auspicious clouds with five goats appearing in Guangzhou. And then, five celestial beings asked the goats to share their excellent earheads in their mouth with Guangzhou people and wish Guangzhou will not have more hunger and left. At last, five goats became the stone and Guangzhou became the richest city in Lingnan. Therefore, YangCheng is also used to call Guangzhou. Hope you enjoy this time of Chinese Skype lessons tip!

  • #202

    洪小玲 (Thursday, 13 July 2017 15:20)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:Greeting etiquette, things are different. Chinese when they meet to shake hands with the main ceremony, while Westerners meet a hug, kiss, kiss the hand and ritual action to express a warm and sincere greetings to the distinguished guests. Chinese greeting will say "Hello, do not eat?" while the Westerners usually start with the weather as a topic, which is closely related to the eastern and Western culture.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #203

    吴纯 (Thursday, 13 July 2017 15:39)

    Hello,welcome to Chinese Skype Lesson.Let me introduce a widely known Chinese story to you.Long time ago,a man of the state of Zheng wanted to buy a pair of shoes.Therefore,he measured his feet with a measure gauge and then went to the market with the length of the feet.But he forgot to bring it so he bought nothing at all.
    To be honest,he could try on the shoses with his feet but he did not change his mind .The story tells us that we had better trust ourselves rather then trust others.Thanks for your reading in Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #204

    周雅含 (Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:04)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip3:In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip, we will talk about twelve animals in Chinese. In China, there are twelve special animals used to symbolize the year in which a person is born. They are rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, chicken, dog and pig. In China, you may hear someone asked which year of the animal were you born in? Those animals are meanful in Chinese culture.

  • #205

    袁倚琪 (Friday, 14 July 2017 08:15)

    Hi! It's Chinese Skype Lessons again! In this Chinese Skype Lessons,I am going to talking something about Guangdong Opera to you. Guangdong Opera(“粤剧”), is popular in Guangdong, south of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Hong Kong and Macao. Cantonese opera originated in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), beginning under the reign of the emperor Jiajing (1522-64) and developed through the centuries. Formerly, the music was almost identical to older and more established operatic types, but since the beginning of this century it has become a blend of conventional patterns and fragments from Cantonese folk melodies, popular songs, modern Cantonese instrumental compositions and even Western tunes.
    Next lessons,I would like to share my experience about Guangdong Oprea with you!

  • #206

    邹嘉丽 (Friday, 14 July 2017 11:41)

    It's the second time for me to have a Chinese Skype Lesson to 那吾. Maybe my teaching content is too much, I didn’t finish today’s teaching content completely. Besides, I feel 那吾 is a bit not concentration in the Chinese Skype Lesson. I hope we will do better in the next class.

  • #207

    周雅含 (Friday, 14 July 2017 13:07)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip4:In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about “dog” in Chinese and English. In English, dog always represents something commendatory. Like English often say “lucky dog” to show wishes to others. However, in Chinese, “dog” is always derogatory. In Chinese, dog is “狗”. Also it has another name ”犬”. “dog” is often used in some situation to abuse others or mockery oneself. For example, Confucius used “丧家之犬”to describe the predicament he met. In this situation, ”dog” is used for self-mockery. By the way, “丧家之犬”means a poor man who like a homeless dog .

  • #208

    吴纯 (Friday, 14 July 2017 15:55)

    Welcome to Chinese Skype Lesson.Today,I want to show a traditional Chinese festival– the Mid-Autumn Festival.In this festival,people reunite and have a big meal with their family.After the dinner,they appreciate the moon in the wide areas.According to the legend,there was a women who called ChangE leaved her husband and ran into the moon because of the force of the mother of Heaven.Therefore,ancient people set this festival in order to commemorate her.This is today's Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #209

    洪小玲 (Friday, 14 July 2017 16:38)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:Today I will show Chinese Delicacy culture.Delicacy, each place has different local characteristics. The Chinese has vast territory and abundant resources eight cuisine, Hunan, Guangdong. Shandong and so on, which are enough to make a visit to foreign friends gathered here, linger. While the west, the most famous is the elegant Western-style food, with red wine and music, as if people in the fairy tale. With the development of economy, the East West cultural exchanges become more frequent, delicacy culture is also widely spread, can let all the people can enjoy Chinese unique delicacy.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #210

    Liu (Saturday, 15 July 2017 01:50)

    On Thursday, 思培 and I read a economical file on Chinese Skype Lesson. There are many trade terms in the file, therefore I need to know about it in advance. 思培 is a very good learner, she is always modest and polite. During the Chinese Skype Lesson, when we talked about the “直播” ,she told me she also know "网红" . Although she live in US, she still know hit things among Chinese young people.That's all for the Chinese Skype lesson.

  • #211

    Liu (Saturday, 15 July 2017 02:12)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: 雨后春笋(yǔ hòu chūn sǔn ) is an useful idiom.It means sprung up in English.It says that after rainning,the bamboo shoots grows very fast.The analogy meaning is new things come forth rapidly and in large numbers. In today's Chinese Skype Lesson,思培 learned this idiom when we talk about the AI company,it “如雨后春笋般涌现”.That's how we use “雨后春笋” most of the time.

  • #212

    洪小玲 (Saturday, 15 July 2017 07:43)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:The shadow play is one of the China intangible cultural heritage, the curtain of a few people, a shadow operator model, show the character model in the smart finger against changgeuk. True to life under the play known to every family story, such as "let the audience borrow arrows with thatched boats", the audience was all eyes, awfully shadow. Has spread to overseas, so that more and more craftsmen into the heritage of the shadow play in the ranks.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #213

    Liu (Saturday, 15 July 2017 14:20)

    People always say they don't have time, but smart people always have time to learn and improve themselves.After a whole day's work, she still want to have Chinese Skype Lesson.We talked about "人工智能" during the Chinese Skype Lesson.Nowadays,China's science and technology is developing rapidly, and many high-tech talents are considering returning to the domestic development,especially for “人工智能”, many compaines sprung up,so more and more talents are inneed.During the Chines Skype Lesson,we also talked about Baidu founder Li brodcasted riding unmanned vehicle.

  • #214

    Liu (Saturday, 15 July 2017 14:35)

    I haven't seen 瑷郆 for over a month, but today we have Chinese Skype Class. I think she's doing well.We are working on a trainning document during the Chinese Skye Class.She hopes her trainning will not be so serious,so she asked me how to express herself well.I told her that her words could be more modest and sincere,such as “互相学习 互相交流”. At the end of the Chinse Skype class, she asked me if I live in Beijing, I told her I live in Guangdong.She said she missed Guandong dim sum very much,I replied "Then welcome home any times!"

  • #215

    周雅含 (Saturday, 15 July 2017 15:35)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip5:In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese drinks. The most popular drinks are tea and rice wine. Certainly they has long history. In ancient China, they always produced at home will nowadays you can see them in shop commonly. They can been seen in kinds of feasts. People often present tes and wine as gifts at festivals.

  • #216

    吴纯 (Saturday, 15 July 2017 17:02)

    Welcome to Chinese Skype Lesson. As we know, nowaday,more and more Chinese prefer to spent money on travel or reading than eating and shopping.Because their mind has changed,their spiritual costing occupies a lot.With the knowledge plays an important part in the developement of the economy, people eager to enrich themslves by doing more reading or open thier horizon by travling.This is today's Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #217

    袁倚琪 (Saturday, 15 July 2017 17:31)

    Last Chinese Skype Lessons, I introduced what is Guangdong Opera to you. And during this Chinese Skype Lessons, I am going to talking my experience about Guangdong Opera with you. Actually, I didn't like to listen to it when I was a little girl. However, I suddenly fell in love with it because of my grandpa. My grandpa is keen on playing the Erhu("二胡"), and he often plays Guangdong Opera at home. Therefore, my attitude towards Guangdong Opera is influenced by my grandpa. Gradually, I enjoy listening to it and I ask my grandpa to teach me how to play the Erhu. I think Erhu is a typical musical instrument of China,and hope you love it and have a try to play it.

  • #218

    洪小玲 (Sunday, 16 July 2017 14:42)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:The courtyard(四合院), Beijing landmark building. Before a courtyard is a family, the four corners of the world together, symbolizes reunion, harmony. Although the courtyard of residential buildings, but contains profound cultural connotation, is the carrier of Chinese traditional culture. At the same time, the construction and the pattern reflects the traditional ideological and China rank of yin and Yang the theory of the five elements..Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #219

    周雅含 (Sunday, 16 July 2017 15:36)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip6:In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about opera in China. There is a Chinese word “南腔北调”. It means that operas in Northern China and southern China are varied. Actually operas have kinds of schools. For example, the best known is 京剧(Beijng Opera). Besides, Henan Province has 豫剧(Henan Opera),Guangdong Province has 粤剧(Guangdong opera). 越剧 (Yue Opera),黄梅戏(Huangmeixi),评剧(Pingju)and so on also spread widely. By the way, in my hometown, 潮剧 (Teochew opera) is our treasure.

  • #220

    袁倚琪 (Sunday, 16 July 2017 15:49)

    Hello! It's time for Chinese Skype Lessons! In this Chinese Skype Lessons, you are going to learn something about Guangzhou.Guangzhou is the largest city in south China and it's a place where I grow up. It's so big and marvelous that most visitors have not enough time to enjoy it. Guangzhou, a lifetime is not enough is even a saying for Cantonese.Guangzhou is a nice place, because the trees and flowers are planted everywhere. They can purify the waste gas and offer us the fresh air. Especially in spring days, the city is decorated with different kinds of beautiful flowers, so it can be regarded as a flower land. Welcome to Guangzhou. I believe you will have a wonderful time.

  • #221

    吴纯 (Sunday, 16 July 2017 16:46)

    Welcome to Chinese Skype Lesson. The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival. It usually falls in October in the Gregorian calendar. In an ancient and mysterious book Yi Jing, or The Book of Changes, number "6" was thought to be of Yin character, meaning feminine or negative, while number "9" was thought to be Yang, meaning masculine or positive. So the number nine in both month and day create the Double Ninth Festival, or Chongyang Festival. Chong in Chinese means "double." Also, as double ninth was pronounced the same as the word to signify "forever", both are "Jiu Jiu," the Chinese ancestors considered it an auspicious day worth celebration. That's why ancient Chinese began to celebrate this festival long time ago.
    The custom of ascending a height to avoid epidemics was passed down from long time ago. Therefore, the Double Ninth Festival is also called "Height Ascending Festival". The height people will reach is usually a mountain or a tower. Ancient literary figures have left many poems depicting the activity. Even today, people still swarm to famous or little known mountains on this day.
    This is today's Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #222

    袁倚琪 (Monday, 17 July 2017 05:08)

    In Last Chinese Skype Lessons, I introduced some basic information of Guangzhou to you and invited you to come here. I am sure that some of you are interested in it and wonder where you can go. Therefore, in this Chinese Skype Lessons, I am going to show you Guangzhou's famous architecture-- Canton Tower. The Canton Tower, in Chinese called Guǎngzhōu tǎ (also called Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower) is the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Dubai in Dubai, UAE. What's more, the interior of the tower is divided into several zones and you will have a great fun there. In a word, Canton tower is a large urban infrastructure with sightseeing tours, radio and television transmission, entertainment and urban window functions. It is a landmark building in Guangzhou. So just come here and have fun!

  • #223

    洪小玲 (Monday, 17 July 2017 11:39)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:The climate in the south is sufficient China damp heat, rain, so the main food crops in rice, in Guangdong, the most famous is the herbal tea and soup. And in the southwest region, the local people mainly use hot to reconcile the body's moisture. The north area is dry, food crops to wheat and sorghum.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #224

    周雅含 (Monday, 17 July 2017 12:56)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip7:In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about “the four jewels of the study”(文房四宝). “The four jewels of the study”(文房四宝) refers to writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper. Previously when you want to write something you cannot get away one of them. While nowadays you can use pen and paper also just a mobile phone or a computer. That is more convenient. But as the gem of Chinese culture, they couldn’t be forgot.

  • #225

    吴纯 (Monday, 17 July 2017 14:09)

    Welcome to Chinese Skype Lesson.The dragon boat festival is a traditional chinese fastival.We hold the festival to remember the great poet Qu Yuan.He was a loyal minister of Chu,and ended his life in Miluo river after his country been destroyed by the enemy.
    During dragon boat festival,we eat zongzi,which is a special dumpling made of rice and have some sweet stuffing in it.In many provinces,there would be a boating race,and many people would insert Amy on the door,in order to exorcise evil spirits and blessing for peace.Many children would wear a kind of special hand catenary,it made of five colors of cotton lines.It is believed that it can help the chilren become healther. These is today's Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #226

    LIU (Monday, 17 July 2017 15:33)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: 挥金如土 (huī jīn rú tǔ)is a Chinese idiom."挥' means spend, "金" represent money, "如" means like, "土" means dirt.Literally, this idiom means that when you spend money, you feel that it is not money but the dirt without value. It used to describe extreme extravagance. In English we say "spend money like water" or "big spender". I explained the meaning to 瑷郆 during the Chinese Skype Lesson , she said she can really imagined that and the metaphor is so interesting.
    So, how can we use “挥金如土”? We can use it to describe a lavish person.
    · 他是一个挥金如土的人。(He spend money like water.)

  • #227

    袁倚琪 (Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:05)

    According to a Chinese saying, filial piety is the most important of all virtues. So Chinese people attach great importance to filial piety in all ages. Therefore, in Chinese Skype Lessons of this week, some stories about filial piety will be shown to make you know more about it. In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I will tell a story of Polyester Pro a urinal(涤亲溺器). Huang Tingjian, the Northern Song Dynasty Fenning (now Jiangxi Xiushui), a famous poet and calligrapher. While in high positions, serve the mother do Xiaocheng every night, both personally and for the mother washing urinal (toilet), not a day to forget his bounden duty as a son.(黄庭坚,北宋分宁(今江西修水)人,著名诗人、书法家。虽身居高位,侍奉母亲却竭尽孝诚,每天晚上,都亲自为母亲洗涤溺器(便桶),没有一天忘记儿子应尽的职责 。)

  • #228

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:04)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip8:Do you hear about Mid-Autumn Festival? In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about the origin of the Mid- Autumn Festival. it is said that long long ago in China there is a man named Houyi(后羿)who has a beautiful wife named Change(嫦娥). One day the Queen of Heaven awarded Houyi a panacea which can make people immortal. Houyi valued it very much and hit it up. When Houyi go out for hunting, Change stole the panacea then ate it so that she become a fairy and will not die forever. But she couldn’t go back home anymore. So She lives in the moon up to now. Mid-Autumn Festival is in memory of Change. If you are careful enough in that night, you can see Change’s shadow in the moon.

  • #229

    洪小玲 (Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:55)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:The Hakka people migrated from the Central Plains is earlier, came to Guangdong in the wilderness, by virtue of hard work, hard work slowly. Rich Hakka people advocate of reading, reading can only think out of the mountains, so focus on the problem of children's education. The round dragon house is a landmark building in Hakka area, but also demonstrates the wisdom and the strategy of the Hakka people.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #230

    吴纯 (Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:24)

    Welcome to Chinese Skype Lesson.Ching Ming Festival,the Lunar New Year 24 solar terms,in mid-spring and late spring at the turn,which is 106 days after the winter solstice.Traditional Chinese Han approximately Zhou dynasty,dating back over 2,500 years of history."Almanac":"15 days after the spring equinox,the Big Dipper that D,Tomb Sweeping Day,when all things are clean Qi ;and Qingming cover when clean air Jingming,all things are obvious,hence the name." Qingming to rising temperatures.spring is the spring planting a great season,so before Tomb Sweeping Festival,melons points beans,"said.Ching Ming Festival is a festival of ancestor worship,traditional activities of the grave.May 20,2006,the folk festival,approved by the State Council included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage.Thanks for your reading in Chinese Skype Lesson

  • #231

    袁倚琪 (Wednesday, 19 July 2017 03:44)

    It's our Chinese Skype Lessons again! Do you still remember that in last Chinese Skype Lesson I tell you a story of "Polyester Pro a urinal"? This time, I would like to tell you another story about filial piety. It's name is "The eye of mosquito blood meal"(恣蚊饱血). WuMeng, Jin Puyang person, he knew how to show respect to his parents when he was only eight years old. However, his family was not rich. They were too poor to have a net to block off mosquitoes. Therefore, his father couldn't have a good night because the mosquitoes kept biting all night. Every summer, WuMeng always went to sit beside his father wearing nothing. Accordingly, mosquitoes bited him but he didn't try to drive them away. As a result, mosquitoes didn't bite his father any more and his father could sleep well from then on.(吴猛,晋朝濮阳人,八岁时就懂得孝敬父母。家里贫穷,没有蚊帐,蚊虫叮咬使父亲不能安睡。每到夏夜,吴猛总是赤身坐在父亲床前,任蚊虫叮咬而不驱赶,担心蚊虫离开自己去叮咬父亲。)

  • #232

    洪小玲 (Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:10)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: In the western education mode is different. When children fall, Chinese's parents for the first time is up to put the child up, had to comfort her. While the Western parents is to encourage children to let him stand up, learn self-reliance. Every summer vacation, Chinese parents will give children various training courses cram school, Western parents will follow the views of the child more, make their own choice, planning their holidays.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #233

    周雅含 (Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:25)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip9: In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese monochromes(水墨画). Chinese artists paint in xuan paper(宣纸)with ink. That’s Chinese monochromes. Comparing with oil painting, Chinese monochromes is not similar with the object.While Chinese monochromes are more individuating and free. They show the painter’s emotion intensively. The main topic Chinese monochromes draw is scenery, including flowers, tree, birds also human with views.

  • #234

    袁倚琪 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 04:14)

    Let's continue our Chinese Skype Lessons! This time of Chinese Skype Lesson,I will keep on sharing a story about filial piety. Today's the name of the story is "Choke tiger rather than the father"(扼虎救父).Yang Xiang, a person lived in the Jin dynasty. At his age of fourteen, he followed his father to go to the rice field. Suddenly, a strong tiger ran to them and put his father down. And then, the tiger ran off with his father in its mouth. Yang Xiang barehanded, to save his father, regardless of his own safety, hurriedly spranging forward, having it all round the throat. The tiger finally put down his father and left.(杨香,晋朝人。十四岁时随父亲到田间割稻,忽然跑来一只猛虎,把父亲扑倒叼走,杨香手无寸铁,为救父亲,全然不顾自己的安危,急忙跳上前,用尽全身气力扼住猛虎的咽喉。猛虎终于放下父亲跑掉。)

  • #235

    洪小玲 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:49)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:The Hollywood film is world famous, it is impressive: spider man, speed and passion and so on. In recent years, China Hollywood pace gradually close, many stars are also involved in the Hollywood film, Chinese watching movies at the same time also saw many kind face, this is a major show Chinese film to go out.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #236

    周雅含 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:52)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip10: In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Dragon Boat Festival. In memory of Qu Yuan , Dragon Boat Festival is one of three major Chinese holidays, along with the Spring Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. Chinese eat rice dumpling race dragon boat and in Dragon Boat Festival, the lunar May 5. Another theme in that day is against evil spirits. To keep healthy and lucky, people drink realgar wine , hanging ay tsao on their front door and so on.

  • #237

    谭舒欣 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 19:41)

    On Chinese Skype Lessons, I often share some hot topics,such as bike sharing with the students,recently very popular.We discuss the advantages and disavantages of bike sharing,students usually have some good ideas.They love the part of the Chinese Skype Lessons,because they can not only to learn more about Chinese situation,but also can the real use of Chinese.

  • #238

    谭舒欣 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 20:10)

    You know Chines population about "freestyle" what is stem?In today's Chinese Skype Lesson , I introduced recently a vairety show "The Rap of China" to my students, compared to the European and American rap music, China rap culture is still in the stage of the underground, but in this program,we see Chinese rap music is also in rapid development. If you have what interesting topics are also welcome to join our Chinese Skype Lessons,learning Chinese together in "freestyle".

  • #239

    谭舒欣 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 20:34)

    “Princess Agents" tells the story of Chu Qiao,who rises from a slave to a successful military strategist,as well as a general in people's hearts.On Chines Skype Lessons,my students asked me whether I had watched the play.Of course,it was very very hot in China.Besides English,it also was translated into Thai,Russian,Malaysia.I take some classical sentence for examples,"一言既出,驷马难追。”means A words spoken is past recalling."谋事在人,成事在天。“means Man proposes,God disposes.Do you want to learn more?Welcome to join our Chinese Skype Lessons,learning Chinese.

  • #240

    袁倚琪 (Friday, 21 July 2017 05:29)

    This Chinese Skype Lesson I will continue the topic of last Chinese Skype Lesson--filial piety. Today, I am going to talking about KongRong shared the pears with his brother, a famous story.Kong Rong was smart in his childhood,studious,Zaisi agile,making phone calls,Clever Answer,we Doukua He is an odd child.4-year-old,he has been able to recite many of Poetry,and understand rites,the parents love him.
    One day,his father bought some pears,specially picked one of the biggest pears to the Kong Rong,Kong Rong shaking his head,but another one of the least of sorting the fatigue pears said:"I am the youngest,we should eat smaller pears,pear that you it gave my brother."very surprised to hear her father.Kongrongrangli the story quickly spread Qufu,and has been handed down,many parents the education of their children has become a good example.

  • #241

    邹嘉丽 (Friday, 21 July 2017 11:19)

    In today's Chinese Skype class, I help my student 那吾to correct some of his Chinese pronunciation mistakes. And he can read the whole paragraph in Chinese well. Besides, I taught him some new words during the exercise. I hope he will learn more in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #242

    周雅含 (Friday, 21 July 2017 17:16)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip11: How many Chinese delicious food do you know? In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese local food. Firstly is tofu(豆腐). Made of beans, tofu has nutritious refreshment and good taste. Secondly is dumpling(饺子). It‘s said that dumpling is invented by a famous doctor named Zhang Zhong Jing(张仲景) in the Eastern Han Dynasty. Have you even thought that initially dumpling is used for curing disease ? Lastly is steamed bun(馒头), invented by Zhu Ge Liang(诸葛亮). Steamed bun is the main food of norther Chinese nowadays.

  • #243

    洪小玲 (Friday, 21 July 2017 17:20)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:All say "Guilin Scenery under heaven", to go to Guilin, tourists will be fascinated by the scenery. Standing on the raft, enjoying the beauty of nature brings us extraordinary as if done by the spirits, to listen to the mountain birds, the refreshing feeling is ineffable! I believe everyone will love this place! Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #244

    谭舒欣 (Saturday, 22 July 2017 04:13)

    Have you heard of the four masterpieces of China?In a addition to the four inventions ,as well as the four masterpieces.In today's Chinese Skype Lessons,I told Phoebe briefly introduces "Water Magin" ,"Three Kingdoms","Journey to the west","a dream of Red Mansions".When we talked about the "Journey to the west",Phoebe told me excitedly she knew that,he has another name called Monkey King.We also talked about the "Kung Fu Panda"because of the 师傅called teacher in Enlish.Recently,a new movie called Wu Kong was released.Do you think our Chinese Skype Lessons is very interesting? Come and jion us!

  • #245

    Tian (Saturday, 22 July 2017 04:45)

    Chinese Skype lessons question:What are the biggest challenges in learning Chinese?I'd like to share my online student 's idea from tianchinesehome Chinese Skype lessons: For me, it must be the four tones.I have been learning Chinese for several years and now I am not good at this tone part as well.
    Unlike languages like English, in Chinese how you pronounce a sound dictates what that sound means. This would be something similar to where you place the stress on a word in English changing its meaning. For this reason, Chinese is considered a tonal language. Standard Chinese recognizes four tones: high, rising, falling-rising and falling. It is a little like singing while speaking. For most, mastering the tones takes years of trial and error. Why? Well, there are just certain sounds that exist in Chinese that don’t exist in other languages.

  • #246

    洪小玲 (Saturday, 22 July 2017 15:29)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: "A paradise under Jervois" Hangzhou West Lake beautiful scenery let everyone enjoy. In Hangzhou, in addition to West Lake, we can not miss the umbrella and delicacy. The local umbrella making technology famous at home and abroad, wearing a dress, holding an umbrella, the wind will pose a southern woman ran on. Hangzhou snack is extremely famous, exquisite, pay attention to practice, to make every one to Hangzhou people like then very much.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #247

    袁倚琪 (Saturday, 22 July 2017 16:06)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: 5th filial piety story --Taste Decocition(亲尝汤药)
    In 202 BC, Liu Bang established the Han regime. Liu Bang's fourth son Liu Heng, later Emperor Han is a famous big dutiful son. Liu Heng is very filial to his mother, the empress dowager, never neglect.
    Once, his mother is seriously ill, this can be very anxious Liu Heng. His mother's disease is three years, Liu Heng personally completely bedridden mother Decoction decoction, and the night guard in her mother's bed. Every time I see her mother in bed, lying on the bed to sleep for a while. Mother Liu Heng every day for mother Decoction every time I finish frying, taste, see Decoction of bitter, hot hot, feel almost, to the mother to drink.
    Liu Heng's filial piety was widely spread in the government and the people, and he was praised as a son of filial piety.There is a poem: Songyue Hear the world benevolence and filial piety, lofty crown king 100; mother three years of disease, medicine will taste.
    Ji Hai, Liu Heng died in Weiyang Palace in Changan. After the death of the emperor temple, Emperor Shi is. To commemorate his Albert and his benevolence and filial piety, filial piety as its second filial piety.
    In next Chinese Skype Lesson, I will show you the last one story.

  • #248

    周雅含 (Saturday, 22 July 2017 17:38)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip12:Do you hear about the four famous novels(四大名著)? In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about them. The four famous novels(西游记,水浒传,三国演义 and 红楼梦)are Chinese great classical masterpiece. They all book in Ming and Qing Dynasty while are well popular until today. Many Chinese parents encourage their children to read during their childhood. But you can't think that they are just for kids. They are also the important subjects for experts.

  • #249

    洪小玲 (Sunday, 23 July 2017 16:35)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:Tang and Song poetry is one of the typical cultures of China. It is rarely translated into English by the wisdom of the ancients. Li Bai, Du Fu, Bai Juyi, Li Qingzhao and other famous poets have brought us eternal poems, which are our precious wealth. Now more and more foreigners fall in love with Chinese poetry, which is also the pride of the Chinese people. Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #250

    周雅含 (Sunday, 23 July 2017 16:44)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip13: In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about weiqi(围棋) .As the oldest board game in the world, it is born in China. Weiqi’s chess pieces have two colors, black and white. Weiqi becomes more and more popular in the world. Nowadays ,the countries with highest skill in weiqi are China, Japan and Korea.

  • #251

    袁倚琪 (Monday, 24 July 2017 05:19)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: 6th filial piety story--Throw away the official and serve parents(弃官奉亲).
    Xingyang Pan Yue of Zhongmu, the word Anren, Jin emperor when Heyang County Magistrate. He was about filial piety, father has died, then his mother served. He likes planting flowers and trees, after a considerable period of time, he was planting peach forest. The annual bloom season, he always picked the sunny day to personally hand mother flowers in the forest recreation at one year, the mother sick returning hometown. Pan Yue that mother, mother to resign immediately. Shangguan to stay. He said: "if I were to refuse to listen to mother glory, splendour, wealth and rank, and that is what son?" he was Shangguan filial piety touched, allowed him to resign. After returning home, his mother he recovered from his illness. His family was poor, farming vegetables selling vegetables, then buy mother's favorite food. He also feed the flock of sheep, every day to milk the mother to drink. In his care, mother's dignity.
    Hope you enjoy this Chinese Skype Lesson!

  • #252

    周雅含 (Monday, 24 July 2017 15:12)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip13: In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about chess(象棋).With thirty two chess pieces, chess has red and black two camps. Chess pieces are named 帅(将),仕(士),相(象),兵(卒),车,炮and马. For your attention , chess pieces in red camp and black camp are named a little different. When play chess, you should obey its rules and kill the primary chessman (帅 or 将) of your competitor and then you will win.

  • #253

    洪小玲 (Monday, 24 July 2017 15:56)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:Tea culture prevalent in Guangdong for a long time, but now most of the old people go to drink tea, invited several friends, sitting together, talk about family, has been drinking at noon, to eat very comfortable. Cantonese is exquisite, Cantonese is popular on both sides of the Changjiang River, delicious Cantonese cuisine let each tourists visit the Guangdong are not willing to leave.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #254

    袁倚琪 (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 03:54)

    Hello!For the following two weeks' Chinese Skype Lessons, I will teach you thirteen Chinese typical idioms to you. In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, you will know the meaning of“秋毫无犯”(qiū háo wú fàn). Simply, it means that not to injure the people in the least.
    Detail: 秋毫means birds’ new feather in autumn, comparing to tiny things.infringement. 犯means infringe. So the whole meaning of “秋毫无犯” stands for a disciplined, did not infringe the interests of the people.
    Sentence:大军过处,秋毫无犯。(Wherever the troops went, they never infringed on the people's interests. )

  • #255

    吕淋婷 (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:57)

    It is the first time I meet 爱迪 and 维迪 on Chinese Skype Lessons. They are Indian America in HongKong. For 维迪, I help her to finish her homework. I found that she is good at reading. I wish her grammar could get great improvement on Chinese Skype Lessons in next few months. For 爱迪, we learn something about colours, fruit and food. I really enjoy this class. And I wish she could enjoys the Chinese Skype Lessons too.

  • #256

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 13:07)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip14: In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese character(汉字). As we all know, Chinese character is quite different from English or other characters. It is square and made of kinds of strokes, like dot(点), horizontal(横) and so on. When learning Chinese, Chinese character is always treated as a key point. Actually, it is also a difficult point in learning process.

  • #257

    洪小玲 (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:51)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: The twelve zodiac is one of the China traditional culture, rat ox tiger rabbit dragon snake horse sheep monkey chicken dog pig, everyone has their own corresponding zodiac. The legend is the temple to recruit 12 Guardian warriors of heaven, mouse and cattle go hand in hand, fast to end point when the mouse jump, came in the first.
    Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #258

    吴纯 (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:52) Chinese Skype LessonChopsticks are small tapered sticks used in pairs of equal length as the traditional eating utensils of Greater China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Generally believed to have originated in ancient China, they can also be found in some areas of Tibet and Nepal that are close to Han Chinese populations. Chopsticks are most commonly made of bamboo or plastic, but are also made of metal, bone, ivory, and various types of wood. The pair of sticks is maneuvered in one hand, between the thumb and fingers, and used to pick up pieces of food.This is today'sChinese Skype Lesson.

  • #259

    袁倚琪 (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 03:23)

    In today’s Chinese Skype Lesson, I will teach you the second idiom--“味同嚼蜡”(wèi tónɡ jiáo là). Simply, we can understand that it means insipid; tastes as if one is chewing wax (idiom); tasteless. This idiom is usually used to describe that when you are reading a book, you find that the book is dull just like you are chewing a tasteless wax.
    Detail: 味 means flavour. 同 means similar to. 嚼 means chewing. 蜡 means wax. But the whole meaning of “味同嚼蜡” is the essays are dull as ditch water.
    Sentence:枯燥的书味同嚼蜡。(A dull book lacks interest.)
    Let us expect the next Chinese Skype Lesson!

  • #260

    张斯淇 (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 03:34)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I taught a new student called 林恩诗. She is a Chinese American, so she could understand what I said in Chinese. However, she couldn't speak Chinese very well cause she usually speaks English in her life. I hope she could speak out in Chinese Skype Lesson and be confident. I like this girl. After all, she is such a outgoing and lovely girl. Hope she will enjoy Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #261

    吴纯 (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:50)

    Welcome to Chinese Skype Lesson.The Chinese people, in their drinking of tea, place much significance on the act of "savoring." "Savoring tea" is not only a way to discern good tea from mediocre tea, but also how people take delight in their reverie and in tea-drinking itself. Snatching a bit of leisure from a busy schedule, making a cup of strong tea, securing a serene space, and serving and drinking tea by yourself can help banish fatigue and frustration, improve your thinking ability and inspire you with enthusiasm.

  • #262

    袁倚琪 (Thursday, 27 July 2017 05:28)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: the understanding of “恃才傲物”(shì cái ào wù). Simply, it means people act in undue confidence of their own ability and look down upon others.
    Details: 恃 means depend. 才 means ability. 傲 means much confidence or someone is conceited. 物 means other people or other things. The whole meaning of “恃才傲物”means someone relies on his own talent and looks down on others.
    Sentence: 我们不应该成为恃才傲物的人。(We shouldn’t act in undue confidence of our own ability and look down upon others.)
    Let us expect the next Chinese Skype Lesson!

  • #263

    洪小玲 (Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:17)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: Chopsticks are the symbol of Chinese food. Knife and fork are the symbol of Western food. In China, it is exquisite to eat and use chopsticks. First of all, chopsticks can not be inserted in the rice, chopsticks can not be turned freely in the dishes. And Western food, is the right hand with a knife, left hand fork, eating elegant, usually with red wine to decorate the atmosphere.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #264

    周雅含 (Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:17)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip16: Welcome to Chinese Skype Lessons. In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about calligraphy (毛笔字). Calligraphy is representive of Chinese millennium culture. In ancient China, people use writing brush but not pen when writing. What is writing brush? People instant bamboo and animal fur(usually fur of wolf or sheep ). The product is writing brush. When writing, people dip it in ink and write in xuan paper. That is calligraphy, a mighty art.

  • #265

    张斯淇 (Friday, 28 July 2017 03:16)

    I don't have the Chinese Skype Lesson for Mabou for a long time cause there is something happened in her family. She looked a little tired, so she didn't really focus on the Chinese Skype Lesson. I helped her to review some words, but it seems that she could not very remember them. So I tried to teach her something new and to ask some questions which is about the knowledge in her life. Hope she will be good in next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #266

    张斯淇 (Friday, 28 July 2017 03:33)

    It was the second Chinese Skype Lesson for 恩诗. She gave me her homework and she really did a good job. I left her some questions which need to ask her family. However, surprise to me, she not only asked but also make a ppt with her answer. So, it is good for us to have the new Chinese Skype Lesson Although she still couldn't speak much. What's more, I was glad to find that we like the same thing such as Harry Poter and painting. It is enjoyable for me to have a Chinese Skype Lesson for her. Hope she like the Chinese Skype Lesson, too.

  • #267

    周雅含 (Friday, 28 July 2017)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip16: Welcome to Chinese Skype Lessons. In many western countries, knife and fork are used during meals. While Chinese use chopsticks but not knife and fork. In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about chopsticks. In China, chopsticks are not only a kind of tableware. They are expression of Chinese civilization. Firstly, a side of chopsticks is circular, the other is square. It means the square sky and the circular land(天方地圆In ancient China, people think that sky is square and land is circular.) Secondly, chopsticks represent yin and yang(阴阳,an ancient idea of China). In China, chopsticks are an integral concept. So we say a pair of chopsticks but not two chopsticks.

  • #268

    邹嘉丽 (Friday, 28 July 2017 11:30)

    In today's Chinese Skype class, I had an interesting class with my student 那吾. I taught him some words of ball games. And then he introduced their dodge ball to me. It's so funny to me. I hope he will share more things to me during my teaching in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #269

    LIU (Friday, 28 July 2017 15:13)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: "服务至上" (service paramount) In today's Chinese Skype lesson, 瑷郆 and I read some materials about service and she's confused by this word.Apparently, "服务" means "service", "至上" means "supreme" or "the highest". Therefore,the word means that an enterprise or company puts service in the top position.
    We can also substitute other words for “服务” such as:"金钱至上" “爱情至上” “理性至上”. Now you can make lots of words.

  • #270

    袁倚琪 (Friday, 28 July 2017 16:07)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: the understanding of“惴惴不安”(zhuìzhuì bù ān). Simply, it means someone is anxious and fearful.
    Details: 惴 means sorrow or fear. 不安 means uneasy and anxious. The whole meaning of “惴惴不安” is to be on tenterhooks or to be anxious and frightened. It is often used to describe someone is to be much of fear.
    Sentence: 由于担心犯错,他惴惴不安。(For fear of making errors, he was in a flap.)
    Let us expect the next Chinese Skype Lesson!

  • #271

    洪小玲 (Friday, 28 July 2017 17:36)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:The plum blossom symbolizes the firm and indomitable character, the lotus symbolizes the silt but don't dye the noble sentiments. Orchid means upright gentlemen character, have called pine, bamboo and plum blossom is a plum, pine, bamboo. Three kinds of means excellent features, but also a symbol of excellent traditional virtue of the Chinese people.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #272

    谭舒欣 (Saturday, 29 July 2017 03:38)

    Today's Chinese Skype Lessons, I would like to share some of the fruits of the Chinese name with you.For example,apple苹(pínɡ) 果(ɡuǒ) , pear梨(lí) 子(zǐ) , peach桃(táo) 子(zi) ,banana 香(xiānɡ) 蕉(jiāo) ,pinapple 菠(bō) 萝(luó) , strawberry草(cǎo) 莓(méi) , mango芒(mánɡ) 果(ɡuǒ) ,durian榴(liú) 莲(lián) , litchi荔(lì) 枝(zhī) , orange橙(chénɡ) 子(zi) ,watermelon 西(xī) 瓜(ɡuā) ,Hamimelon 哈(hā) 密(mì) 瓜(ɡuā),ect.Would you like to know more about these? Welcome to register Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #273

    张斯淇 (Saturday, 29 July 2017 12:23)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, 小昆兄弟 finished the lesson11. The big brother, 小昆, always can understand the words and sentences quickly. So, he was the best one to review the knowledge. And the second one boy, 小汀, I think he is a boy could who remember something very well. However, during this time, he had told me that he didn't know especially in some sentences. Maybe he needs more practice. As to the little brother, 小帕, he is actually a cute and active boy. It is funny to see that he showed something interesting in Chinese Skype Lesson Although he ought to pay more attention to the class. I like these three boys cause they really earnestly learn Chinese. What's more, they bring some fun for me in the Chinese Skype Lesson. Hope they could enjoy learning in the Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #274

    洪小玲 (Saturday, 29 July 2017 16:44)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:Peking Opera, is one of the China five operas to xipi and Erhuang tone, with huqin and gongs and drums accompaniment, is regarded as the quintessence of China, sanding a "top China opera". Beijing opera has spread all over the world and has become an important medium for introducing and spreading Chinese traditional art and culture. Distributed in Beijing as the center, throughout china. In November 16, 2010, Beijing opera was listed as a list of masterpieces of human intangible cultural heritage".Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #275

    周雅含 (Saturday, 29 July 2017 17:32)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip17: Welcome to Chinese Skype Lessons. In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about ethnics in China. Do you know how many nationalities are there in China? Right, fifty six. And the one which has the most population is the Han nationality(汉族), China's main nationality. Also other nations such as Manchu(满族),Mongolian(蒙古族),Uygur ethnic group(维吾尔族)are known as their individual culture and custom. 56 nationalities constitute the Chinese nation together.

  • #276

    Liu (Sunday, 30 July 2017 11:00)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: 不择手段 (by hook or by crook)is a Chinese idiom.
    "不" definitely means no, "择" means "选择" choice,“手段” is a word,it can means "methods",but generally speaking it's pejorative.Literally, it means a man pursues his ends by fair means or foul.
    Now let’s see some examples:
    (1)为达到目的,他们不择手段。 They intend to get their way, by hook or by crook
    (2)你们要不择手段地获胜。 You're to win by hook or by crook.

  • #277

    周雅含 (Sunday, 30 July 2017 11:37)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip17: Welcome to Chinese Skype Lessons. In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will introduce some idioms about number one and two to you. The first one is 一清二楚( yi qing er chu).It means something is confoundedly clear. The second one is 一石二鸟(yi shi er niao).It is from a life situation. When catching birds, stone is used as a tool. This idiom says that you throw a stone but you can get two birds which means one thing if you do you can get two harvests.

  • #278

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 30 July 2017 17:41)

    It have been a long time for me to have the Chinese Skype Lesson for 小昆兄弟. Usually, 小昆 could learn more than 小汀 and 小帕, and 小汀 could learn more than 小帕. Because 小帕 is the little brother, he couldn't very focus on the Chinese Skype Lesson. So, many times, I could hear that their father gave some encouragement to 小帕. Sometimes, father will help them answer the questions in a low voice, too. It is kindness. However, what surprise to me is that 小帕 finished the traslation very well today, when I thought the practice may be difficult for him. I was so glad to see that they make a progress in Chinese Skype Lesson. Hope they can keep going.

  • #279

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 30 July 2017 18:04)

    Kane, one of my students in the Chinese Skype Lesson, shared with me a movie about the World Wall Two. He is an adult, so, there was many things we can chat. In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, we didn't talk about the topic that I prepared. However, it feels good to chat with him cause it could make both of us to know something in our home and other country. What's more, I was so pleasure to hear that he liked the Chinese Skype Lesson cause it gave him a opportunity to discuss something with Chinese. Just like make a Chinese friend. I always want to teach him some new words or sentences so that he could speak Chinese well. However, in today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I think, maybe find out more interesting topics for him is a better way to help him.

  • #280

    周雅含 (Monday, 31 July 2017 15:11)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip17: Hello! Welcome to Chinese Skype Lessons. Today I will teach you a Chinese idiom 画蛇添足(hua she tian zu).That is from a story. It is said that long long ago, there was a large family with many servants. One day, the host was so happy that decided to award his servants to a kettle of wine. There were many people while only one kettle of wine. How to distribute? Someone suggested that they could hold a match to paint a snake. People who finish at the soonest could get the award. Then the match was beginning. A man finished fastest but he thought that maybe he could add something. Therefore he added feet for his snake. However, at this moment, another man finished. Sadly, the poor man lost his award. As we all know, snake has no feet. The man had made a mistake. This story tells that we should not pay attention to sometime unnecessary or we will miss sometime necessary.

  • #281

    洪小玲 (Monday, 31 July 2017 17:04)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:Chinese Wushu culture has a long history, Wing Chun, Taiji mantis, etc. Now, martial arts are not for fighting, but as a way to keep fit. Men and women, old and young, can learn. The inheritance of Wushu culture has been recognized by more and more people of insight.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #282

    袁倚琪 (Monday, 31 July 2017 17:55)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: the understanding of“繁文缛节”(fán wén rù jié). For simple understanding, it means unnecessary and overelaborate formalities.
    Details: 文 means regulations or ceremonies. 缛 means unnecessary and overelaborate. 节 means manners. So the whole meaning of “繁文缛节” is convoluted and overelaborate documents or unnecessary elaborate writing.
    Sentence: 人们经常抱怨不得不应付太多的繁文缛节。(People usually complain about having to deal with too much bureaucracy.)

  • #283

    袁倚琪 (Monday, 31 July 2017 17:56)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: the understanding of “日臻完善”(rì zhēn wán shàn). In general, it means something will be gradually perfect day by day.
    Details: 日 means day by day. 臻 means reach. 完善 means get improvement or get perfect. To sum up, its meaning is becoming better and approaching perfection day by day.
    Sentence: 其后,他们建立起日臻完善的企业。( Behind it, they set up a fulfillment enterprise.)
    Let us expect the next Chinese Skype Lesson!

  • #284

    袁倚琪 (Monday, 31 July 2017 17:57)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: the understanding of“身体力行”( shēn tǐ lì xíng). Generally speaking, it means earnestly practise what one advocates or carry out by actual efforts.
    Details: 身 is 亲身、亲自, meaning personally. 体 is 体验, meaning experience. In summary, it means set an example by personally taking part. It is usually used to praise someone taking actions to prove themselves or make a progress.
    Sentence:我想有些人会先设定好自己要成为什么样的人,然后身体力行。(I suppose some people create an idea of who they want to be, and then they live it out.)
    Let us expect the next Chinese Skype Lesson!

  • #285

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 01 August 2017 17:36)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip17: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will teach you another Chinese idiom狐假虎威(hu jia hu wei). There is also a little story. It is said that tiger is the king of the forest. One day the “king” caught a fox. But the sly fox said:“I am the king of the forest. You shouldn’t eat me.” The tiger laughed:“No, I am the king of the forest.”“No! I am!” They quarreled. “Alright. If you don’t believe me, you can follow me. You will see, others will dodge me. Because I am their kind.” The tiger agreed. At last, other animals really dodged them. the tiger believed the fox was the king and released him. But the tiger didn’t know that others dodged them just because he was the king but not the fox.

  • #286

    洪小玲 (Wednesday, 02 August 2017 15:42)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: August 1st in 2017 is Chinese army 90th anniversary, soldiers on the battlefield the charm of the perfect show in people's vision. Back in the Red Army in the long march twenty-five thousand, climb mountains, over the grass, people do not take the stitch, they are not afraid of suffering, the courage to sacrifice the spirit of sacrifice, let us always remember in my heart.Chinese Skype lessons are ending, thanks for your reading.

  • #287

    周雅含 (Wednesday, 02 August 2017 17:54)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip22: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will teach you another Chinese idiom鹬蚌相争,渔翁得利(yu bang xiang zheng,yu weng de li). It is said that one dry day, a clam was lying on the bank. At the same time, a snipe came and caught it with its long mouth. At this critical moment, the clam closed its shell. The clam thought:“If I keep on, the snipe will die because of thirst.” The snipe also tought:“If I keep on, the clam will die because of thirst.”So they locked in stalemate. Finally, a fisherman came and caught them easily. The idiom tells us if a snipe and a clam are locked in fight, it is only to the advantage of the fisherman.

  • #288

    周雅含 (Thursday, 03 August 2017 17:33)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip22: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will teach you another Chinese idiom买椟还珠(mai du huan zhu).It is from a joke. A man went to buy jewelry. But he found that the casket was more beautiful than the pearls. So he kept the glittering casket and gave back the pearls to the seller. This behavior is so absurd and ridiculous.

  • #289

    张斯淇 (Friday, 04 August 2017 14:52)

    Yesterday is the birthday of Mabou's mother. So I asked some questions about the presents by using the words that Mabou needed to review in the Chinese Skype Lesson. And in this Chinese Skype Lesson, Mabou finally finished the words of reading11 although she still ought to do more practice. I really hope Mabou could pay more attention to Chinese Skype Lesson and try her best to remember the words so that she could read the sentences even passages in Chinese. Just want to say come on, girl cause she is actually clever.

  • #290

    张斯淇 (Friday, 04 August 2017 15:11)

    I don't have the Chinese Skype Lesson for 佳怡 about a month cause she traveled in China this month. So in this Chinese Skype Lesson we just do some review about the words and passage which she had learnt. Surprise to me, she remembered most of words and do know how to tape them although she didn't understand the meaning.What's more, I was so glad to see that she could speak and understand Chinese better. And she shared with me some experience in China in the Chinese Skype Lesson. It is pleasure to know that she like China although it is very hot on summer.

  • #291

    周雅含 (Friday, 04 August 2017 17:02)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip24: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will teach you another Chinese idiom 叶公好龙(ye gong hao long). In China, dragon is a mascot. In present world, dragon is not exist. However, in many Chinese legend, it exists and lives on the sky as gods. It is said that in ancient China, there is a man called Ye Gong. Ye Gong likes dragon very much. He painted dragon in his paper, in his fans, in his walls, in his post…… Dragon on the sky heard of his story and was very moved. So the dragon decided to visit Ye Gong. In that day, it was raining cat and dog with thunder and lightning. And the dragon came. Ye Gong was so be afraid that hid under a desk for the unexpectedly huge monster. In fact, Ye Gong didn’t like dragon. He just liked the dragon in his mind.

  • #292

    张斯淇 (Friday, 04 August 2017 17:43)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson with 恩诗, we talked about the house and some food. 恩诗 showed me some pictures about her home. And I saw a lovely bed in her bedroom. Glad to help her said something in her life by using Chinese in Chinese Skype Lesson. What's more, when I asked her if she would cook in kitchen, she was shy and told me that she would like to help but prefer to eat something delicious. So I told her she is a 小吃货(someone loves eating every delicious food). In order to make her speak more Chinese, I will try to find out more interesting and lively topics. Hope she enjoys Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #293

    张斯淇 (Saturday, 05 August 2017 12:21)

    I always think that 小汀 is a clever boy in the Chinese Skype Lesson. And I don't know why he not very focus on the class during these time. Is that my problem? Did I make the Chinese Skype Lesson boring? However, surpries to me, when 小帕 had the class, he told me that 小汀 was playing the game while he was having the Chinese Skype Lesson. OMG! It is normal that a kid likes playing games but please don't do that in the class. Although the games do looks cool. As to 小帕, he is so cute and I liked he was so active in today's Chinese Skype Lesson. Always, I hope people can study enjoyable in the interesting Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #294

    邹嘉丽 (Saturday, 05 August 2017 13:40)

    In today's Chinese Skype class, my student 那吾 was very attentive. When I asked him how he felt about the picture, he said he is so angry and sent an angry emoji to me. I think I can have an interesting interaction with him about expression in the next Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #295

    周雅含 (Saturday, 05 August 2017 17:53)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip24: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will teach you another Chinese idiom一叶障目(yi ye zhang mu).There was a poor bookworm. He learned that mantis always hid itself behind leaves. With the leaf, mantis could catch other insects and didn’t be discovered. Therefore the stupid man thought that the mantis could catch insects by stealth was just due to the leaf. With the leaf, others couldn’t see the mantis. So the man thought if he had this magical leaf, people would not see him. He found a leaf in a tree a mantis had hid. “Now people couldn’t see me and I can do anything I want.”he said. Then he went to steal and was caught certainly.

  • #296

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 06 August 2017 17:25)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, 小昆兄弟, all of them were very active. And today we not only did some review, but also learnt two new words in Chinese Skype Lesson. One of word is 书法(calligraphy),so I showed some pictures to them. What make me so happy is that they know what is calligraphy and know that if you would like to write the words, it should have some special pen and paper. So I taught them 宣纸(rice paper) and 毛笔(Chinese brush) by the way. I was so glad to know that they do know some Chinese culture in Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #297

    周雅含 (Sunday, 06 August 2017 17:27)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip24: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will teach you a Chinese idiom井底之蛙(jing di zhi wa). What's the matter with a frog at the bottom of a well? Well, when a frog at a well, he could only see the little patch of sky above. So the sky in his impression was a little patch. This idiom applies to describe or satirize someone is shortsighted. You can say “他就像井底之蛙一样见识短浅。”

  • #298

    袁倚琪 (Monday, 07 August 2017 04:27)

    In today’s Chinese Skype Lesson, I will teach you another idiom--“神气十足”( shén qì shí zú). In simple, it means someone is extremely pompous and put themselves on airs.
    Details:神气 means a proud look of pride in one’s own conceit. 十足 means full. Simply, it is used to describe someone is putting on a self superiority. And it is of derogatory sense.
    Sentence: 我的老板神气十足,整天在吹嘘。(My boss is a stuffed shirt, bragging all the time.)
    Let us expect the next Chinese Skype Lesson!

  • #299

    周雅含 (Monday, 07 August 2017 17:49)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will teach you a Chinese idiom韦编三绝(wei bian san jue). This is a story about Confucius. Confucius liked reading books and was very hardworking. When reading 《周易》(an ancient classics in China),he read again and again. He was so sincere that strings of the book were broken off many time. This idiom is used to describe a man who study hardly.

  • #300

    张斯淇 (Monday, 07 August 2017 17:57)

    After finishing the review, 佳怡 started to learn how to write the words in today's Chinese Skype Lesson. And the words were with a same character like 奇. Here are the words: 神奇(miraculous), 奇妙(marvellous) and 好奇(curious). I taught 佳怡 to remember them togather cause she could just remember one character then to memorize all. It is a good way to memorize some words with a group in the Chinese Skype Lesson. Hope that can do some help.

  • #301

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 08 August 2017 18:21)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip, we will talk about “Year” in China. Do you know the origin of the year? One year has four seasons: spring, summer autumn and winter. Then it circulates. One old year passes and one new year comes. In Yao and Shun’s ruling stage, “year ” is named “载” with the meaning of asters operation(天体运载)。 In Xia Dynasty, “year” named “岁”,means your ago(年龄,岁数) adds in new year. In Zhou Dynasty, people call “year” as “年”. There is a story about “年”. In ancient, China has a monster called “夕”.”夕” often ate kids. People detested and feared it very much. With the help of a fairy “年”,people drove away “夕” by touching off the firecracker. Year by year, Chinese touch off the firecracker to celebrate new year. And the night before new year is named “除夕节”(New Year's Eve ,除夕means get rid of “夕”).

  • #302

    袁倚琪 (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:29)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: the understanding of “一本正经”( yī běn zhèng jīng). Generally, it means someone is poker-faced and become serious.
    Details: It originally meant to conform to a classics of moral norm. But gradually, it used to describe the attitude of seriousness or someone takes the matter harshly. Sometimes, it is ironic. And it become a derogatory word because we often use it to make a crack to others.
    Sentence: 他一本正经地咧嘴笑了笑。(He showed his teeth in a serious grin.)
    Let us expect the next Chinese Skype Lesson!

  • #303

    周雅含 (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:17)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will teach you a Chinese idiom凿壁偷光(zao bi tou guang). In Han Dynasty, there was a literary giant named 匡衡(Kuang Heng). In his childhood, his family was too poor to buy candles. However, his neighbor was rich and bright every night. So our clever character broke up the wall in his house so that the light could shine into his house. His neighbor was moved by his spirit and helped him. At the end, Kuang Heng became a famous man in Chinese history.

  • #304

    周雅含 (Thursday, 10 August 2017 16:37)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will teach you a Chinese idiom江郎才尽(jiang lang cai jin).In the Southern Dynasty, an official named Jiang Yan was very good at writing. One day, he had a dream. In the dream, a man ask him for a silk. So Jiang Yan gave it to him. After that, Jiang Yan was poor of nice ideas for writing. Soon after, he had a dream again. The man asked him for a colorful writing brush. And he gave to him again. When he woke up, he couldn’t write good article any more.

  • #305

    周雅含 (Sunday, 13 August 2017 02:38)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip: Hello! In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,I will teach you a Chinese idiom 愚公移山(yu gong yi shan). Long long ago, Yu Gong lived in mountains. Before his house, there were two mountains Wangwu Mountain and Taihang Mountain. Because of these two large mountains, Yu Gong and his family went out difficultly. Yu Gong thought he must moved these mountains, for his family and posterities. (Because of the awful condition, ancient Chinese often live in a same area generation after generation. ) Day by day, Yu Gong led his family to work. His neighbor laughed at him. How people could move mountains? But Yu Gong answered:“The mountains were changeless while my generation were endless. When I died, my sons will continue. When my sons died, my grandsons will continue…… Finally one day ,they will be leveled down.”Gods in sky was very moved. So two Powerful gods were asked to help Yu Gong. They shouldered away two mountains. Yu Gong won at last.

  • #306

    周雅含 (Sunday, 13 August 2017 05:55)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In today’s Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about a Chinese idiom 己所不欲,勿施于人(ji suo bu yu, wu shi yu ren) . Actually, this idiom is a thought of Confucius. It means that if you don’t like something, please don’t give it to other. For example, if you detest lies , you shouldn’t lie to others. Because others also dislike lies. This idiom teaches us we should think about others.

  • #307

    周雅含 (Sunday, 13 August 2017 14:10)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about thoughts of Confucius. Confucius is famous for his knowledge in the world. As a educator, he taught people knowledge as well as morality. His main idea is 仁(Ren). What is 仁? 仁is a standard to interpersonal relationships. It includes many sides. Such as you should respect others, you should be kind and benevolent, to people, to animal and to this world.

  • #308

    谭舒欣 (Monday, 14 August 2017 15:48)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lessons,喀什 shared some vegetables paintngs with me ,all the vegetables i taught him last class,including potato, tomato, green beens, chilli and pumpkin.I think this method of learning Chinese is great, drawing the new words you have learnt.Especially for children, they're full of curiosity about drawing and enjoy it so that they can learn faster according this way.Now, i think Chinese Skype Lessons become more and more intresting.

  • #309

    周雅含 (Monday, 14 August 2017 16:17)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will continue thoughts of Confucius.礼(Li)is another idea of Confucius .礼 is not 礼貌. It means 礼节. What is the difference?礼节has tougher criterion. For example, as a kid, you should show filial respect to your parents. While as a parent, you should show your kind to your kids. You should love then and set a good example. If you are a teacher or a student, you also have your own social demands and duty. Then you will find, a man who lives in society has many identities. Every identity has corresponding standards. If everyone do their best to carry out their obligations, this society will be melodious.

  • #310

    洪梓璇 (Monday, 14 August 2017 16:33)

    凯妹 always give me surprise in Chinese skype lesson.I asked her who you like best in your family. I thought she would say "Daddy" or "mommy", and she says she loves herself best.It makes sense for her to say so, because she is one of cute students in Chinese Skype lesson.

  • #311

    谭舒欣 (Monday, 14 August 2017 16:34)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:Do you know "who" in Chinese how to say?Many people would say 谁(shuí), but it has another pronunciation that is 谁(shéi).Actually, in oral Chinese, we say 谁(shéi) more often.For example,"tail" is 尾(wěi)巴(ba) in Chinese,but what we usually say is 尾(yǐ)巴(ba).In my Chinese Skype Lessons,some of student ask me the difference of them.谁(shéi) and 尾(yǐ)巴(ba) are spoken Chinese,but the others are normal.

  • #312

    洪梓璇 (Monday, 14 August 2017 16:47)

    At the first beginning we reviewed what we had learn in the last Chinese Skype Lesson, 妮拉 had mastered to introduce Introduce yourher name and nationality in Chinese, And then we learn the topic about family member in Chinese Skype lesson.I gave her a question that she wanted a sister or brother, she said she want tohave a sister, because his brother is not play with her. Because I also have old brother, I understand her feeling very well, it seems that the world's brothers are the same.

  • #313

    洪梓璇 (Monday, 14 August 2017 17:00)

    It have been a long time for me to have the Chinese Skype Lesson for 蓝富. I think we are learning from each other in Chinese Skype lesson, he shared the life of Chinese and Japanese in the United States during WarII. on the one hand, I learned the knowledge of history without textbook, on the other hand, 蓝富 also quickly learned a lot of words and how to useinChinese Skype lesson.

  • #314

    洪梓璇 (Monday, 14 August 2017 17:18)

    I didnt have Chinese Skype lesson with 珊妮.But I waited for her for a long time, then I knew she was ill,she study in Korea now, she often said she don't love Korea because the hot summer weather, so I hope she can take good care of herself, then she can Learn with me with full energy in Chinese Skype lesson .

  • #315

    洪梓璇 (Monday, 14 August 2017 17:33)

    we talked about holiday in Chinese Skype lesson, 珊妮 told me she plans to travel to China next year, so she should study Chinese harder. Next week 珊妮 is going back to America.I am very gald for her, because 珊妮 haven't been home so long. But then we will not have Chinese lesson for a long time.I will miss this student who brings me joy

  • #316

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:58)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will continue thoughts of Confucius. Except for morality, Confucius also thought highly of education. About education, he put forward many points. For example, he thought everybody has their right to get education, no matter how rich or poor they are. In other words, education is equal. That is 有教无类.What’s more, he suggested that teacher should teach students base on their different talent. That is 因材施教. There are some famous remark about education of Confucius :

  • #317

    周雅含 (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:59)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese traditional architectures. As a result of different geographical circumstance, Chinese architectures have lots of kinds. Such as四合院(si he yuan)in Beijing,骑楼(qi lou)in south China, Suzhou Gardens(苏州园林), of course in Suzhou. And I will introduce 四合院. 四合院is very famous in the world. The typical represent is Beijing siheyuan. Riding south from a main secondary combination of the three quadrangles, it is affected by 风水(Fengshui). 四合院can live a large family. This demands people to be solidaric and friendly.

  • #318

    周雅含 (Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:14)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will continue talking about Chinese traditional architectures. In Fujian Province, 土楼(the earth building) is very common. Building by Hakka,土楼has long history. It has many shapes, circular, square, semicircular, pentagon and so on. That ensures the closure of the building. When the enemy attacked, people lived in the building just closed the door and the building would become a firm bastion. Actually, the invention of the earth building is just for the purpose of resisting the enemy.

  • #319

    周雅含 (Friday, 18 August 2017 14:34)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will continue talking about Chinese traditional architectures 吊脚楼 (diao jiao lou). 吊脚楼 is quite different from 土楼.吊脚楼is traditional dwellings of Miao nationality , Tujia ethnic minority and other minority nationalities. It is said that ancestors of Tujia ethnic minority moved to western Hubei and found that there were many snakes and scorpions. This made them very worried. At last, they found a good way. They build the house on stilts so that the house was over the ground. So 吊脚楼was born. Year by year, 吊脚楼 becomes their ethnic flavor.

  • #320

    周雅含 (Sunday, 20 August 2017 16:38)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese traditional festival 重阳节(Double Ninth Festival). Double Ninth Festival is in September ninth by lunar calendar. It is an important traditional Chinese festival. In that day, people enjoy the chrysanthemum, go climbing with family and put the cornel on their head. People believe that evil things are born under the ground and if you climb higher and higher, you can get the disaster away farther and farther. Also the cornel can drive out evil spirits. Double Ninth Festival is a festival of old people. Because the topic of this festival is respecting the old.

  • #321

    周雅含 (Monday, 21 August 2017 16:18)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese traditional festival 元宵节(the Lantern Festival). It is also an important festival of China.  Because it is the night of the 15th of the first lunar month, we name it 上元节,too.(We also have 中元节and下元节,we will talk about them later on.) On that day, we will watch lanterns , guess lantern riddles and have yuanxiao(a kind of sweet dumpling made of glutinous rice flour ).

  • #322

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:50)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese traditional festival 清明节(Tomb-sweeping Day). Obviously, this festival is a day of sweeping tombs. As you know, China is a country which emphasizes standards of filial piety. 清明节 is a time to remember ancestors. On that day, people will go hiking, fly kites, and the most important activities of worship ancestors. 清明 is also one of 24 solar terms. In Chinese, qing ming means 清洁,明净(bright and clean). Because Qingming festival is in spring, it brings to mind a new beginning of everything.

  • #323

    周雅含 (Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:42)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese traditional festival 寒食节(Cold Food Festival). Cold Food Festival is one day before the Qingming Festival. This festival comes from a historical story. In Spring and Autumn Period, a minister named介子推 helped his monarch be enthroned. His monarch was very grateful for him and wanted to reward him. But at that time, 介子推 didn’t want to get it. Because he had been a hermit in a mountain with his old mother. However, the monarch came to the mountain and hoped that 介子推 could accept the award. He asked people to look for 介子推. But it was too vast to find. Then he got a really awful idea, that is burning down the mountain. In his mind, 介子推would escape from the mountain and then them would meet. Actually, 介子推died in the mountain, with his old mother. So the monarch demanded that no one was allowed to light up on this day ,and in honour of 介子推 people could only eat cold food. That is Cold Food Festival. After hearing this story, maybe we will be doubt. Why could the monarch come up with that bad idea? Why would介子推choose to die rather than accept the prize? Perhaps there were some political reasons we don’t know. But one thing is certain, the monarch must had regretted it.

  • #324

    谭舒欣 (Saturday, 26 August 2017 03:38)

    Kiarash is my youngest student in Chinese Skype Lessons, he just five years old.However, his spoken Chinese is very good because of his interest in Chinese.When I taught him some new words,he told me he had seen them on Tv,such as 饺子, 蛋糕 and so on.Usually I would like to find many cartoon picture which he maybe like for his class.And Kiarash's father likes Chinese very much,too.Several times, his father would ask me some questions about Chinese grammer,which is a good attitude.For example,how to distinguish 去 and 走 in the sentence "Let's go!".That' s a good question.
    去(qù) ( 离(lí) 开(kāi) :leave···for··· )
    (进(jìn) 行(xínɡ:be in progress,carry out)
    2.Let’s go!
    (1)It usually means get start .
    wǒ men zǒu bɑ ! chū fā bɑ !
    我 们 走 吧 ! 出 发 吧 !set off
    走:walk,go,pad [more about go on foot. But “Let’s go!” is different.It means beginning to do or appling to do.走吧!]
    (2)wǒ xiǎnɡ qù xué xiào 。
    我 想 去 学 校 。I want to go to the school.
    Emphaise on leaving one place for another place and doing something.
    Let’s go to the movies.
    wǒ men qù kàn diàn yǐnɡ bɑ 。
    我 们 去 看 电 影 吧 。【去means let’s do sth.】
    Mybe you have better explanation and understanding.Welcome to share in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #325

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 27 August 2017 14:27)

    During the Chinese Skype Lessons, 佳怡 was learning how to write the words. In the pass time, I often taught her some words in the book, but now, I prefer to let her know the words not only in books, but also in her life. So it is great to see that she could understand and remember the words well in Chinese Skype Lesson. I hope the method that integrate theory with practice could help her learn more knowledge.

  • #326

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 27 August 2017 15:26)

    Having Chinese Skype Lesson for 恩诗 is about a month. She is a outgoing girl, so it is pleasant for me to talk with her. Because she is a Chinese American, she understand the words what we usually speak in the life. However, she couldn't organize the language very well in Chinese Skype Lesson. I gave her some homework which could help her talk about her life, such as fingding some food, talking about family, cooking and so on. I was so glad to see that she tried to do a good job everytime. I really hope that she can speak Chinese more and more fluently not only in Chinese Skype Lesson but in her life.

  • #327

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 27 August 2017 15:46)

    I didn't have the Chinese Skype Lesson for 小昆兄弟 about two weeks cause they went to the France. Yesterday I thought that they maybe go traveling, but actually they are going to move in France. All of them are very clever boys. I don't know if they could find their feet in a new place. I helped them review the whole unit in Chinese Skype Lesson although they seems tired and forgot some knowledges. Because they don't have a camera now, I couldn't see them and to konw their expression in today's Chinese Skype Lesson. Whatever, hope they can have a good day in a new place and enjoy the new life.

  • #328

    周雅含 (Sunday, 27 August 2017 17:13)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:Do you know what day is tomorrow? It is 七夕,Chinese Valentine's Day . In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese traditional festival 七夕(Magpie Festival). Magpie Festival is named Double Seventh Festival, too. Because it is in Lunar calendar July seven. Why Chinese views it as Valentine's Day? There is a love story about the Cowherd and Girl Weaver. Girl Weaver was said the granddaughter of the Queen of Heaven. The colorful cloud was her masterpiece. She was asked to weave cloud in the sky day by day. One day, she escaped and met a cowherd (we name him 牛郎). They fell in love and got married. Soon they had a son and a daughter. But Girl Weaver’s grandmother knew this quickly and was very angry. Girl Weaver’s was recaptured to Heaven. The Cowherd and their kids followed her. While the Queen of Heaven ripped open a river between them. That is the Milky Way. The Cowherd and Girl Weaver became two stars. They couldn’t meet until Double Seventh Festival. On that day, all Magpies would come to help them. It’s said that they would get together and make a magpie bridge. People will pray for a good love to Girl Weaver. Best wishes for you tomorrow!

  • #329

    周雅含 (Monday, 28 August 2017 17:40)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:welcome back! Today is Chinese Valentine's Day. Do you know what Chinese people do today? In Chinese tradition, 七夕 is a very ceremonious festival. Especially for ladies. Yesterday, I said people would pray for a good love. Girls will pray to Girl Weaver for capacity about weaving,too. Because a good wife was asked to good at weaving. They would play a game about threading needles. The woman who threaded fastest, was said that she got the capacity from Girl Weaver. And people would grab a spider into a box. If it bears a big and thick net, it's very auspicious. Females would wash their hair that day. Because we believe that on that day the water is very clean because it comes from the Milky Way. If you wash your hair, you will get good luck. Nowadays, with the progress of our society, people no longer believe in superstition. Many traditional customs are discarded. But one thing people couldn’t forget. That is love.

  • #330

    邹嘉丽 (Thursday, 31 August 2017 11:23)

    My student 那吾 took the class more seriously than before in today's Chinese Skype class. When we talked about “一滴水”, he was confused why we don’t say “一颗水”. I really wanted to cry and laugh when he asked that. Because it is a set phrase in Chinese. I hope he will have a better understanding of Chinese words and phrases in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #331

    Liu (Thursday, 31 August 2017 12:02)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: 举棋不定 jǔ qí bú dìng(in two minds)is a interesting Chinese idiom.It was from a book of the pre Qin era, < Zuozhuan > .It means holding chess pieces while playing chess, don't know where to go next.We often use this idiom to describe people who has a lot of scruples and indecision when he does things.
    Now let’s see some examples:
    (1)她对此举棋不定 。 She is in two minds about it.
    (2)是否接受他的邀请,她举棋不定。She's in two minds about accepting his invitation.

  • #332

    周雅含 (Thursday, 31 August 2017 16:10)

    Chinese Skype Lessons tip:In this Chinese Skype Lessons tip,we will talk about Chinese traditional festival 中元节(Hungry Ghost Festival). In China, the Lantern Festival, in the 15th of the first lunar month, is also named上元节. Hungry Ghost Festival is in the 15th of the seventh lunar month, so we name it 中元节. And 下元节 is in the 15th of the October lunar month .In Japan, 中元节 is called Obon Festival. Hungry Ghost Festival is a festival related to Buddhism. It is said that on that day the door of hell will open and all ghosts would be allowed to go to the world. Therefore, we call it 鬼节(Hungry Ghost Festival). Different from Halloween, Hungry Ghost Festival is more serious. People will offer sacrifices to their ancestors. Because we believe our ancestors’ ghost will come back that day. But what about the ghosts without family or posterity? They also will be offer sacrifices.

  • #333

    Feng (Wednesday, 06 September 2017 10:48)

    This is the second time I having Chinese Skype Lesson with 蓝富. He is a nice student and he listens to me really carefully. In this Chinese Skype Lesson we have learned something about borrowing books from library, 蓝富 has tried his best to follow my step and I truly thought he would gained something from following the teacher in Chinese Skype Lesson. Really thanks his cooperation today.

  • #334

    Tian (Monday, 11 September 2017 11:40)

    Culture questions about Chinese Skype Lessons :I have a Spanish student who asked me a very interesting question in our Chinese Skype Lessons. What are the similarities between Spanish and Chinese culture?Well, I heard Spanish take naps after lunch just like Chinese.

  • #335

    张斯淇 (Friday, 15 September 2017 15:36)

    Recently, 佳怡 is learning the new lesson in Chinese Skype Lesson. We talked about a Chinese ldiom story called 南辕北辙, which means that somebody do something at opposite poles. Besides, I taught her a word like "怎么" to ask questions. One meaning is to ask HOW, another is to ask WHY. When I let her try to make two sentences in the Chinese Skype Lesson, she gave me one of the sentence like "你怎么走得那么慢?" (Why do you walk so slowly?),which recalled me a joke such as "你怎么走得那么慢?""因为我腿短啊。"(Because I have a short legs.). I was so happy to make her think it is funny to learn in Chinese Skype Lesson although the joke maybe cold.

  • #336

    张斯淇 (Friday, 15 September 2017 15:54)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, 恩诗 and I talked about her school expecially the buildings. She just wore braces, so she could not speak fluently. However, it was gratified to see that she tried her best to have the Chinese Skype Lesson and she did make a progress in the class. Because we talked about her school today, we drew a simple map of it together. Then, I asked her to talked with me by using the sentences we learnt, such as "你去哪儿?"(Where do you go?)"我去……"(I go to……)and so on. When she told me the routes, I would draw in the picture. It is really a good way to help her speak and remember the words and sentences in the Chinese Skype Lesson. What's more, I was so glad to see that she liked and enjoy this learning method.

  • #337

    张斯淇 (Saturday, 16 September 2017 09:20)

    After about two weeks I couldn't see 小昆兄弟 in the Chinese Skype Lesson, finally they got a camera today. They looked good and it is pleasure for me to see them when I had the Chinese Skype Lesson. Because I could know what they feel by watching their expression. In order to make them use the words that they learned, I tried to ask them to make more sentences with the words. The older brothers, 小昆 and 小厅, did this job very well, but the little one, 小帕, looked not very consentrated. Actually, he remembered the words cuase when I texted him by playing a game, he could do well. However, he did not give me so much reaction in the Chinese Skype Lesson. Maybe I need to find more interesting learning methods to help him to be more consentrated in the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #338

    Tian (Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:17)

    What is your great advice on Chinese Skype Lessons?It is quite a challenge for non-native speakers to find the tones for the characters when you have Chinese Skype lessons,and my suggestion for that is to read poems, loudly. Usually Tang or Song poems are good for Chinese Skype Lessons. The learner should read the tones precisely as what the poem should be pronounced, otherwise, the beauty of the poem is lost. There are some advantages in such training.

    First, these poems are short, they are not like sonnets or other verses that may contain hundreds of words. Usually 20, 28, 40, 56 character (there are longer poems but that is not practical in this case). It takes very short time in memorizing the reading of one poem before trying another.

  • #339

    张斯淇 (Monday, 18 September 2017 03:45)

    By learning and practicing in Chinese Skype Lesson, 小昆 and 小帕 could use the Chinese characters which describe the weather and seasons to make some sentences. What's more, it is great to see that 小昆 could infer other sentences from one word or sentences in the Chinese Skype Lesson. However, 小帕, the little brother, he was still not very concentrated. Although he was watching the camera and looked like he's thinking, he didn't really answer my questions. At the same time, he was making funny face though it was really cute. Actually, I hope they could learn Chinese with pleasure in Chinese Skype Lesson. So, we need to keep trying.

  • #340

    张斯淇 (Monday, 18 September 2017 05:10)

    I don't have the Chinese Skype Lesson for Mabou about a month. So today, we talked about so many things about her life. She is a very clever girl, even I think that she is genius. She is just 11 years old, but she will go to Harvard University to learn the medicine and to Yale Unversity to learn the law next year. It is amazing that a little girl could do this. Recently, she also attended a play on Beoadway. When we talked about the show, she was excited. So, I tried to make her to know some words and helped her to share her experience in Chinese. It is a new and good beginning for Mabou to learn in Chinese Skype Lesson, hope she could keep trying.

  • #341

    张斯淇 (Tuesday, 19 September 2017 06:58)

    After learning the idiom story "南辕北辙" in the Chinese Skype Lesson, 佳怡 did remember the words. Because the story is very interesting, she could remember the meanings and would like to try to retell it in Chinese. What's more, after reading this story in last Chinese Skype Lesson, she could understand the words and phrases better in new Chinese Skype Lesson. It feels good that both of us could enjoy the class.

  • #342

    谭舒欣 (Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:04)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson,DingJie asked me a question about the distinguish of 刚,刚刚 and 刚才.Actually,they all mean just or just now.Firstly,刚刚 means a moment ago,for example,“他刚刚走。”.This sentence means he left just now.At the meanwhile,刚 and 刚才 are the same. Secondly,“这件T恤刚刚好。”.This sentence means this T-shirt is just suitable.We can't say “这件T恤刚才好。”.If you want to say “这件衣服刚好。”,the first sentence is the best.

  • #343

    陈奕敏 (Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:40)

    Today,I have the first Chinese Skype Lesson for my student 那吾.The first impression he gave me was that he is a modest and restrained child.Although he has some pronunciation not so well,he can read it very accurately after I gave him the spelling.When I asked him to describe the picture of the supermarket,his answer make cry smile no have because he told me“很很难”. I hope he will be more active in next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #344

    Liu (Saturday, 23 September 2017 04:06)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: Chinese slang,此地无银三百两(cǐ dì wú yín sānbǎi liǎng)
    This slang comes from an interesting story.
    Once upon a time, there’s a rich man, he has a lot of money. Then he buried three hundred Liang of silver in his farmland. In case someone would steal it, he wrote a note, read”There’s no three hundred liang of silver here.”
    Then, Wang Er, the neighbour of the rich man, saw the note and stole the silver. But he was afraid the rich man will know he stole it. So he left a note, read”Your neighbour Wang Er didn’t steal your silver”.
    Share this story to you students during the Chinese Skype lesson,it can really make the atmosphere active.

  • #345

    谭舒欣 (Sunday, 24 September 2017 03:19)

    Last Chinese Skype Lesson of Jashwant, we leant a new word,"uncle".As you know,we call our father's brother "uncle",and call mother's brother "uncle" too.However, Chinese is very differrent from English.We call father' elder brother is 伯(bó) 伯(bo) ,andfather's little brother is 叔(shū) 叔(shu) .Besides, mother's brother is 舅(jiù) 舅(jiu) whatever elder or little.Apart from above those words,there are many this kind of examples such as grandfather and grandmother.Do you want to know more? I will share with you if you need during the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #346

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 24 September 2017 10:34)

    In 恩诗's Chinese Skype Lesson, every time she would give me her homework as a pdf. I very preciated that cause it really help me to taught her new knowledge. In last Chinese Skype Lesson, I asked her to make a timetable for one day. To my surprise, she made a timetable for a week and explained the special time. It is really helpful for her to learn how to talk about the time while I wanted to teach her say something like "现在几点了?”(what time is it now?). 恩诗 is a hard-working and smart girl. I really like her and hope she could enjoy learning and make a progress in Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #347

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 24 September 2017 11:09)

    Mabou change another materials to learn in Chinese Skype Lesson. Before having the Chinese Skype Lesson, I thought the new materials may be easier but childish for her. Therefore I was a little worry that she wouldn't pay more attention on class. However she did a good job although she was playing her slime when we had the Chinese Skype Lesson. Because I taught her a new story called "贝贝的球”(Beibei's ball),I asked her make her slime into a ball and tried to compare her slime ball and Bei's ball. It is good to see that she was interested in Chinese Skype Lesson because she could do something just like the story. Hope she really remember the words and could recall them in next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #348

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 24 September 2017 11:38)

    After learning the words and sentences about the weather and seasons for weeks in Chinese Skype Lesson, 小昆兄弟 finally finished this lesson. So I help them to do some exercises. It is pleasure to see that they acquire knowledge indeed in the Chinese Skype Lesson, although there were still few mistakes. All of them are clever boys, sometimes they looks sleepy cause they need to have the class early, but I am glad to see that they keep trying and enjoy learning. Really good to see they harvest in the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #349

    张斯淇 (Sunday, 24 September 2017 11:54)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, 小昆 and 小厅 learnt the new konwledge while 小帕 still ought to do some review. Actually, many words for today was what they already learnt, such as the family words, the rooms, the sports and so on. Therefore they need to konw in today's Chinese Skype Lesson is just a sentences pattern like "某人在某地做什么"(sb.+in somewhere+do sth.) I taught them learned some new words while they reviewed the vocabulary. It is good to see they could put the words which they learnt in the sentences pattern. What's more, when I asked them to make some sentences independently, they did make some sentences which is so funny in the Chinese Skype Lesson. I was so delighted to hear some interesting sentences in today's Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #350

    张斯淇 (Monday, 25 September 2017 03:38)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson for Mabou, there was another new story for her. Besides, she got a slime in pink today. Therefore she could conect what she learnt in last Chinese Skype Lesson when I helped her to do some review. The new story is about a naughty kitty, HuaHua. She awoke her master cause she played the piano at the night. When we were having the Chinese Skype Lesson, I saw that there is a piano behind Mabou. Actually, it was evening for Mabou's class, too. So it is a good chance for me to conect the life and knoeledge for her to study in the Chinese Skype Lesson. Although there was little network problem, she kept trying and talked about her life. She will have a vacation for about a month. Hope she have a good time.

  • #351

    张斯淇 (Monday, 25 September 2017 03:55)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson for 佳怡, we started to learn how to write the new words. In last Chinese Skype Lesson, she didn't join cause she had a lot of homework and had no time for the class. However, she still remembered how to read and tape the vocabularys and did well. Therefore I thought that it is useful for her to memorize and review some words in every Chinese Skype Lesson. It is ture that keeping exercise again and again can enhance memory. Just like the saying goes, "Practice makes Perfect". Hope she can learn more Chinese characters in Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #352

    Zhang (Monday, 25 September 2017 15:39)

    It was one week before 柏力 had his trip in China. On learn Chinese skype ,he shared some photos took by himself. What makes him impressive is the busy subway in Guangzhou. But the most incredible thing is he met 5 foreigeners all came from the same place as him came. Well, 柏力 says he would come to China next time to see other places. Learn Chinese via Skype , you deserve it.

  • #353

    Liu (Tuesday, 26 September 2017 04:33)

    It's my first time to have Chinese Skype lesson with 宇腾, I was really impressed by his ability to understand Chinese,being a good listener makes him learn Chinese faster.We learned about sentences of greeting and slef-introduciton during the Chinese Skype lesson.His pronunciation is accurate and he knows a lot of words already.We also talked about the differences between "不" and “没”.

  • #354

    谭舒欣 (Tuesday, 26 September 2017 15:43)

    Today Chinese Skype Lesson for Jashwant,I really feft happy because his attention to the class .He is a very clever boy who can read Chinese words fluently and correctly.When we learnt kangaroos 袋鼠,we talked about the country which there are the most kangaroos------Australia.And asked him what about the Asia------亚洲.That is a funny Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #355

    冯琳丹 (Friday, 29 September 2017 03:24)

    This was the first time I have Chinese Skype Lesson with 李宇腾,a Chinese America. Though he doesn't know large quantity of vocabulary, he took notes, learned very earnest in our Chinese Skype Lesson. And also during the Chinese Skype Lesson, I have found that 宇腾 has a very good language sense of using tones indeed, there was no wonder that 宇腾grew up in a Chinese context. I think his Chinese will get better and better after Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #356

    Liu (Friday, 29 September 2017 03:26)

    I have to say 柏力 is really a sophisticated Chinese learner.His former teacher is Miss Zhang.It's the first time we have Chinese Skype lesson together.So at the beginning, he pretended not to know that I was here to teach him today.I was about to explain it,and he sayed "开玩笑开玩笑, I know you are Miss Liu". We started to learn Unit 33 during the Chinese Skype lesson, the new words are not difficult to him.More importantly, we learned a new sentence, "既....又..." today.

  • #357

    谭舒欣 (Friday, 29 September 2017 11:11)

    Today's Chinese Skype Lesson I will share a idiom 郑人买履(zheng ren mai lv).The story is about a man from the state of Zheng who was going to buy himself a pair of shoes. Before he left for the market, he measured his feet with a piece of string. He cut the string to match the size of his foot. Then he got dressed and set off for the market.From the above,郑人买履:郑人 means a man from the state of zheng,买 means "to buy",履 means "shoes" in formal Chinese. This idiom was used to mock those whobelieve only indogmas and ignore reality.Whether do you think Chinese Skype Lesson interesting?Come on!

  • #358

    陈奕敏 (Friday, 29 September 2017 16:44)

    In yesterday's Chinese Skype lesson ,I felt 那吾was more active than he used to be,and would share his medal with me.He played a joke on me when I asked he to describe the national flag.I showed him the flag of Singapore, and he told me it was Chinese.And then he laughed himself. I hope he will make more progress in next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #359

    陈奕敏 (Friday, 29 September 2017 17:02)

    Today,I have the first Chinese Skype Lesson for my student 梅百丽.I'm a little nervous in this lesson.I was going to introduce some festivals to her,but I wasn't prepared enough.There is no doubt that 梅百丽is a clever girl,but her pronunciation is not very standard.I'll prepare the courseware better and correct her pronunciation in next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #360

    陈奕敏 (Monday, 02 October 2017 17:38)

    In this Chinese Skype Lesson,那吾did very well.He read the article fluently and his pronounced clearly.I told him yesterday was China's National Day, we are on holiday now,he used a very standard pronunciation to answer me: “我很羡慕你们,我们国庆假期只有一天,你们有一个星期。”He told me he doesn't want to go to the oral exam because he doesn't have enough confidence. In my opinion, his Chinese is good�.I wish he could be more confident in next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #361

    Liu (Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:23)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson,宇腾 and I learnded about time and date. I can say that 宇腾 is a motivated student,he's always curious about something.When we talked about week(星期)and learned Monday, Tuesday...I said Monday is 星期一,so Tuesday is ? He answered 星期二 very quick.When it comes to Sunday,he said 星期七 just as I suspected.Lol,he said he felt like being tricked.Okay,so be careful,Sunday is not 星期七,it's 星期天 or you can say 星期日.That's all for today's Chinese Skype Lesson,I hope you have a great time.

  • #362

    陈奕敏 (Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:57)

    I found that he had reviewed the contents of the last lesson. We had four article yesterday,and he didn't complain about it. In this Chinese Skype Lesson, he said that he likes typing, although what he typed is simple word, it is also a progress.He can't pronounce some words in correct tone, but after reading one more times, he can pronounce it correctly.In this Chinese Skype Lesson,he sent me an expression, a rooster, he told me: "这是你们中国的鸡年。 "What a lovely child!

  • #363

    周雅含 (Wednesday, 04 October 2017 17:38)

    Chinese Skype Lessons:In yesterday’s Chinese Skype Lessons, I talked about Wu Shu with子翘 .He told me that he learn Shaolin Kung Fu.I told him I learn Wu Shu,too. But I learn 太极拳. I introduce it to him. Then we talked about the Mid-Autumn Festival and the moon cake. Then 心翘came and showed me the moon cake they ate happily. Then she showed me her toys. And I guide her to intruduce her little toy with Chinese. I showed my toy and met with her bear’s family. What lovely two kids!

  • #364

    周雅含 (Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:08)

    Chinese Skype Lessons:Yesterday is Mid-Autumn Festival. Therefore in today’s Chinese Skype Lessons, I showed a festive lantern to 子翘 and told him that in Chinese we play a game named 猜灯谜 in traditional festivals. Then we played this game. And 子翘 was very interested in it. By this way he got many new characters. Today I also played a game with 心翘. 心翘is good at painting. She drew animals and asked me to guess what they are. I modelled myself on animal’s voice and let her guess what animal it is. She was so smart that doped out the right answer quickly.I asked her some questions about that animal. If she didn’t know,I would talk about corresponding knowledge with her. I really hope that they can learn Chinese when playing in Chinese Skype Lessons.

  • #365

    Liu (Friday, 06 October 2017 04:49)

    Chinese Skype Lesson tip: 但愿人长久,千里共婵娟 (May we all be blessed with longevity. Though far apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together.)In today's Chinese Skype lesson, I asked 柏力 if he know what festival we are celebrating in this week, he answered “国庆节” and "中秋节". Then I asked about the customs of "中秋节", he said "看月亮" and "吃月饼". I reminded him that we could use "赏月". 柏力 is a storyteller,he told me the story of "嫦娥奔月".Later, I shared one of my favourtie sentences 但愿人长久,千里共婵娟,you can use it instead of 中秋快乐.

  • #366

    谭舒欣 (Saturday, 07 October 2017 08:02)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, Dingjie shared with me his trip to the maritime museum.He told me that because his tour was so few people,he could ask the touring actors many questions and he was very happy.One of the kind actors told him that Zhenghe was a famous people in Chinese history,who also was a good sailer.And he was an eunuch obeying the emperor's orders.Besides,Dingjie told me a person named Bailing that I never heard about, a general of the Ming emperor,who was commened an army to war with the pirates at that time. It is really interesting Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #367

    谭舒欣 (Saturday, 07 October 2017 08:17)

    In Chinese Skype Lesson,a person learning Chinese can drive a whole family to learn Chinese.Why do I say that? Ryan and Amy are siblings,they learn Chinese togther in Chinese Skype Lesson.Many times we have a dialog about sentence pattern,I will ask them to take their brother or sister as an example,which makes the meanings easier.
    Besides,they can dialogue with each other in Chinese when the class is over .So a learning partner makes learning easier and more interesting.

  • #368

    谭舒欣 (Saturday, 07 October 2017 08:38)

    Chinese Skype Lesson Tips:As everyone knows,good is 好(hǎo) .Hello and hi are 你(nǐ) 好(hǎo) . And what about 好(hǎo) 的(de) , 好(hǎo) 了(le) , 好(hǎo) 大(dà),do you know?When we say OK,we can say 好(hǎo) 的(de).If you want to tell others something you have done,you can say 好(hǎo) 了(le).However,好(hǎo) 大(dà) means "very big",the 好 is "very" when 好 this word goes on to the adjective such 好(hǎo) 多(duō) ,好(hǎo) 漂(piào) 亮(liɑnɡ) ,好(hǎo) 开(kāi) 心(xīn),ect. 好的,all the above is today's Chinese Skype Lesson Tips.

  • #369

    陈奕敏 (Saturday, 07 October 2017 17:24)

    In the last Chinese Skype Lesson,那吾asked me a question after reading the article:为什么大将军可以带领五万个士兵?I told him that the general is the leader in the army,he is more resourceful than soldiers .Compared to the past ,he likes to ask questions more .I'm glad to see his progress.I hope he can do better in next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #370

    陈奕敏 (Saturday, 07 October 2017 17:44)

    In the Chinese Skype Lesson,梅百丽 was a little late because she was disconnected from the Internet.We reviewed the words “中秋节” “国庆节” “月饼”and “灯笼”and sentences“中秋节在八月十五。”in the last lesson.I typed the pinyin on skype,she can read them .In this Chinese Skype Lesson,we learned more words and sentences which about festival.Finally,she do a dialogue with me.

  • #371

    陈奕敏 (Sunday, 08 October 2017 16:49)

    The topic of this Chinese Skype Lesson is "Outdoor Adventure Learning".When I asked 那吾what other outdoor adventures there were, he said playing football is an "outdoor adventure" because it was played outdoors and was vulnerable to injury.This topic is a bit difficult for him,but he told me that he would review the topic.I will check it in next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #372

    Liu (Tuesday, 10 October 2017 04:43)

    In today's Chinese Skype class,宇腾 learned the new words and the dialogue.When we were learning how to ask the prices of the fruits, he read 苹果多少钱一斤 and he didn't read 苹果 in the right tone,I made a joke that he maybe got some Tianjin dialects.At last,I asked a question :橙子、葡萄、荔枝,那个最便宜? (Which is the most cheapest among oranges graps and lichi ?)I didn't expect he can understand the question and answer it properly.In the end of the Chinese Skype lesson, I told him 再见 not only means good bye but also means see you again.

  • #373

    麦雯君 (Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:40)

    Chinese Skype Lessons for Jahzara. Jahzara gave me a great surprise at the class on October 7th. Before that class, we learn about (tù zi) 兔 子 (bunny),and I showed her my toy bunny. She was happy and excited. We had a good time on that class.To my surprise, she bought two rabbits home and named them.She showed the two to me, and told me she loves bunny. I am so happy that she can share her favours to me.And I hope we can learn together and grow together on Chinese Skype Class in the furture.

  • #374

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:45)

    Chinese Skape Lessons:In today's ChineseSkape Lesson, I sang a song to 子翘. The song named little star is a famous nursery rhyme in China. However it is just a leading-in. I taught him some adjecives, such as 亮晶晶,红彤彤,绿油油and 金灿灿. And in today's lesson,I showed paints about animals to 心翘. We learned some knowledge of cook,hen and egg.Then she shared a pair of glass shoes. She told me the shoes had magic. She also showed me a picture she painted. It was a Chinese girl. So nice it was! And I taught her that there are 56 nations in China.

  • #375

    Liu (Friday, 13 October 2017 03:38)

    I had three Chinese Skype lessons with 柏力 for now,and today's lesson is really a hard one.We learned potiential complements last class,it's difficult at first,but at last he was kind of get it.This Chinese Skype lesson,we talked about the extented use of “出来”, for example "想出来"、“写出来”,He's really confused at first,thinking what exactely “出来” means, later I give hime some sentences like "你听不听得出来我是谁",it's better but still difficult for him.I think I need to find some more accessible way to let him understand the grammare.

  • #376

    Liu (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:40)

    My Chinese Skype Lesson with 宇腾 today is very interesting.We learned part 2 of Unit 3,it's about clothes and colors,we learned several adjective to describe clothes,such as "长" “短” “厚”“薄”,and also the measure word "条" “套”“件”.The funny part is, when we were talking about colors,i gave him a phrase"ɡěi nǐ diǎn yán sè kàn kan",he said he can understand every character in it,but still no idea what it means.I told him it means "Teach somebody a lesson",you used it when somebody pissed you off,he suddnely bursted into laughter.I am very glad that he thinks learning Chinese is very interesting.Also,during the Chinese Skype lesson,I found that he can make a better connection between English and Chinese.For example like T恤 and 夹克,he knew exacterly what it meant after he read it.I think that's a step forward.

  • #377

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 13:35)

    In today's Chinese Skype class,I told a story named “The little hat is missing” to 子翘. The story is about misapprehend. At the end 子翘 also learned a Chinese idiom 疑邻盗斧.He knew that we shouldn't misapprehend others. And Chinese Skype class for 心翘 was also interesting. 心翘 showed me her new hair decorations. And she made a sound like a dog. Unexpectedly she went to a room and hold a toy puppy saying hello to me.So lovely! Then we talk about animals. And she also shared me a glass dolphin which is made by herself. I suggested he that put the glass dolphin in front of her eyes and describe what she see. She did as I said and said that what she saw was me, with a big mouth and ugly face. All in all, we spent a happy time in this Chinese Skype class.

  • #378

    Liu (Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:30)

    In today's Chinese Skype class, 宇腾 learned part one of Unit 4.We learned how to order a dish in restaurants.He said that Chinese cuisine is the best.He knew how to make mapo tofu,braised eggplant and dumplings.Also, I explained how and when we would use measure word during the Chinese Skype class.While we were talking about tea,I asked him what kind of tea does he like. He didn't know the word for green tea in advance, but he tried to say "lǜ chá" which is the correct answer. Then I asked him how to say black tea,as expected he said " hēi chá ".He bursted in to laughter after he saw my face,he knew it's another trick,LOL.Actually, black tea is "hónɡ chá". There are always so much fun in the Chinese Skype class.

  • #379

    谭舒欣 (Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:38)

    The last Chinese Skype lesson is 罗兰 's first Chinese class. We learnt about what is Pinyin?Pinyin just like phonetic symbols in English.It helps us to read Chinese words.It 's Chinese pronunciation and consists of three parts——initials,finals and tones. After the class she told me she loved the class.Actually,me too.I think 罗兰 is a gifted student of Chinese language beacause she can accurately guess how to read most of the Pinyin that she never learnt before.Wonderful!As 罗兰 said Chinese Skype Lesson was interesting and easy,I love Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #380

    谭舒欣 (Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:56)

    I got a new massage from my student Dingjie on last Chinese Skype Lesson,he is a captain of a Boeing aircraft.When we talked about the degrees Fahrenheit and degrees Celsius, he told me only the USA uses the degrees Farenheit,and all countries of over the world use degrees Celsius.That 's cool.I never notice it before.Now,I know why he tell me the weather is very cool thirty degrees.Because it's degrees Fahrenheit.What a wonderful Chinese Skype Lesson !We can learn from each other.

  • #381

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:01)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:In today's Chinese Skype Lesson,I taught 子翘“绕口令”,a kind of Chinese language game. We played this game happily .子翘also learned many things.I pointed out the mistake of his pronunciation . And today 心翘 showed me her extraordinary musical talents .And I promised her that I would take my ocarina last class .

  • #382

    Liu (Friday, 27 October 2017 03:07)

    Enjoyable Chinese Skype Lesson with 柏力 today.We reviewed the grammar.The extended use of "出来" and the reduplicative numeral-measure word.I showed him some pictures,so that the grammar is not that abstract.柏力 learned a new phrase "四大发明" during the Chinese Skype Lesson.Gunpowder,compass,papermaking technology and the printing press,he knew two of those.And now,we have "新的四大发明",which is mobile payment,high speed rail,shopping online and bike sharing.柏力 can tell two of those as well.He also mentioned that his favourite is the high speed rail.

  • #383

    张斯淇 (Tuesday, 31 October 2017 05:13)

    After traveling about a month, Mabou finally came back and attent the Chinese Skype Lesson. I was happy that she shared her experience with me in Chinese although she didn't pay more attention on reviewing the knowledge. Also, because her birthday is coming, she was so excited to tell me some plans which she would do in that day. It is a good thing that she tried to share somthing in Chinese in the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #384

    张斯淇 (Tuesday, 31 October 2017 08:41)

    After finishinh the story, 南辕北辙,佳怡 begain to learn how to write the characters in the Chinese Skype Lesson. It is a little difficult for her to remember the words in this lesson, so we spent a lot of time to practice in the Chinese Skype Lesson. Finally, we finished it and started to learn something new. Also, we started to read a new reading which talk about a trip in Beijing, China. So in this part, I would share her more Chinese culture in the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #385

    张斯淇 (Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:31)

    卡隆吉 is one of my new student in the Chinese Skype Lesson. He is a clever boy and he can type and speak some simple words and sentences in Chinese. So in his Chinese Skype Lesson, what I need to do is to help him review the knowledge that he learnt at home. It was surprised that he would try to make some sentences with the words which he had learnt already by himself. Although sometimes he seems a little sleepy in the Chinese Skype Lesson, he is a student who show me his passion in learning Chinese in the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #386

    张斯淇 (Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:11)

    梅百丽 is a girl who likes singing and reciting. However, she pronounce some characters incorrectly. Therefore in her Chinese Skype Lesson, I am asked to correct her pronunciation again and again, which would make some students lose the interest to learn Chinese. Actually, her prononciation is not bad although she do cannot read some words correctly. However, it seems that she enjoyed to learn some characters and sentences and to repeat the them in the Chinese Skype Lesson. Hope I can help her learn what she want to learn in the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #387

    张斯淇 (Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:42)

    Halloween is coming! When the Skype show some emoji about Halloween, 小昆兄弟 started to show me in the Chinese Skype Lesson. It is funny for me to know how they spent their Halloween time and what they would make up in that day. Because they are interested in this topic, I taught them how to say some words like vampire, witch, werewolf in Chinese. What's more, 小厅 showed me his captain hat which make him look so cute. I was so delighted to see that they could learn something with joy in the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #388

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:17)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:In today's Chinese Skype Lesson,子翘 played a game with me. I described animals and he guessed.Then we exchanged. We guessed plants, fruits, amimals and so on. And today I showed 陶笛,a traitional musical instrument of China, to 心翘。 And I talked a story "自相矛盾". Then we read an ancient poetry 九月九日忆山东兄弟. I told her that this poetry is about 重阳节,a Chinese traditional festival. I hope that I can help them learn more about Chinese in the Chinese Skype Lesson .

  • #389

    Liu (Friday, 03 November 2017 02:31)

    Chinese Skype Lesson Tip: 手足 (shǒu zú ) Let's look at some sentences first.
    Everyone gets cold hands and feet sometimes, especially during winter
    We were like brothers.
    So,literally “手” means hand,“足” means foot."手足" can be translated as hands and feet,just like the first sentence.
    In addition,we all know that hands and feet are part of our body,they are related to each other and inseparable.Therefore, people refer to brothers as "手足",because of their intimated relationship.
    Get it now? Try using "手足" to make a sentence during the Chinese Skype Lesson!

  • #390

    吴纯 (Friday, 03 November 2017 13:21)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:In today's Chinese Skype Lesson.Today(Thursday,Oct. ,19)is my first class in Skype,and Iam excited to see my student,林娜,an American girl.I introduce myself to her ,and I teach her some words from YCT3,such like 衣服,裤子,苹果,汽车 and so on.Then I aks her some questions about her daily life,like:你喜欢飞机还是公共汽车.I hope that I can help her more about Chinese in the Chinese Skype Lesson .

  • #391

    吴纯 (Friday, 03 November 2017 13:46)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:In today's Chinese Skype Lesson. Today(Saturday,Oct. 29)I teach.林娜 some new words and.sentences.林娜 tell me 我喜欢西瓜汁,and she learn a new sentence:你正在干什么?.So,we practice by making conversations.Then we do some practic about YCT3,林娜is a clever girl.I hope that I can help 林娜 learn more about Chinese in the Chinese Skype Lesson .

  • #392

    冯琳丹 (Monday, 06 November 2017 05:32)

    Today's Chinese Skype Lesson with 爱莲 is about three of The Four Great Inventions of Chinese people in ancient times, which are printing, compass and gunpowder. During this Chinese Skype Lesson, 爱莲 told me that she really interested in books and book's printing, and she thought the most interesting one was printing, because there are so many way to printed the Chinese characters since Sui and Tang Dynasties, especially the Song Dynasty. 爱莲 is highly wants to learn more Chinese history in Chinese Skype Lesson, and I'm trying my best to teach her more in my Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #393

    冯琳丹 (Monday, 06 November 2017 11:30)

    莉莉 and I have two topics in our Chinese Skype Lesson today. One was clothing like gloves, hat and shoes, another was vehicles. 莉莉 has told me what kind of gloves would be used in kitchen, the different color from Singapore and China. We also talked about the subway in Singapore, her different feeling about traveling by planes, trains and ships in Chinese Skype Lesson. It was really fun. We are looking forward to the next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #394

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 07 November 2017 13:04)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I had a great time with 子翘and 心翘. I found that 子翘 was talented in math. In story time, I read some number .At the same time, he brought out the sum. It made me very surprised. Ans 子翘 told me that he had learned mental arithmetic.What a versatile boy! And In today's lesson, 心翘 introduced me her beautiful room. I saw many toys on her bed. 心翘 showed me her new smart mobile phone. Then we played domino. I have never seen Domino. Thanks to 心翘. Nice to have a wonderful time with them in our Chinese Skype Lesson .

  • #395

    吴纯 (Friday, 10 November 2017 03:34)

    Chinese Skype Lesson,this is today's class.Today is Nov.2,Ihave lclass with 林娜,we learn many words from YCT like these adjectives: 高的、低的、可爱的,and some nones like 橙子,草莓,猫,大象 and so on.林娜 tells me she likes tiger,and she has a dog at home.It is what we learn today.

  • #396

    洪小玲 (Saturday, 11 November 2017 03:16)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:In the first class, I show some pictures of fruit to 杰斯特. To my surprise, he can quickly tell me what it is. And then, I teach him many words about activities in a day, like 起床,学习,打电话,看电视,踢球,睡觉. 杰斯特 told me he likes playing basketball and watching TV. We are looking forward to the next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #397

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:40)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:In last Chinese Skype Lesson, I knew that my students didn't know how to speak domino in Chinese. So I prepared to teach them Chinese names of something.Thus today I taught 子翘 KFC and Coca Cola. But after a little ,子翘 seemed to lose the interest and asked to play a game excitedly. So we play games. And today 心翘shared me with a pump. Just a simple pump. However, she viewed the pump as the combination of many musical instrument. She beat it as a drum and played the pipe as an aerophone. After all, childhood is always fragrant. I hope that they can get more wonderful memory in our Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #398

    Liu (Friday, 17 November 2017 02:38)

    Last week, 柏力 went travel with his family.So he shared some funny stories about his journey during today's Chinese Skype Lesson.He took an eight-day cruise to the Bahamas.He met many Chinese stuffs on the cruise,He saw their name tag, so he knew they were Chinese.Then,he asked "Are you Chinese?" (in Chinese). Apparently,they are very surprised and happy.柏力 said he had a good time,cuz they got very good service.

  • #399

    洪小玲 (Tuesday, 21 November 2017 15:22)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:In the last lesson, 杰斯特 learned some words about weather, like 晴天,下雨,刮风,下雪,阴天. To begin with, 杰斯特 answered my questions quickly and told me that why he would like this kind of weather. Besides, we also learned some words: 今天,明天,昨天. 杰斯特 could be better to master these words.

  • #400

    洪小玲 (Tuesday, 21 November 2017 15:37)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:In the Sunday's lesson, we learnt family words and addressing People: 爷爷,奶奶,弟弟,妹妹,哥哥,姐姐,小姐,先生,同学,朋友,学生. According to 杰斯特's saying, I knew that he liked his grandparents and brother very much. At the same time, he would read after me. I thought it is really surprising. I hope 杰斯特 can continue this attitude in the class.

  • #401

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 28 November 2017 14:20)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:I haven't seen my lovely students for two weeks. I miss them very much. In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I taught my students a Chinese game named 脑筋急转弯. Being popular with children in China, this game is just some simple questions while the answers are always unexpected. It is beneficial to children's intelligence inspiring.子翘 was very interested in it though it was hard to guess the answers. While 心翘 seemed not to like it. 心翘 lost a tooth recently. She showed it to me. She put out a box which was in full of little teech and told me which one is hers, which one is her brother's.So cute! Aha, I am very happy that she treats me as a friend in our Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #402

    Liu (Friday, 01 December 2017 14:10)

    柏力 didn't have class last Thursday cuz it's Thanksgiving Day,but on the beginning of today's Chinese Skype class,he shared his Thanksgiving dinner with me.I am always wondering how turkey tastes like...Besides,we talked about some differences in life between Americans and Chinese.
    For example:
    1.Chinese people don't like to drink water with ice,because we think that it's harmful to our stomach. However American people find hot water disgusting,it's not even tea.Surprisingly,柏力 said he like hot water.
    2.Chinese people like to wear slippers indoors.Americans prefer barefoot,sometimes even shoes, but to Asian people especially Japanese is unacceptable.
    3.Most of the Americans don't mind if they live near the tomb or not.Well, it's not gonna happen in China,people would think it's inauspicious.
    That's all for today's Chinese online class,we learned more about Chinese culture, understood each other's custom.

  • #403

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:29)

    In today 's Chinese Skype Lesson, I also play a game to guess animals with子翘. Recently 子翘's Chinese presentation skill improves. I can understand his wishes more clearly so that I counld guess the animals he described. It is joyful .心翘's birthday is coming next weekend. Therefore in today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I gived her a e-greeting card, just as a little gift which I had prepared one night. I sang Birthday Song to her by Chinese. She was very happy. Then we play dominos. And which make me suprised is that 心翘 asked to teach me painting suddenly. As I know, 心翘 is good at painting. While it is unexpected that she want to teach me! So cute! I could not bring myself to refure her. During the little teacher teach me, I tried my best to lead he to describe in Chinese. Actually my gained my ends. It is happy to have a nice day with them in our Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #404

    Liu (Friday, 22 December 2017 03:31)

    柏力 was really busy recently, he told me that he woke up at 4 this morning. So today's Chinese Skype Lesson is kind of easy. He told me about his trip in China 4 months ago, the experiences he got and the culture shock he met. First of all, after he arrived in HK , he spoke Cantonese to the taxi drive while the taxi driver replied in English, that's kind of funny. Then he got a trouble in Guangzhou railway station, cause there is no pedestal toilet there. He also found out that the street in Guangzhou is much wider than in US, and much bent as well which make him lost easily. But I think 柏力 is a genius, he didn't use the navigation software, he figured out all the way himself, thought he got lost sometimes. More fortunately, he speaks mandarin very well, so it's also a very good way to practice your spoken Chinese. You know another good way to practice your spoken Chinese? Came to have Chinese Skype Lesson with us!

  • #405

    胡家欣 (Wednesday, 27 December 2017 14:42)

    I've been involved in Chinese Skype Lessons for weeks. It's a chanllenge to me. But I'm growing now. My students, 星星和娜娜, are very nice and smart. I'm so glad and pleasure to be with them. Welcome to Chinese Skype Lessons!

  • #406

    周雅含 (Friday, 05 January 2018 07:35)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:The vocation was over. And our Chinese Skype Lesson is begining. Today I asked 子翘 how is his vocation. 子翘 told me he went to ski with his family.Then we guessed animals. Today I taught him Kiwi fruit(猕猴桃)and I also knew that cantaloupe(哈密瓜) has another name "皱皮瓜". Thanks for 子翘and心翘. And in today's lesson , 心翘 drew a fairy for me. It is so lovely. I told her the little fairy was living in the forest. 心翘told me the little fairy was afraid to persons. She is so cute ,isn't she?

  • #407

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 09 January 2018 13:10)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:Today I introduced Mencius ,a scholars of Chinese history,to 子翘 and 心翘. I told them Mencius is a very famous teacher but he didn't like studying when he was a child. Mencius' mother had tried her best to educate her son. The name of the story I told them is 孟母三迁. In order to lead Mencius to knowledge,Mencius' mother had moved their home three time. In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I also taught 心翘 kinds of tea. They learnt a lot today.

  • #408

    Liu (Friday, 12 January 2018 03:23)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: Chinese elderly VS US elderly. It's New Year's day already,therefore at the beginning of the Chinese Skype Lesson,I asked 柏力 if he had any plans for new year,he said "Nah, I am an old man now,maybe go to the gym more to keep me healthy"."Well,that's a little different from here,in China, old people often need to take care of their grandchildren,they go to the park and play tai chi in the morning", I said.Then 柏力 told me that,in US many old people don't want to be babysitter,they prefer freedom.He emphasized FREEDOM.Anyhow,I hope all the elderly,either Chinese or US, 都能身体健康,万事如意!

  • #409

    周雅含 (Friday, 12 January 2018 06:55)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:In today’s class, I introduced Chinese Zodiac (十二生肖) to 子翘. To my surprise , the boy can recite twelve animals proficiently. I also prepared some riddles about Chinese Zodiac as 子翘 likes guessing animals very much. He was so clever. And, for 心翘’s turn, I asked her did her know about Chinese Zodiac. She answered :”I know. Because I had heard what you said. ” She was lovely, right? Today 心翘 was so excited that she told me many story. I also told her some story about animals, like 狐假虎威 and 井底之蛙. It’s my honored to have a good time with them in today’s Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #410

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 16 January 2018 01:12)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:Yesterday is the first time I met Funi. Being her new teacher, I was a little nervous of my first class of Funi. Fortunately, It is not bad. I reviewed what she learnt , such as family member,color,.fruit,number and some sentences. I also intruduced myself for her. And I try to ask her to intruduce herself. I taught her a new sentence "我是美国人",meaning I am American. Hoping that I can have a good time with her.

  • #411

    Liu (Friday, 19 January 2018 03:51)

    柏力 is always ready for the Chinese Skype lesson in advance for an hour.Before the Chinese Skype lesson,he told me that he's learning Chinese to prevent dementia,then he started to play the "Who am I " game. Although he always says that he's an old man,deep in his heart, he's still an vigorous and humorous young man.To put it in an Internet buzzword,he's a “戏精”. Unlike some others, he's really interested in Chinese language and cultures,he try to speak Chinese as much as he can."我和中国人情同手足" he said.I am very honored to have him as my student.

  • #412

    段佳婷 (Friday, 19 January 2018 10:31)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:It's the first time for me to teach 子翘 and 心翘. Before this class, the heart is very nervous, but it is very expected. Because the brothers and sisters are really polite, smart and cute. Knowing that both brothers and sisters like skiing very much, I told 心翘 some snow on the skiing field, which came from two kinds of snow and artificial snow. 子翘 and I reviewed the little story of the turtles and hare races, and I heard another version of the tortoise and rabbit race, and then we guessed some of the sea and the animals on the land. But because of my reasons, I didn't give them a good lesson today. I'll try harder next time to make them happier and more useful through Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #413

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:52)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:Today I told a story about unity to 子翘. Then we played a game. We guessed animals. 子翘 learned 金鱼,鲸鱼,大白鲨and草蜢. And in today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I showed my room to 心翘. I have Hello Kitty toys. When I showed them to 心翘,she was so happy that showed me many Hello Kitty. She told me some of them could sing and dance, some of them could cook , draw, magic and so on. She also told me that Hello Kitty had father and mother. It was my first time to see so many toy. What a lovely girl! Hoping have a good time with them next class.

  • #414

    周雅含 (Friday, 26 January 2018 15:22)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: The December 8th th lunar month is Laba Festival, a traditional festival in China. So in today's Chinese Skype Lesson,I introduced this festival to 子翘 and 心翘. Like other traditional Chinese festivals, Laba has many customs. The famous one is to have Laba porridge which make from kinds of beans and grains. Laba is a new festival they have learnt.It is a pleasure to introduce them to this traditional festival.

  • #415

    周雅含 (Monday, 29 January 2018 17:20)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: Today Funi also wore her pink hat. In today's Chinese Skype Lesson,I taught her the lesson "What is your nationality?". There were some new words and sentence. The new words are about country. It is a little difficult for Funi. When I taught a new word,I asked her to follow me. Sometime she coundn't keep up with me.So she tried to deceive the past. But she made some jokes. She is really a lovely girl! I have to say, she's a very hard child, too. I will try my best to teach her Chinese.

  • #416

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 30 January 2018 15:49)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: In today's Chinese Skype Lesson,I taught 子翘 some Chinese idioms about Chinese Zodiac. Then we guessed animals together. 心翘 listened to us at the side. For her turn, she was so excited that asked me to listen to her stories. She told stories about animals one after another. when she was a little tired, I asked if she had interest to hear my story. She permitted. And I told her a story about a little deer. Then class over.We all had a good time in today's Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #417

    Liu (Friday, 02 February 2018 11:20)

    It's been cold in Guangzhou recently,so in the beginning of today's Chinese Skype Lesson,I was about to ask 柏力 if it snowed in New Jeresy.However,I saw him wear a T-shirt,meantime I wore a down jacket.He said it just snow once this winter, the temperature is heating-up.During the Chinese SKype Lesson,he asked me about "站住",he can understand "拿住、关注、迷住", then I set him a scene. I said if a police and theive saw each other,then the theive would run, and then the police would say "站住".He understood it immediately.Sometime imagination is a very important part of the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #418

    周雅含 (Friday, 02 February 2018 13:00)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: Today, we continued with the contents of last class. I still taught 子翘 some Chinese idioms about Chinese Zodiac. He got four idioms. These idioms all come from some Chinese stories. And 心翘 showed me her favorite bauble. It is colorful and beautiful. I taught them in my room. 心翘 found my solid wood bed cluster. She asked me what it is. I told her in Chinese we called it "子母床".This bed has double layers,both of which can sleep. She seemed interested in my bed and kept asking me some questions. Curiosity is a good motivation for learning.I hope that she can keep asking at our Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #419

    周雅含 (Monday, 05 February 2018 17:17)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:Today I introduced a newfriend Susan, one of my toys, to Funi. Funi was very interested in Susan. Thanks for Susan, we reviewed many things this class. We reviewed color,fruits, family members, number,eye,ear,nationality and so on. Funi still remembered what we had learned, which made me very happy. I told her we will have a new lesson next Chinese Skype Lesson. So I hope her remember what we review this class. Then class over, I said goodbey to her. And she said goodbey to me and Susan. What a lovely girl! Susan and I are looking forward to next class.

  • #420

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:28)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: In today's Chinese Skype Lesson,I taught 子翘 three Chinese idioms about animal. Then we played games. We guessed animals and fruits. 子翘 learned other fruits and vegetable today. And I share some little things with 心翘. Thoes things with Chinese elements are very nice. Out of my expectations, 心翘 also has a case and a little Oil-paper umbrella. She said they were gifts from her Chinese friend. Today we had a good time in Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #421

    Liu (Friday, 09 February 2018 04:47)

    In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, 柏力 asked me about how to use “别提了”, I said it means "Don't mention it",you said that phrase when you don't want others to say something ever again.For example,when your friend knows something you're ashamed of,you don't want to talk about it,then you said "别提了". Later,柏力 asked me how to use "你又来了", I explained that you just say "别提了" five minutes ago, however you friends start to talk about it again, then you can use "你又来了"(there you go again). In this way, 柏力 can understand very clearly. That's all for today's Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #422

    周雅含 (Friday, 09 February 2018 16:35)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I taught 心翘 and 子翘 another name of twelve months in Chinese. Chinese named twelve months accroding from the plants. Today 子翘 was a little late. He said that he had slept just now. While he accessed to knowledge quickly. And 心翘 was very funny today. She made some mistakes deliberatly and then laughed loudly. I also laughed. So much for today.

  • #423

    周雅含 (Monday, 12 February 2018 17:13)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: Today we learned a new lesson about some activities in school. Funi learned some new word such as playing ball, drawing, reading, sing and dancing. Funi still remember our friend Susan. And she made a bunny by her pink hat. She told me the bunny's name is Susin. "Susan" and "Susin" talked a lot and became good friends. Funi is really a lovely girl. When class over, we said good bey for each one.

  • #424

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:20)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: In today‘s Chinese Skype Lesson, we talked about Chinese traditional festival,Spring festival. I told 子翘 that Chinese would decorate their house with some nice decorations in Spring festival. So we learned about Spring Festival couplets , which are pasted on gateposts or door panels in New Year. Today 心翘 shared me with a kind of toy about picnic. WE played games together and had a good time. So much for today's Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #425

    Liu (Friday, 16 February 2018 06:10)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: Today is Chinese Spring Festival, I am glad that I had class with 柏力. At the beginning of the class, he gave me New year's greetings, he said "刘老师,新年快乐!恭喜发财!身体健康!万事如意". Then he sent me a pic with a red packet, he said he used magic and that's my lucky money in it. I can see that 柏力 wants to be involved in something about Chinese culture, so during this Chinese Skype Lesson, I shared some of the customs in my hometown. 柏力 said that he was about to buy "对联" today,however after he saw the crowded people in China Town, he gave up,lol. After this Chinese Skype Lesson, 柏力 knew more about Chinese traditional culture. Happy New year, every one !

  • #426

    Liu (Friday, 23 February 2018 04:39)

    Nowadays,with the highly speedy development of China's economy,Chinese cultures and mandrain are becoming more and more popular in the world.Therefore,Chinese Skype Lesson provides a better and easy way to learn Chinese. During today's Chinese Skype Lesson, 柏力 shared some photos of the Spring Festivial parade in Manhattan Chinatown.There were dragon dance, singings...many kinds of different performances.By the way, 柏力 also give pocket money to kids,"拜年" is 柏力's favourite event right now,lol.

  • #427

    周雅含 (Monday, 26 February 2018 17:15)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: Two weeks has passed. Today's Chinese Skype Lesson is a new class after Chinese new year for funi. So I shared some knowledge about Chinese Spring Festival. Then we continued the lesson we learned last class. Funi forgot many words we learned. I helped her to review and taught her the new words. We learned the new sentence I like to do something. Funi did a good job today. Hope to see her next week.

  • #428

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 27 February 2018 16:30)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: Today I was going to tell some stories about mythology. But 子翘 told me he wanted to told me another story named three piggies. I asked can he tell me right now. He said he couldn't remember the whole story and asked for the video. I promised. Then we watched the video. At last , 子翘 told me the whole story and answered some of my questions. Our class was over. Then it is for 心翘's turn. We guessed animals . 心翘 shared me with some new things. It is all of today‘s Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #429

    Liu (Friday, 02 March 2018 03:30)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: The construction "就是...也...".
    In this construction,"就是" introduces a condition or concession, and “也” is used to indicate that the result is not affected by the previous situation.For example,
    At the first sight,柏力 thought "就是" means “exactly”, like in the sentence "没错,就是我", I told him that in this sentence it's better to translate into "even if",then I give him more examples, kept practising and practising, now he know how to use this contruction.Of course at the next Chinese Skype Lesson,we will review it again.As we all know,language can only be mastered through repeated practice.

  • #430

    周雅含 (Friday, 02 March 2018 09:18)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:Today, I showed 子翘 and 心翘 a pair of chopsticks. And I said to 子翘,in Chinese , we usually say 一双筷子(a pair of chopsticks)but not 两双筷子 (two chopsticks). We played games. I asked them some questions about the application classifiers, such as 一()月牙,一()泉水 and so on. Of course sometime I would give them some tips. I told them in Chinese,classifiers(量词) is a little difficult and thoes questions has more than one answer. For example, if water in a cup,we said a cup of water(一杯水), if water in a bottle,we said a bottle of water(一瓶水).But when I picked up the water, I would say a handful of water (一捧水). 子翘 is very clever. He asked me a lot of questions: How about a camputer(一台电脑)? a mobile phone(一台手机)? HA,ha.When 心翘 knowed that my chopsticks are made from ceramics, she was curious. Usually Chinese chopsticks are made from bamboo or wood. And 心翘 showed me her ceramic cup made by herself. She is a capable child.

  • #431

    Liu (Monday, 05 March 2018 03:39)

    The beginning of the March is also the beginning of the Chinese Skype Lesson with 佳怡, 佳怡 is a shy girl but also a very kind and warm-hearted girl.It's our first Chinese Skype Lesson, after introduction, 佳怡 told me something about her proactively.It's a very good start. Later when we were studying the Chinese characters, she worte very carefully, besides she took my advice and tried to worte it more beautiful.During the lesson, 佳怡 learned 4 new characters, she told me that "揉" is difficult to remember, then I gave her another character "柔" ,these two characters were pronounced the same and they have the similar part, that deepened her impression on both "柔" and "揉".

  • #432

    周雅含 (Tuesday, 06 March 2018 03:48)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: A week passed again,we had Chinese Skype Lesson.Yesterday I helped Funi to review the lesson in school and then we learned the new class Put on clothes. We learned clothes , shoes , socks , skirt, hat and so on. What‘s ,more, we learned the new sentence "Put on my clothes."She really did a good job.

  • #433

    Liu (Saturday, 10 March 2018)

    Chinese Skype Lesson:Last time when I had class with 柏力,it was Lantern festival.And this time,it's International Women's Day.One of my friends, who studies in Poland right now, told me that Polish people think that it's very strange to have this kind of festival, then I asked 柏力, it so happened that 柏力 was a history teacher, he told me some Poland history, about the social status of women. During this Chinese Skype lesson, we learned lesson 35, there was a new word "享受" which means enjoy, 柏力 said that there is another word “同乐” in his dictionary means enjoy together, therefore I corrected him that "同乐" is only used when someone wish you something,for example someone says "Happy New Year" to you,you can say "同乐,同乐!"

  • #434

    Liu (Sunday, 11 March 2018 07:24)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: My first Chinese Skype Lesson with 罗明 made me very impressive, during the class, we had a quick scan through lesson 1 to lesson 4, in lesson 5, we learned a new word "零起点", 罗明 said that he's not a “零起点" learner, he already learned Chinese for one year,besides he has Chinese friends to practice with.I am very impressed by his pronunciation. We learned four pattern drills, the first one was to ask about numbers "有多少...”, the second one is "够...的", means it's really...or quite...,for example "够热的"、"够累的", it can emphasis "热" or "累" ,we practiced a lot,I am sure he can remember it well.

  • #435

    Liu (Monday, 12 March 2018 07:43)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: Recently, 佳怡 is learning more and more Chinese characters, for example "揉 柔" " 睁 争", these two pairs of characters have something in common, "柔" is the right part of "揉", besides they got the same pronunciation. I told 佳怡 sometimes you can remember characters like this,but sometimes you can't. In my opinion, 佳怡 is a very hardworking girl, even though we only have two classes for now, every time we do a dictation, she can write it well. I asked her about how she spend the weekend, she said that she didn't go anywhere,just stay at home and study.

  • #436

    Liu (Thursday, 15 March 2018 02:47)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: For now, 佳怡 already finished the text book, from this class on, we started to review all the characters she had learned before. During the Chinese Skype Lesson, we reviewed 11 characters, at the beginning I showed her a pic,which was related to one of the characters, it reminded 佳怡 of the character and enriched her imagination. After all these practicing, I found that 佳怡 is very familiar with those characters, she could figured it out with 5 seconds, more importantly she could wrote all the characters in the right way, she's a hardworking girl. Besides giving a picture, I also gave her a sentence to read, to have a better understanding of how to use it.Nice try! 佳怡

  • #437

    Liu (Friday, 16 March 2018 02:17)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: On today's Chinese Skype Lesson,柏力 read an article named "高薪穷人族" ,at the beginning 柏力 is confused about "高薪" ,he thought that it meant somebody who is tall, I explained that "高薪" means "很高的薪水或者很高的工资",then he can get it. 柏力 also had problem with "族",in that phrase ,"族" means a group of people with similar points.For example,"啃老族" 、“月光族” “上班族”........ Later, we started to learn the new words of Lesson 36, there was a new word "最好" means "had better..." ,柏力 said he thought that "最好" means the best. I agreed with him,I said that when it's adj.,"最好" means the best, like "你是我见过最好的学生". But when it's adv.,"最好" means "had better",like "你最好别迟到". I believed that 柏力 understand all the new words, I am looking forward to meet him in our next Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #438

    Liu (Friday, 16 March 2018 10:27)

    Chinese Skype Lesson with 罗明: I really like to have Chinese Skype Lesson with 罗明,he's very smart and always willing to learn. I was surprised at the beginning of the class, he typed "我们开始吧" in Chinese to me on Skype, I never knew that he can type Chinese, after all he's a junior Chinese level student.During these Chinese Skype Lesson, I tried to use more Chinese sentences, most of them he can understand, just some few phrases he didn't know, he said he have learned Chinese for one year on his own, that's impressive, he got good pronunciation and large vocabulary.Therefore, at the moment, he need to learn more patter drill to speak standard mandarin.

  • #439

    周雅含 (Monday, 19 March 2018 16:49)

    Chinese Skype Lesson: Because of the sick, we had no class last Monday. And today,we began a new class. First of all, I helped Fany to review the knowledge we learnt last class. Of course, she forgot them. Aha! After all, we hadn't see each other two weeks. But after this class, I think she could get them. And this Chinese Skype Lesson, we also learned the new lesson about vehicles. We learnt car, train, plane, taxi and so on. We learnt a new sentence about"What is that?", too . Happy to have a good time with the lovely girl!

  • #440

    Liu (Friday, 23 March 2018 10:28)

    Chinese Skype Lesson with 罗明 : In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I try to used more Chinese common expressions, for example I said " 我早上很晚才起床 ", maybe 罗明 can't say these sentence by himself, however words by words he can put them together and figured it out.In my opinion,he already learned a lot of Chinese words,besides he had many Chinese friends to practice with. Therefore,language is not the thing you can figure out by yourself but to use and communicate. Actually, it took few minutes for 罗明 to put all the meanings together, but once he got it,he burst out into laughter and got more confidence on learning Chinese,this is a virtuous circle.

  • #441

    Liu (Monday, 26 March 2018 13:22)

    Chinese Skype Lesson with 佳怡:In today's Chinese Skype Lesson, I asked 佳怡 about her weekend.She told me that she just stayed at home and did some reading.It's a book about friendship and she need to write a comment about it.Later we reviewed four words,"否则、做、谁、件".She can wrote and typed correctly.During these Chinese Skype lesson,we reviewed ten characters from the vocabulary.佳怡 can spoke out every characters according to the picture.Although the AP test is still difficult for her,I hope that we can learn character by character.

  • #442

    Chilii (Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:56)

    Today's Skype Chinese lesson is good. 卡隆吉 is a hardworking student and has a really good learning attitude. As his tutor I feel very relaxed and glad. Hope we could be good friend and share the ideas, questions and some other interesting topics later during the Skype Chinese lessons.

  • #443

    Tian (Saturday, 07 April 2018 07:41)

    News sharing is very common in my Skype Chinese Lessons with Len who is from Russia and he has been with me via Skype Chinese Lessons for years. We talked about the high Tariffs on Chinese imports and Trumps tariffs on American imports from China. Yes, it is a Trade War. 贸易战!

  • #444

    Liu (Monday, 09 April 2018 03:44)

    Chinese Skype Lesson with 佳怡 :It's our first Chinese Skype Lesson since Spring break, 佳怡 talked about her amazing journey in Italy, the fountain in Rome and the ships from Venice.During the Chinese Skype Lesson, we reviewed 10 words from the vocabulary, I asked 佳怡 to write the Chinese down, and read the sentence without Pinyin, I found out that there were many basic characters she didn't know, such as "准备、健康", so these class actually very slow, but it's fine, we need to learned all the basic characters one by one, then we can read articles.

  • #445

    郭子烨 (Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:12)

    Chinese Skype Lesson with 那威: I am glad to have the class with那威 for the first time! And I hope 那威could accept me. 那威 focused on the lesson and took a note, it was very good! Though this lesson, I have known more about 那威’condition of study. Today in Chinese Skype Lesson he learned two sentence pattern,“ni zai na er”and “wo zai na er gan shen me”.I sure he will be well mastered.I am looking forward to the next meeting in Chinese Skype Learning.

  • #446

    郭子烨 (Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:21)

    Chinese Skype Lesson with 那威:At first we reviewed the content we had learnt in the last class yesterday.And then, we tried to add the time nouns into the sentence.I think you could get it! We also learned the sentence"I want to learn sth."For example"I want to learn to play football".At last, we learned "I had a cold". But I think this part you should learn better. Keep go on in the Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #447

    Tian (Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:10)

    Q & A for Chinese Skype Lessons :So all 3 are valid, and depending on your situation they would work. In a more casual setting, a simple 這個怎麼念, “how do you read this” would suffice.
    In Chinese, while pointing to several printed Chinese characters, how would you ask, “How do you say these characters?” Are any of the following attempts correct? 这些词怎么读?这些词怎么说?这些词怎么念?Which is more natural sounding? More will be follwed for Chinese Skype Lesson.

  • #448

    郭子烨 (Monday, 23 April 2018 17:02)

    Chinese Skype Lesson with 那威:I am glad to see 那威 again! And you had this lesson on time. Very good! Today we mostly learned about color and the phrase"yuelaiyue".You get it well. And I hope you can review them before in the next Chinese Skype lesson!

  • #449

    段佳婷 (Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:07)

    Chinese Skype Lesson with 星星娜娜:This is the first time to have a lesson with the star nana. It is a great pleasure to have a Lesson in Chinese Skype Lesson, and it is also a pleasure to meet the studious, earnest 星星娜娜. Seeing their love of Chinese, I want to learn Chinese as much as I can.

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