If you are a Chinese-speaking parent who is in the process of teaching your children Mandarin Chinese, you might find that your children are far more advanced in understanding daily conversations than they are in recognizing Chinese characters. This is a common occurrence in Chinese-American households, since it is far more natural to create a learning environment for your children to develop listening and speaking skills through daily conversation.
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Do you often sing English nursery rhymes such as “Mary Had a Little Lamb” or “London Bridge” with your children? If your children have started to study Mandarin Chinese, you can consider teaching them a few Chinese nursery rhymes. You might have heard that song are a great way to get your kids to love learning Chinese, and nursery rhymes are especially a fantastic learning tool for younger children.
This week, TutorMing was named as one of Homeschool.com’s Top 100 Education Companies of 2016. Every year, Homeschool.com compiles an exclusive list of the best education websites based on value, resources, parent’s reviews, and service. The goal of this list is to recognize outstanding companies that facilitate independent learning. This year, TutorMing was proudly mentioned in the foreign language category.
You might wonder why a white Jewish high-schooler from suburban New Jersey decided to learn Chinese. Why not Spanish, a language so prevalently spoken in the U.S – or even French, which uses the same alphabet as English? Why learn a language with a completely different tonal and writing system that is primarily spoken in a country over 6,000 miles away?
After the state visit with President Xi of China, President Obama announced a new initiative: To have 1 million American students learn Mandarin Chinese by 2020.