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    Download our Chinese characters learning apps

    By Dr Qian Kan

    Why is an app an ideal way to learn a new language? Qian Kan, one of the team members behind the OU course Beginner's...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jun 2018

  • Download our Chinese characters learning apps

    Download our Chinese characters learning apps Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Qian Kan Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2018
    Why is an app an ideal way to learn a new language? Qian Kan, one of the team members behind the OU course Beginner's Chinese and the "Chinese Characters...
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    Year of the Dog: Chinese New Year

    By The OpenLearn team

    As the Chinese celebrate the Year of the Dog, why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words, or find...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2018

  • Year of the Dog: Chinese New Year

    Year of the Dog: Chinese New Year Creative commons image Icon By Made by Fanghong (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2018
    As the Chinese celebrate the Year of the Dog, why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words, or find out more about our furry friends?
  • Why is 'modern language' taken to mean 'European language'?

    By Dr Jieun Kiaer

    In education in the UK, 'modern languages' all too often means those of Northern Europe.  Dr Jieun Kiaer argues...

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    5 mins

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    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2017

  • Why is 'modern language' taken to mean 'European language'?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2017
    In education in the UK, 'modern languages' all too often means those of Northern Europe.  Dr Jieun Kiaer argues that it's an attitude that's outdated.
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    12 famous Confucius quotes on education and learning

    By Dr Qian Kan

    What's your favourite Confucius quote on education and learning? Look at these examples and let us know what you...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Mar 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Mar 2017
    What's your favourite Confucius quote on education and learning? Look at these examples and let us know what you think by voting in our poll. 
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    Writing across cultures

    By Xiaolu Guo

    Xiaolu Guo explains how she approached her novel, A Concise Chinese–English Dictionary for Lovers - making creativity...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    28 Feb 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Feb 2017
    Xiaolu Guo explains how she approached her novel, A Concise Chinese–English Dictionary for Lovers - making creativity work across the English and Chinese...
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    Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year

    By The OpenLearn team

    As the Chinese celebrate the Year of the Rooster, why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words, or...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2017

  • Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year

    Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year Creative commons image Icon By The original uploader was 用心阁 at Chinese Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jan 2017
    As the Chinese celebrate the Year of the Rooster, why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words, or find out more about the people and culture?
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    Living Shakespeare: Hong Ying on China and the sonnets

    Shakespeare's sonnets were once banned in China and are now popular with the gay community. Hong Ying, author of...

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    30 Aug 2016

  • Living Shakespeare: Hong Ying on China and the sonnets

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
    Shakespeare's sonnets were once banned in China and are now popular with the gay community. Hong Ying, author of ‘Daughter of the River’ looks at...
  • Year of The Monkey: Chinese New Year

    By Dr Qian Kan

    As we enter the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese horoscope, a guide to making your new year wishes - and what...

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    25 Jan 2016

  • Year of The Monkey: Chinese New Year

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jan 2016
    As we enter the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese horoscope, a guide to making your new year wishes - and what the start of the Monkey may mean. 
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    Ms Yang on British and Chinese education

    By Jun Yang-Williams

    Ms Yang, the science teacher from 'Are our kids tough enough? Chinese school', gives her opinion on education in...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Sep 2015

  • Ms Yang on British and Chinese education

    Ms Yang on British and Chinese education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 08 Sep 2015
    Ms Yang, the science teacher from 'Are our kids tough enough? Chinese school', gives her opinion on education in Britain and China and reflects on her...
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Sep 2015

  • My teaching experience on 'Are our kids tough enough? Chinese school'

    My teaching experience on 'Are our kids tough enough? Chinese school' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Sep 2015
    Yang, Jun (Ms Yang in the 'Are our Kids tough enough? Chinese school?' series) mulls over her time at Bohunt Academy. 

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  • Beginners' Chinese

    Learn about Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication and gain insights into Chinese society and culture. This free course, Beginners’ Chinese,...

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    Learn about Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication and gain insights into...