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Year of the Dragon: Lunar New Year article icon

Languages

Year of the Dragon: Lunar New Year

Happy Year of the Dragon! Learn more about what this year means and how to say some traditional New Year greetings to celebrate.

Article
5 mins
Chinese at the tip of your tongue: How do you translate brand names? video icon

Languages

Chinese at the tip of your tongue: How do you translate brand names?

Have you got a 'treasure horse'? Discover the interesting stories behind the Chinese translations of international car brands.

Video
5 mins
Chinese at the tip of your tongue: East, west, south and north video icon

Languages

Chinese at the tip of your tongue: East, west, south and north

Place names in Chinese are often associated with their geographical locations. Can you guess the place names correctly?

Video
5 mins
Chinese at the tip of your tongue: Culture behind the numbers video icon

Languages

Chinese at the tip of your tongue: Culture behind the numbers

Just like in other cultures, numbers have hidden meanings in Chinese culture too. Discover the philosophy behind the figures.

Video
5 mins
Chinese at the tip of your tongue: A glimpse of Chinese video icon

Languages

Chinese at the tip of your tongue: A glimpse of Chinese

Why does Chinese sound so tonal? Dr Kan explains the myth of pronouncing Chinese characters.

Video
5 mins
Download our Chinese characters learning apps article icon

Languages

Download our Chinese characters learning apps

Dr Qian Kan, Head of Chinese at The Open University, led the development and the update of the Chinese@OU app, which is ready to download. She explains below why it is important to learn Chinese.

Article
5 mins
Year of the Rabbit: Chinese New Year audio icon

Languages

Year of the Rabbit: Chinese New Year

兔年快乐!tǔ nián kuài lè! Happy Chinese New Year of the rabbit! Why not learn how to say some Chinese New Year’s greetings to celebrate Chinese New Year?

Audio
5 mins
Year of the Tiger: Chinese New Year article icon

Languages

Year of the Tiger: Chinese New Year

虎年快乐!Hǔ nián kuàilè! Happy Year of the Tiger. Why not learn some Chinese New Year’s greetings to celebrate Chinese New Year?

Article
5 mins
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Education & Development

Design thinking cards

The welcome pack that is sent with our first level module (U101) is designed to get you thinking differently about objects that are familiar to us all.

Activity
10 mins
Learning Design Vision Statement Tool activity icon

Education & Development

Learning Design Vision Statement Tool

A reconceptualised and bi-lingual version of the original Learning Design Wordwheel for Mandarin speaking learning designers.

Activity
10 mins
Getting started with Chinese business culture essentials free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Getting started with Chinese business culture essentials

Business dealings with China are on the increase. As a result, more and more organisations and business people are realising the need of doing more than just adhering to the rules of Chinese etiquette (such as presenting business cards with both hands) or the ‘dos and don'ts’ (such not opening gifts in front of your hosts) to have successful ...

Free course
6 hrs
Year of the Ox: Chinese New Year article icon

Languages

Year of the Ox: Chinese New Year

牛年快乐 ! Niú nián kuàilè! Happy Year of the Ox. Why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words to celebrate Chinese New Year?

Article
5 mins
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