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Jane L.
We have some good news to share with everyone. For the past few months, we have been renovating our second school on Jiaozhou Road, and it is now complete! That’s Mandarin has always been dedicated to providing its students a conducive and cozy learning environment, and we’re confident to say that our newly-renovated school will...
An exciting summer holiday is on its way, and many parents would like their kids’ summer to be not only interesting, but also educational. Traveling abroad has always been considered one of the best options, as it allows children to visit different countries and learn about different cultures. Yet, a pure sightseeing journey doesn’t always seem good...
Most parents we know are very concerned about their children’s health when they go to camp, especially to a country like China. Beside the activities and content of the camp, the next question we often get is about the food we provide at camp. Rest assured, parents! We’ve got it all covered. As a start,...
Studying Chinese isn’t just about learning the language itself, it’s also about acquiring knowledge of the Chinese culture as language and culture are inseparable from each other. Therefore, if you want to master Chinese, it’s very important for you to have an insight into the Chinese culture, and know more about Chinese people’s daily life...
Each kid should be awarded the opportunity to come and learn about a different culture.” In the past few years, there were groups of parents who wanted something different for their children. They wanted to deviate from the usual summer camps in their hometowns or countries. They were looking for new ways for their children...
Hot days, cold days, mild-weathered days,… It doesn’t matter; noodles are a staple food that can be eaten at any time, especially in China. While most foreigners would steer clear of soup noodles in the summer (due to the heat!), Chinese people wouldn’t say no to a bowl of delicious noodles dish. Here is our...
The Chinese zodiac has been around for thousands of years and used to be the main astrological belief that Chinese people based their actions and predictions on. It is believed that the animals in the zodiac represents the characters of the people born under each zodiac sign. We will explore the following: What is Chinese...
Shanghai has long been renowned as one of the must-visit places in the world. With a population of over 24 million residents made up of Chinese nationals and expats, this metropolis has evolved into a sophisticated blend of modern and traditional Chinese cultures. In this big metropolitan city, there is something for everyone. You can...
Living in a foreign country always starts off exciting, especially with the amount of new sights and experiences around. When the novelty has worn off and the adrenaline is running out, do you have enough support in your new life to keep you from breaking down in loneliness? Do you have the resources to live...
China is famous for its cuisine. What is so special about Chinese cuisine is that the color, smell and taste are equally important for judging Chinese dishes. That’s why Chinese people regard eating as an art. In China, different regions produce their own local dishes and snacks. Consequently, people from different regions of China have...
It’s almost that most wonderful time of the year again, or at least here in China. While in most parts of the world, the new year started on January 1st, in China the Chinese don’t consider it a new year until this January 28th. And that means a whole new set of Chinese holidays is...
Chinese dumplings (Jiǎozi) are said to be over 1400 years old. They are popular in almost the whole of China but are considered one of the staple foods in North China. They’re usually eaten throughout the year and especially on special occasions such as Chinese new year. While most foreigners have heard of or tried...
Chinese Breakfast For The Soul There is a Chinese saying that goes “eat breakfast till you’re full, eat lunch well and eat less at dinner”. The idea is that you should not skip breakfast as it is the fuel that gets the engine started in the morning. Here is the list of Chinese breakfast that...
We all know that there is a lot of difference between Western and Chinese cooking styles, food, drinks etc, but partly due to different climates and geographical locations, Chinese fruits are also quite different to what we would regard as a ‘normal’ fruit. These unusual fruits are a must-try while you’re visiting or living in...
Hot pot is the “fondue of the east”, but with broth instead of melted cheese or chocolate, and with raw vegetables and meat instead of bread and fruits. The Chinese fondue has been around for more than 1000 years, long enough for it to evolve into different variations. While the idea remains the same, i.e....
Chongqing is one of the most notable city in China for spicy food. Its cuisine is also known as Chuan Cuisine, owing its name to Sichuan province where it formerly belonged. Today Chongqing is a direct-controlled municipality of China (like Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin). Like Sichuan cuisine, Chongqing dishes are made with plenty of chilli...