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Discussing a Thesis Topic with an Advisor

Today's lesson is a must for anyone in higher education in China. Learn how to discuss your ideas, how to make suggestions, and how to hash out a thesis plan and schedule with your advisor....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Saved by the Gong: Preparing for an Exam

You haven't been paying attention in class all semester and the exam's next week; it's going to take more than some serious cramming to make up for all the slacking you've been doing. There's only one option: beg the teacher for the test questions in advance. Listen in as a group of unprepared stude...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 格外,

Published: August 01, 2014

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A Family of Teachers

Some families seem to have teaching in their blood. In today's Chinese lesson, we'll talk about family members and their jobs in Mandarin Chinese. Get ready to learn how to brag in Chinese about your mom, the attorney.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: teacher, family, dad, mom

Published: July 16, 2014

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Time for Attendance

It's a slow day in class today, and a lot of students seem to be elsewhere. Unluckily for them, the teacher has decided to take attendance. One student tries to cover for them, but it doesn't go as planned...  ...

Host: Vera, Tom

Published: May 01, 2014

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Turn in Your Homework

Homework is a huge part of every Chinese kid's childhood. In this lesson, we cover that dreaded moment when the teacher asks for everyone's homework and one unlucky guy doesn't have his. There's gonna be a reckoning!  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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I love children!

The scene is a blind date. She reveals she's a kindergarten teacher. He passionately states that he hates children. Cue crickets chirping. It's going to be a long night. But you just want to learn how to talk about how you feel about children! So listen in to this Chinese lesson.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Sensitive Topics

Every culture has its own sensitive topics, and sometimes a little bit of cultural education is in order. Just a little bit of timely information can save a whole lot of embarrassment. In this lesson, some Chinese teachers fill each other in on situations with students which could potentially be awk...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 总是, to_feel, 特殊

Published: January 01, 2014

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English Grammar Difficulties

Learning Chinese is hard, but learning English is difficult too! In this lesson, a Chinese student faces a teacher after failing to get their head around some points in English grammar. Learn how to talk about tense, prepositions, clauses and all those great grammar words in this lesson!...

Host: John, Vera

Published: January 01, 2014

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Explaining Your Job

“So… what do you do?” While that might sound like a “Singles’ Night” introduction, we mean it… seriously (you should see our faces right now). In this lesson, you will learn how to ask someone what they do, using Mandarin Chinese. And this podcast will also help you to learn how to give a nice sound...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 很(hěn)

Published: April 02, 2013

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Student or Teacher?

If you're reading this, you're most likely studying Mandarin. You need to learn how to talk about yourself and your teachers. In today's lesson, learn how to explain in Chinese that you're a student....

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: 是_(shì)

Published: March 29, 2013

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