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Series: Chinese


Chinese Titles and Relationships

Chinese Titles and Relationships

Should you say ‘hello’ to your friends and your parents in the same way? How should you address your teachers? Is it rude to call people ‘old’? This video answers these questions and more, explaining how respect is communicated through...Show More
Dialects in Chinese Languages

Dialects in Chinese Languages

Are Mandarin and Chinese the same thing? How was the standard national language of China chosen? Are dialects really that different from one another? This video answers these questions and more, tracing the history of the Chinese language from...Show More
Episodes 01 – 08: First Sentence

Episodes 01 – 08: First Sentence

There's only one way to get launched into Chinese, and that’s the all important first sentence! In this first set of programs, Xinwen takes us through the essentials – ‘Good morning’, ‘Do you speak English?’, and ‘Where do you come...Show More
Episodes 09 – 19: Transportation

Episodes 09 – 19: Transportation

Getting around in China is easy. It’s also a really fun and relatable way for learners to engage with a language. In this set of programmes experienced teacher Xinwen again takes us through the process one sentence at a time using real people...Show More
Episodes 20 – 31: Eating and Shopping

Episodes 20 – 31: Eating and Shopping

China is renowned for its amazing food and incredible shopping. It’s a huge part of the culture – and language. In this programme, we learn the phrases that will unlock the key to authentic dining and retail adventures, from bargain fashions...Show More
Episodes 32 – 39: Travelling

Episodes 32 – 39: Travelling

China has so much to offer by the way of travelling and entertainment - from theatre to ancient palaces, from modern art galleries to incredible vistas. The key to unlocking all these lies in just a few key phrases. In this set of programmes,...Show More
Episodes 40 – 50: Chatting

Episodes 40 – 50: Chatting

Being able to chat comfortably with the locals is the aim of many language learners. It is the difference between language competence and really understanding and feeling engaged with a language and culture. In these programmes, friendly teacher...Show More
Technology and Communication

Technology and Communication

Can facial recognition prevent crime? How could 5G change everyday life? How influential are ‘WeChat’ and ‘TikTok’ in China? This video answers these questions and more, tracing the history of technology and communication in China from...Show More