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Chinese Titles and Relationships

Chinese Titles and Relationships

Language and Culture: Chinese

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
Technology and Communication

Technology and Communication

Language and Culture: Chinese

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
Dialects in Chinese Languages

Dialects in Chinese Languages

Language and Culture: Chinese

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
Phones and Computers

Phones and Computers

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

The Chinese superhero family are trying to foil an evil cyber-attack.
Environment

Environment

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

A superhero rescues a man from a house fire but wants to know how it started, and what the citizen does to recycle and save water and electricity. They also talk about local pollution and who does the cooking and the household chores.
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

Superhero teenager Xiaojuan blows her cover, and has to be injected with a serum giving her a new secret identity.
Life in School

Life in School

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

Superhero teenager Xiaojuan has forgotten to tell her parents she has an exchange student to stay.
Work Experience

Work Experience

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

The evil Vixenna holds the family captive and threatens to remove their super powers. They think about what kind of career they could have as normal people, what work experience they have and what they like to do on holiday - while plotting to...Show More
Holiday and Travel

Holiday and Travel

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

Superhero Mum and teenage daughter are waiting for Dad to get home so they can all plan a holiday. Dad is fighting a robot supervillain - and discussing holidays with her.
Healthy Living

Healthy Living

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

The superhero family are being interviewed for a television show. Dad claims to be a vegetarian and to eat healthily, despite footage of him eating fast food.
Where I Live

Where I Live

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

The superhero father and daughter discuss their neighbourhood when a reporter tries to unmask them. They use vocabulary to talk about local shops, sports facilities and transport links, describe their home and use comparative language.
Shopping

Shopping

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

Superhero teenager Xiaojuan is supposed to be meeting her dad to go shopping.
Sport and Hobbies

Sport and Hobbies

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

A Chinese superhero family cover important vocabulary and grammar as they discuss what they do in their free time: playing both sports and musical instruments.
Episodes 40 – 50: Chatting

Episodes 40 – 50: Chatting

On the Go Chinese with Xinwen

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
Episodes 32 – 39: Travelling

Episodes 32 – 39: Travelling

On the Go Chinese with Xinwen

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 20 – 31: Eating and Shopping

Episodes 20 – 31: Eating and Shopping

On the Go Chinese with Xinwen

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 09 – 19: Transportation

Episodes 09 – 19: Transportation

On the Go Chinese with Xinwen

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 01 – 08: First Sentence

Episodes 01 – 08: First Sentence

On the Go Chinese with Xinwen

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