February 19, 2016

This young lady's parents made a bold move and immersed her in Mandarin at a very young age. Neither parent spoke Mandarin. Few people were thinking this way.  Today, she's a college student with an exciting double-major, and no problem finding a summer job. And she ha...


Below is information on a Continuing Ed Mandarin Course at Teachers College.  It's a great price for a course that got great reviews.  Thought some of you may be interested.  Not only a chance to begin to learn an important language, but it's a great work-out for the...

December 14, 2015

Languages for the Future

Frank Lixing Tang

New York University

At China Institute

September 29, 2015 


The study of Chinese is increasing as the study of languages in general declines in the U.S. This probably reflects the increased economic importance of China in the world...

August 10, 2015


A Strategic World Language

Mandarin has become a strategic world language. Strategic laguages, are those tongues which have been designated by the federal government as languages in which there is a critical national foreign language shortfall. Fluency in a strategic w...

August 8, 2015


Poised to Learn Spanish, French or ...

Teach the most challenging language while they are very young. Then in elementary school - they can take classes in Spanish, French or another language. And they will learn these languages more easily because their brains have bec...

July 20, 2015

Based on the new brain research, some revolutionary changes in thinking as relates to toddlers and language acquisition, are at hand. Parents of very young children will want to familiarize themselves with this science, so as to inform the choices they make during the...

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