[Memorisation Kit] An example using Chinese poem

According to Harvard Business Review, these are the benefits of poetry for professionals: 1. Systems thinking: simplify complex topics to better communicate it to others2. Develop empathy3. Develop creativity4. Infuse life with beauty and meaning “The precision of poetry teaches greater sensitivity to language, which frequent readers of poetry carry into their own writing and …

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[Chinese] Easy & fun reading activities

This post is on easy and fun activities to teach a young child to read Chinese characters. There’s a free flashcards download at the end too, so read on… Over the past two weeks, the family has fallen in love with this Chinese nursery rhyme — 老鹰捉小鸡 (translated as “the eagle catches the chick”). It’s catchy, related …

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Learning Chinese hanyu pinyin

I went through a crash hanyu pinyin self-revision through these two fabulous guidebooks. They’re published for Chinese primary schools in Malaysia, where all core subjects are taught in Chinese and the language standard is extremely high. I remember starting to learn hypy only in P4 in Singapore and grasped it rather well. In secondary school, …

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