Connecting Cultures

Two people exchange a gift wrapped in brown paper using both hands
December 10, 2018

Finding the right gift for someone can be rewarding, but it can also be stressful--especially when you don’t know the unspoken rules of the recipient’s culture. We have you covered with 10 dos and don’ts to guide you through the art of Chinese gift-giving

November 8, 2018

What are the differences between simplified and traditional Chinese characters? Your frequently asked questions, answered.

October 26, 2018

"Bone up" on your knowledge of monsters from Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folklore just in time for Halloween. Read on...if you dare.

October 9, 2018

Why do the Chinese prefer their beverages hot, not iced?

QWERTY keyboard
October 1, 2018

Learn how to type in Chinese with the keyboard you already own, plus how to avoid common pitfalls.

four colorful postcards from Chin and Taiwan
September 17, 2018

Have you written your penpal lately? Learn how to send letters to Mainland China and Taiwan. Plus, practice writing Chinese addresses with a free downloadable worksheet!

lotus paste mooncake with salted egg yolk
August 29, 2018

Learn about these tasty traditional pastries and how to talk about them in Chinese for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival!

Nyan-Ping Bi displays a copy of Integrated Chinese Volume 1 at ACTFL 2016
January 1, 2018

We were thrilled to attend the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo! It was a wonderful opportunity to speak with language teachers who are out in the field every day.

November 2, 2016

From 2016 Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Grant Recipient - Yoko Hori sensei, University of Kansas