Connecting Cultures

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

September 13, 2016

The Mid-Autumn Festival (Simplified Chinese: 中秋节, Traditional Chinese: 中秋節) marks the end of the autumn harvest and is celebrated in mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and by Chinese communities worldwide. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month in the Chinese Han calendar--on the night of the full moon between early September and early October.

August 25, 2016

Articles by 2015 Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Grants Recipient, Shinji Shimoura sensei and Nicholas Sturtevant sensei

February 3, 2016

Learn how the NBA is appealing to its growing fan base in China with a star-studded advertisement, new uniforms, and mass broadcasts — all in time for Chinese New Year.

Japanese school bags
April 17, 2015

Do you remember your first day of school? Compare your experience to a first day of school in Japan. Learn about the season, the ceremonies, and the traditions of Japanese schools, and enjoy a special classroom activity—origami!

Making Chocolate
March 12, 2015

Get ready for White Day on March 14! Celebrate this Japanese encore to Valentine's Day with authentic videos and recipes for homemade chocolates.