Tag: learn mandarin

Is Chinese Hard to Learn?

The Chinese language is often considered one of the world's most difficult languages to learn, but this sentiment is a major oversimplification.…

Chinese Taiji

Join Dayong, a CLI team member since 2009, as he learns about Master Huang's journey into tàijíquán. While watching the video, follow…

Practice Your Chinese Skills

At the Chinese Language Institute we understand and hold a deep respect for the process of gaining fluency in Mandarin. Learning Chinese…

Top 25 Videos from Chinese Class 101

CLI has churned through hundreds of videos by ChineseClass101.com to compile this list of 25 videos covering must-know Mandarin vocabulary. We've extracted…

10 Useful Videos from Learn Chinese Now

Learn Chinese Now has been posting excellent Mandarin language learning videos to YouTube for over three years. We've compiled our 10 favorite…

American Mandarin Society

If you're looking to improve your Mandarin skills while increasing your knowledge of U.S.-China relations, we highly recommend exploring the resources offered…

The Four Drivers of Language Learning

To start this week’s post, let’s engage for a moment in a thought experiment. First, imagine losing all ability to communicate with…

CLI Turns Four!

After 1460 days of fun, hard work and dedication, the CLI community came together this weekend to celebrate its four-year anniversary! Over…

CLI Featured in the China Daily!

More great news from the Chinese Language Institute! Another major publication recently featured an article about CLI -- this time it’s the…

CLI Perspectives #10

Alex Gavis had never planned on learning Mandarin. In fact, she started heading down the French language road. But after taking a…

CLI Welcomes New Students!

This week CLI is bustling with the start of a new school year. Everywhere one looks there are new faces, new smiles, and a…

CLI Perspectives #8

The eighth installment of CLI Perspectives is written by Immersion Program student Jason Rogers. Jason shares his story of trekking the Guilin countryside on bicycle.…

CLI Celebrates the 4th

CLI celebrated the red, white, and blue with its second full house of the summer season, welcoming students from a variety of…