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American school leaders visit the Coal + Ice exhibition in Beijing, November 2011. Jeff Wang/Asia Society
Find the Familiar in the Foreign
Pitfalls in China exchange programs and how to avoid them. more
Physics pedestrian bridge in Beijing. (chengphoto/flickr)
China All Around
Three specialists share classroom resources for introducing China throughout the school day. more
A Chinese language textbook with simplified characters. Image: Drift Words/
Advice for Choosing Instructional Materials
What should a teacher look for in Chinese language instructional materials? What to avoid? Some advice from experts at Concordia. more
Watch for evidence of learning. What does it look like? Photo: Asia Society.
Observing Chinese Language Classrooms
Observing classes is an important component of program assessment. Here are qualities to look for. more
Early Chinese writing from the Shang Dynasty (2nd millennia BCE).
Writing and Technology in China
How the development of writing, paper, the printing press, and internet continues to change China. more
Facts and myths about Chinese language.
Chinese Language
A set-the-record-straight essay that breaks down the common misconceptions about Chinese language. more
Example of Chinese characters. Photo: Steve Webel/
Chinese Writing
An introduction to the Chinese writing system including its development over time, basic structures, and use. more