Monthly Archives: April 2014

Vietnamese Business Etiquette: Saving Face

In the West, we have an expression, “saving face,” meaning to maintain reputation. However, in Vietnam, this is not just an expression, but a way of life. “Face” represents a person’s or company’s reputation, dignity, honor, and prestige. How can … Continue reading

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5 Advantages to Learning a Second Language

1.     Stimulates the Brain  Learning another language actually causes brain growth. Speaking a foreign language challenges your brain to recognize, negotiate meaning, and communicate in multiple language systems. Bilingual people apply these skills to other problem-solving tasks, as well. In … Continue reading

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Business Etiquette in China: How to Give Introductions

Conducting business with overseas partners is crucial in today’s world. Cross-cultural communication is essential. Knowing the nuances of a different professional world can make or break a deal. Familiarity with the language is important, but equally essential and often overlooked … Continue reading

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Fun and Games at BCLC

At BCLC, we teach children Vietnamese and Chinese in a variety of practical, yet fun, ways. We believe that learning should consist of engaging activities, not rote memorization. Our younger students need to be kept busy in their minds and … Continue reading

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The Culture of China: Yeh-Shen, a Cinderella Story

Image source: traditions.cultural-china.com Throughout history we have honored the stories and traditions of our ancestors, by handing them down from generation to generation, mother to daughter, father to son. Each culture has its own unique history, but some stories bridge … Continue reading

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