Category Archives: Cultural Tips

Chinese Culture: Go Chess

Interested in learning a fun, new game?  Interested in learning more about Chinese culture? Learn how to play “Go!”  This two-player board game originated over 2,500 years ago in China.  In the ancient time, Go was used to train soldiers … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from BCLC!

Here at BCLC, we are celebrating the winter holidays. And while we love Christmas and New Year’s just as much as anyone else, we especially love Tết, the Vietnamese New Year. What is Tết? Tết is the celebration of the … Continue reading

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Have you checked out the BCLC YouTube channel?

BCLC shares many great conversational tips on our YouTube channel to help you learn languages in a fun and interactive way.  Visual and auditory learning are effective ways to learn a new language.  Topics are related to everyday life and … Continue reading

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What are you going to be for Halloween this year?

Just as mid-Autumn Moon Festival is a holiday that children in East Asia look forward to, Halloween is another fun celebration that is gaining popularity in Asia.  Introduced to Asia by Americans, it’s common nowadays to see people in Asia … Continue reading

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Time To Celebrate MidAutumn Festival

Source: Google Whoever has grown up in Southeast Asia will never forget how they celebrate MidAutumn Festival. It is one of the most important and fun festivals of all when I was a kid. The festival has three fundamental meanings … Continue reading

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Knowing the Culture Helps Your Successful Business in China: Dress Code

Appearance is very important in Chinese business circles. Success-ful people are expected to look successful. The brands of your handbags, clothes, watches can symbolize your social status. Dress code has changed during the last few decades. In the 1980s and … Continue reading

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Knowing the Culture Helps Your Successful Business in China: Don’t Finish the Food in Your Bowl Completely!

If you are ever invited by your Chinese host to dine with him, it is important to remember that eating the last item on your plate is not a good idea. Whereas a completely finished plate means polite manners and … Continue reading

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