Category Archives: Languages Tips

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse: 10 Vietnamese phrases you should know

We’ve been talking a lot lately about all of the benefits of BCLC. Today, we have a fun mini-lesson prepared just for you. Since you can design your own lesson plan at BCLC, you can study anything, from language for … Continue reading

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How can you celebrate American Thanksgiving, “the Asian way?”

Source: Food & Wine Magazine Besides the captivating historical story about the first Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving dinner is an important tradition the American celebration.  Roasted turkey and stuffing are the must-have dishes for Thanksgiving, but here are several ways you can make … 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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Media Corner: New Mandarin Daily Conversation Videos

A quick update on our media corner. BCLC Teachers, including Jia Lu, Linda Zheng, and Cho Kiu Wan, have collaborated to film a series of daily conversations in topics such as dining, shopping, drinking, and making introductions. Our teachers emphasize … Continue reading

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BCLC’s Pronunciation Technique from Ms. Yen Nguyen

The Vietnamese language has been labeled as “difficult” by adult learners who are native speakers of English. Part of the challenge comes from the vowel and tone systems. Vietnamese has 11 basic vowels (a, ă, â, e, ê, i, o, … Continue reading

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Learn Chinese in Phrases

For foreign language learners, learning phrases that contain new vocabulary is very useful. The method will help you remember the words better in grammatical structure. More importantly, it will help you communicate effectively by establishing the correct context of your … Continue reading

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Don’t Put Emphasis on Grammar Rules!

The complexity of Chinese vocabulary is partially offset by the simplicity of grammar rules. In Mandarin Chinese, we emphasize meaning much more than grammar. You can absorb Mandarin Chinese much easier, like a child, by repeating (listening/speaking) the phrases and … Continue reading

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