Common Chinese Language Mistakes Part 1

We have been teaching Mandarin courses in Singapore for more than 10 years. Over the years, we’ve taught many English-speaking students, and we’ve noticed that they tend to make the same mistakes. Some mistakes are specific to the individual, but most of them are common mistakes, probably because of their foundation in English. So in this […]

What Kind Of Chinese Do Singaporeans Speak?

Many people might be curious what kind of Chinese Singaporeans speak. Are they speaking Mandarin? Are they speaking dialects? Well, we’d say that they speak Chinglish – a mixture of Chinese, English, and Singlish. Chinglish. New term for you. Just kidding. On a serious note, as most of the Singaporeans’ ancestors hail from the south of China, […]

Chinese Tones and Tips to Master Them

When delivering one’s words, the intonation plays a significant role in how your conversation partner understands the meaning of what you say. No matter what language you are looking to pick up, tones will undoubtedly have a part in it in one way or another. This fact remains especially true with Mandarin. If you’re determined […]