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For families across the world, December is the most wonderful time of the year. Even though Christmas is originally a religious holiday, its secular observation has greatly influenced the-end-of-year celebrations for many international communities. Christmas isn’t an official holiday in China and there isn’t a large Christian population that religiously observes it, but the holiday […]

December 19, 2019


It’s estimated that there are over 50 million people actively studying Mandarin, and in 2010 there were 700,000 non-Chinese speakers that took the Mandarin proficiency test – an increase of over 700% in just 5 years. Now may be the perfect time to learn Chinese online. There are about 6,500 spoken languages in the world […]

November 28, 2019


Two teachers’ experiences on their first trip to China Recently a few VIPKid teachers took it upon themselves to arrange a trip to China and experience a part of the world their students call home. They were expecting a culture shock, but instead, they found friends, family, and a tour guide called Cactus. Here, Sonia […]

October 17, 2019


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Here are the top 5 popular dishes that are a staple in China that you should definitely know about. It’s also a great topic starter with students.

June 26, 2019


With the summer season about to begin, it means the next major Chinese holiday is about to take place: The Dragon Boat Festival. This three-day festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month in the lunar year. It’s been celebrated for over 2000 years and across China. Every region has its own […]

June 4, 2019


Students are all different. Every classroom, community, and country will have students that are different from one another. While each student is unique, a country’s cultures and characteristics can often influence the general student population. There are many factors that influence the uniqueness of a general student population: family circumstances, a country’s many values, and […]

April 22, 2019


Have you ever worked with Chinese people or spent time in China? If so, you probably would have noticed that Chinese people are incredibly gracious and cordial. That trait is reflected in their language! Therefore, it’s important to learn the many different ways one can say thank you in Chinese. Different Ways of Saying Thank […]

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