Category: Learning Mandarin

  • Learning a New Language Broadens Your Horizons in Life

    In a recent post on some of the best courses in Australia, Bupa Life Insurance featured us (Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies, ACCS) for our leading Mandarin Chinese Language courses. In the article, ‘Learn Something New with These Top Courses’, Bupa says about our centre, ‘the classrooms are casual, relaxing and leading-edge through the use […]

  • Language and Cross-cultural communication

    Which is more important? To study a foreign language or learn about its culture? I was asked this question after I gave an address to a group of young diplomates from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. My answer is simple: Both. This is not an either or question.

  • Sydney! Sydney! Oh, What A Chinese Feeling!

    To be in Sydney is to be in a foreign country if you had just arrived from Melbourne! I landed in Sydney a day before Chinese New Year a few years ago! The sun was blinding and the air was thick with promises of a hot summer night on its way! Staying in Sydney’s Chinatown […]