Learn Mandarin for traveling





Learn Mandarin for traveling

A cultural-tourism approach for learning languages visually

The Bund, Shanghai (Daniel Case, 3.0)

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  • Radicals, tones, and traditional and simplified characters
  • Greetings and farewells
  • Introductions
  • Small talk. Talking about the weather


Talking about yourself and your family and friends

  • Talking about your family and friends
  • Talking about your studies
  • Talking about your work
  • Talking about time
  • Talking about your routines
  • Talking about your favorite landscapes


Learning about China and Singapore

  • Learning about the regions
  • Learning about Chinese festivals and celebrations
  • Learning about Chinese maotai, wine, liqueurs and beers
  • Learning about architecture
  • Learning about art
  • Learning about literature
  • Learning about music
  • Learning about sports


Using the Chinese and Singapore transportation systems

  • Busiest airports
  • At the airport
  • Taking the train
  • Cities with a subway
  • Taking inter-city buses
  • River and canal boat cruises
  • Taking a taxi
  • Asking for directions


Communications in China and Singapore

  • the postal systems
  • At the post office
  • Having a telephone conversation in Mandarin
  • Writing short messages in Mandarin


Using the Chinese and Singapore banking systems

  • At the bank


Top-rated accommodation and dining in China and Singapore

  • Famous hotels: the Michelin guide
  • At the hotel
  • Famous restaurants: the Michelin guide
  • At the restaurant
  • the Chinese café and tea parlor


Top tourist attractions in China

  • Discover Chengdu
  • Discover Dalian
  • Discover Guangzhou
  • Discover Guilin
  • Discover Hangzhou
  • Discover Heilongjiang
  • Discover Hong Kong
  • Discover Huangshan
  • Discover Kunming
  • Discover Lhasa
  • Discover Macau
  • Discover Nanjing
  • Discover Sanya
  • Discover Shanghai
  • Discover Suzhou
  • Discover Tianjin
  • Discover Xi’an
  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China


Discovering Beijing

  • Using local transport in Beijing
  • Taking a sight-seeing tour of Beijing: famous landmarks
  • Going shopping in Beijing
  • Visiting a museum/art gallery in Beijing
  • Attending a musical performance in Beijing
  • Attending a sports event in Beijing


Discover Singapore

  • Using local transport in Singapore
  • Taking a sight-seeing tour
  • Going shopping
  • Visiting a museum/art gallery
  • Attending a musical performance
  • Attending a sports event


Getting healthcare in China and Singapore

  • at a medical clinic
  • at the dentist
  • at the pharmacy
  • dealing with emergencies


Exploring the Silk Road