Posts Tagged "chinese language"

Benefits of learning a foreign language

Analysis of data from dating agencies show that people  who speak a foreign language are more attractive. Check out this interesting infographic. Share this: Tweet

Meet Sean Shadbolt – Photographer and Chinese Language Learner

We recently interviewed Sean Shadbolt, who has been learning Chinese Mandarin at Euroasia for a number of years. Sean is in Elaine Wu's Advanced Chinese Class on Wednesday evenings. Euroasia: What do you do professionally? Sean: I am a commercial photographer. I shoot a lot of different things but...

How to be fluent in Chinese Mandarin in 30 minutes

The short answer is this: Or more likely this: how to get ex girlfriend back For the rest of us – it's likely to be years of Mandarin lessons and lots of hard work. zp8497586rq Share this: Tweet

Ken Applegate from Fisher Funds on doing business with the Chinese

At Euroasia, we have the privelege of meeting talented New Zealanders who do amazing things in their day jobs. For today’s blog entry, we have Ken Applegate, who has been learning Mandarin with us since early last year to share his views on the Chinese economy, why he’s investing...

UK govt says schools should teach Mandarin to all teenagers

Every teenager should have the chance to learn Mandarin due to the growing importance of China in world events, according to the UK government. One in seven secondary schools, which teach pupils aged 11-16, currently offer Mandarin and Schools Secretary Ed Balls said he wanted to extend this through...

Forum brings together Chinese and NZ businesspeople

Flat out at the moment buy levitra putting this forum together. Counting down to next Monday. A few tickets left if you're keen to come check this out. The International Sustainable Cities Forum to be held on 30 March brings together government and business leaders from both China and...

Working with China – key tips

I came across a good story in the Summer issue of Bright, the NZTE magazine that goes out to people interested in international business. Key stories in this issue include coping with the international credit crisis; insights on trading in the Middle East; tips on perfecting your sales pitch;...

Lost in translation 2

Following my previous post on the importance of getting translations done right, I have included some photos to further illustrate my point. I was in Shanghai last year, and at a glance saw someone wearing a t-shirt that said “Christchurch” on the back. Perhaps an ex-international student, I thought....

Lost in translation

It's fashionable these days for Westerners to wear t-shirts with Chinese calligraphy or have tattoos with Chinese words. I reckon 9 times out of 10, people have no idea what the Chinese phrase means. I found this one, where a boyfriend proudly displays what he calls “My girl's “Bitch”...