Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Honoring all the Asian Pacific Americans who help make America a diverse and great nation, I am posting information from another website which tells you everything you need to know about the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the culture, contributions, and heritage of Asian Americans andContinue reading “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month”

Anti-Violence Against Asian American Resources

The recent incidences against Asian Americans have prompted us to provide a resource page for all those affected by it. We want you to know that we are standing in solidarity with our Asian American brothers and sisters across the nation. Please help pass this information resource page around so people will know where toContinue reading “Anti-Violence Against Asian American Resources”

If the Eye is the Window to Our Soul, Culture is the Window to Our Mind

If the eye is the window to our soul, culture is the window to our mind. I say that not without evidence. After teaching Chinese for almost ten years at this great organization and other institutions, I often get amused and enlightened by my students’ questions.     On a Saturday morning in a private Chinese class,Continue reading “If the Eye is the Window to Our Soul, Culture is the Window to Our Mind”

Why Cultural Awareness is the Cornerstone of Our Teaching?

Knowing each vocabulary word doesn’t mean you always know what each Chinese expression means. Perhaps this expression goes back to the feudalistic foundation of Chinese culture that big families are the common characteristic, so “big family” is equivalent to calling everybody. We can make a further inference from this expression.

A Chinese Poem To Share Alongside Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Amanda Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb” brought me back to my childhood’s favorite poem of a Chinese poet,He Zhizhang from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.)  Coincidentally, a lot of poetry written in the Tang Dynasty was about the state of affairs at the time.  This one particularly brought me nostalgia, especially when I wentContinue reading “A Chinese Poem To Share Alongside Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb””

Applying for the CSC Chinese Government Scholarship

By Keri Schnabel Have an interest in learning Chinese? The best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself as much as possible. Imagine an opportunity to study at almost any university in China, on a full scholarship, with housing provided and a stipend to cover most other living expenses! It’s all possible withContinue reading “Applying for the CSC Chinese Government Scholarship”

Chinese New Years Foods Slideshow

Chinese New Year is the most important of all the holidays to the Chinese people. It is also known as the Spring Festival or 春节 (春節). In Mainland China, it is celebrated for 15 days. All government agencies and schools are closed for this holiday. The following slide show illustrates the most popular and traditionalContinue reading “Chinese New Years Foods Slideshow”

Chinese Calligraphy

The following slide show will give you some background of Chinese calligraphy. You don’t have to have any Chinese background to learn Chinese calligraphy. If you are interested in taking Chinese calligraphy, we are offering a 8-week course this fall. Click here to register. We will begin with the basics. We will begin writing withContinue reading “Chinese Calligraphy”

What Can You Do with Chinese Language Skills?

By CSEBRI Staff Have you ever wondered what you can do with the Chinese language?  When CSEB first was founded  in 2011, we had the goal of helping young children begin the journey of bilingualism by exposing them to the Chinese language.  Our method was to introduce them simple and most frequently used vocabulary words.Continue reading “What Can You Do with Chinese Language Skills?”