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Top 5 HSK preparation tips

Top 5 HSK preparation tips

The HSK language exam can be slightly different to other language exams you may have taken. In order to get prepared and have the most efficient revision time, we sat down with our director of studies, Gloria Hao, to help structure your study sessions and put the odds in your favour to achieve the highest possible scores. 1- Vocabulary. Vocabulary…read more →

My 5 favourite things about Beijing

My 5 favourite things about Beijing

To summarise my overall experience in China would take up the best part of an entire evening, let alone a single A4 page. Nevertheless, below are my 5 favourite things about Beijing: The history It goes without saying that China’s history is one of the most rich, interesting and historically important in the entire world. From the Great Wall, to…read more →

TOP 10 HSK exam tips

TOP 10 HSK exam tips

Like any exam, there are ways to do better at the HSK simply by understanding how the test works. Let Gloria Hao, certified HSK examiner and LTL’s Director of Study tell you her favorite exam tricks for the HSK exam.   Listening Part 1- HSK Levels 1 & 2 You have to listen to several sentences in Mandarin either from…read more →

Good bye to the smokers of Beijing

Good bye to the smokers of Beijing

Last year in November a law was passed that takes effect on June 1 that prohibits smoking in Beijing public buildings. This new ban has a fine of up to 200RMB (around  €28,$ 32 US or $40 AUD) for individuals caught smoking and 10,000 RMB for establishments. This law affects a wide range of members of society from the grumpy…read more →

Useful Tips for Travelers to Beijing

Useful Tips for Travelers to Beijing

With long history, rich culture and nice people, Beijing is a city which deserves several days of your time. However, being such big city, with so many things to explore, it can be hard to find your way around. You can be faced with a huge amount of information which can be overwhelming so we have chosen some of the…read more →

My First Chinese New Year in China

My First Chinese New Year in China

Sleepless Nights and Endless Fire Power Throughout history, family and food have been the basis of Chinese societies. Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival (春节) is thus the perfect medley of the two. It is that one time of the year where families from far-and-wide gather, share stories, and usher in the New Year over a pipping hot meal. This…read more →