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Differences between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine

Differences between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine

Both Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have evolved for a long time and are both supported by the World Health Organization. During the last decades, Chinese government focused on TCM, the article below will show the similarities and differences between Western medicine and TCM. Theory : In theory, Western medicine is evidenced based on scientific technology, anatomy and…read more →

Advice from more than 50 top bloggers on learning Mandarin Chinese    

Advice from more than 50 top bloggers on learning Mandarin Chinese   

Learning Mandarin Chinese is becoming an increasingly popular endeavor the world over. Reasons for learning Chinese are as varied as the people who are doing it.  Some are seeking to advance a career, some to challenge themselves, others simply because they enjoy the sounds of the language.  There are also many different ways to learn the language.  For some, the…read more →

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 →