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How's the Weather?

How's the Weather?

Miniclips: Learn Mandarin

Harper and her cousin Guozi want to go outside and fly kites, but the weather isn’t looking too good. Join Harper as she learns to describe the weather in Mandarin, looking at the weather forecast for the morning, afternoon, evening and the...Show More
I'm Off to School

I'm Off to School

Miniclips: Learn Mandarin

It’s Harper’s first day at school in China, but luckily, her cousin Guozi is there to help her get through it. Join Harper as she learns how to greet the teacher and introduce herself, with Guozi explaining the names of common classroom items...Show More
I'm Feeling Unwell

I'm Feeling Unwell

Miniclips: Learn Mandarin

Harper’s cousin Guozi wants to go outside and play with her, but she’s sick and stuck in bed! Join Harper as she learns how to talk about different body parts, with Guozi’s help, so she can describe her aches and pains when she goes to see...Show More
Let's Play Hide and Seek

Let's Play Hide and Seek

Miniclips: Learn Mandarin

Harper wants to join in and play hide and seek with her cousin Guozi, but there’s a big problem: she doesn’t know what all the numbers are in Mandarin. Join Harper as she learns the numbers from one to ten – and beyond – with Guozi...Show More
Let's Go to China

Let's Go to China

Miniclips: Learn Mandarin

Harper is about to fly to China with her mum to visit her family, including her cousin Guozi, who has sent her a postcard. Join Harper as she learns about where in the world Chinese dialects are spoken and some basic greetings before she sets off...Show More
Chinese Titles and Relationships

Chinese Titles and Relationships

Language and Culture: Chinese

Should you say ‘hello’ to your friends and your parents in the same way? How should you address your teachers? Is it rude to call people ‘old’? This video answers these questions and more, explaining how respect is communicated through...Show More
Technology and Communication

Technology and Communication

Language and Culture: Chinese

Can facial recognition prevent crime? How could 5G change everyday life? How influential are ‘WeChat’ and ‘TikTok’ in China? This video answers these questions and more, tracing the history of technology and communication in China from...Show More
Dialects in Chinese Languages

Dialects in Chinese Languages

Language and Culture: Chinese

Are Mandarin and Chinese the same thing? How was the standard national language of China chosen? Are dialects really that different from one another? This video answers these questions and more, tracing the history of the Chinese language from...Show More
Phones and Computers

Phones and Computers

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

The Chinese superhero family are trying to foil an evil cyber-attack.
Environment

Environment

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

A superhero rescues a man from a house fire but wants to know how it started, and what the citizen does to recycle and save water and electricity. They also talk about local pollution and who does the cooking and the household chores.
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

Superhero teenager Xiaojuan blows her cover, and has to be injected with a serum giving her a new secret identity.
Life in School

Life in School

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

Superhero teenager Xiaojuan has forgotten to tell her parents she has an exchange student to stay.
Work Experience

Work Experience

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

The evil Vixenna holds the family captive and threatens to remove their super powers. They think about what kind of career they could have as normal people, what work experience they have and what they like to do on holiday - while plotting to...Show More
Holiday and Travel

Holiday and Travel

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

Superhero Mum and teenage daughter are waiting for Dad to get home so they can all plan a holiday. Dad is fighting a robot supervillain - and discussing holidays with her.
Healthy Living

Healthy Living

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

The superhero family are being interviewed for a television show. Dad claims to be a vegetarian and to eat healthily, despite footage of him eating fast food.
Where I Live

Where I Live

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

The superhero father and daughter discuss their neighbourhood when a reporter tries to unmask them. They use vocabulary to talk about local shops, sports facilities and transport links, describe their home and use comparative language.
Shopping

Shopping

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

Superhero teenager Xiaojuan is supposed to be meeting her dad to go shopping.
Sport and Hobbies

Sport and Hobbies

BBC Teach: Mandarin Vocabulary

A Chinese superhero family cover important vocabulary and grammar as they discuss what they do in their free time: playing both sports and musical instruments.
Ethnic Dance: Tibet

Ethnic Dance: Tibet

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Living on the Plateau, at an average elevation of over 12 thousand feet above sea level, the Tibetan people are known to be compassionate, bold, candid and devout. Most Tibetans practice Tibetan Buddhism. Just as the distinctive geographical and...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Han

Ethnic Dance: Han

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Han is the largest ethnic group in China, whose people inhabit the middle and eastern regions of the country. Han folk dance tradition started on the streets in the 5th century as ritual events. Nowadays, this tradition named Yangko flourishes...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Inner Mongolia

Ethnic Dance: Inner Mongolia

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

In this programme, the ethereal voice of Buren Bayaer (a legendary Inner Mongolian singer), along with the images of yurts and running horses, brings the audience to an otherworldly setting of Inner Mongolia. Inner Mongolians, in general, are...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Dai

Ethnic Dance: Dai

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Located in the southwest region of China, Dai people enjoy mild weather and beautiful landscapes of mountains and lakes. While the water splashing and dragon boating events held in their annual spring festival showcase the close ties between...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Aini

Ethnic Dance: Aini

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Neighbouring with the Dai group, Aini group lives primarily in and around mountains and canyons at an altitude of twenty-five to eighty hundred feet. They are famous for their production of Pu-erh tea. Dancing and singing are second nature to the...Show More
Classic Dance: Dunhaung

Classic Dance: Dunhaung

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Dunhuang Dance is a form of Chinese dance that draws sources from body movements depicted in artefacts found in Dunhuang Mogao Caves. Located in Gansu Province of China, along the Silk Route, at the crossroads of trade as well as religious,...Show More
Classic Dance: Long Sleeve

Classic Dance: Long Sleeve

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

This programme provides an overview of the historical development of Long Sleeve Dance, a dance form dating back to the 7th century BCE, a time that is known as the Spring-and-Autumn period in Chinese history. It introduces a some of the codified...Show More