Online Chinese classes - seeking recommendations

I am seeking recommendations for a good Chinese language school which holds online classes (via skype or another video platform) at an affordable price.  The recommendation is for a beginner learner.  If you have any tips for online Chinese classes, please email me off-thread at


Jessica Hinchy

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Re: Using Podcasts in the Classroom - a game changer says an English teacher

Thanks for this article Randolph. I'm intrigued by this teacher's use of the transcript to focus the class on the story. The complicated storytelling techniques in podcasts like Serial are certainly ripe classroom discussion. There are, by the way, a lot of great resources about audio storytelling on, in their HowSound section.

Multiple use of animations with Hausa audio

I am interested in facilitating multiple uses of the still relatively limited African language content online. In that context I have a question for the Hausa language instructors on the list concerning a development related resource I came across not long ago.

The Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO)/1 project at the University of Illinois produces animations on development topics (agriculture, health) that are accessible via mobile devices. Each animation is accompanied by voiceovers in several languages, and a number of them have Hausa language audio./2


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