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With a Little Help from Miss Lo: Pimsleur Mandarin (review)

My daily trip to China As I begin writing this blog post, the American narrator with a serious voice demands to know when it is exactly that my colleague at the Bank of China, Mr. Wong, ate his breakfast. “Pretend

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: A Scandal in any Language

Rob Ford depicted in Taiwanese animation

Tracking Rob Ford coverage in international newspapers and foreign languages

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What Did You Do This Summer?

It was a blast meeting people from all over the world on the streets and paths of Toronto and make meaningful connections with them, right there out in the fresh air.

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Mandarin Idol: next 2 weeks

Chinese Idol mockup

Share your audition song with the world

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Meet the Language Polygamist

Sister Wives now on TLC

I used to be a serial languagizer; that’s a made-up term but this is a true story.

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An entire Chinese family at Mandarin Corner

When you tell someone that you speak Mandarin (and you aren’t from China), they might say something like, “Huh? What!? Why? Are you serious?” or “Chinese is so hard to learn! How did you do it?”

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Mandarin corner: outside Sid Smith Hall (U of T)

Wednesday July 31, 2013 – Wednesday July 31, 2013 100 St. George Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Speak more Mandarin Chinese, with Diskuto. At University of Toronto St. George, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, on the steps outside Sid

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Mandarin corner: outside Sid Smith Hall (U of T)

Wednesday July 24, 2013 – Wednesday July 24, 2013 100 St. George Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Speak more Mandarin Chinese, with Diskuto. At University of Toronto St. George, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, on the steps outside Sid

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May 29: Mandarin corner at U of T (outside Sid Smith Hall)

Wednesday May 29, 2013 – Wednesday May 29, 2013 100 St. George Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Speak more Mandarin Chinese, with Diskuto. At University of Toronto St. George, from 5 to 7pm, on the steps outside Sid

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