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Pierre Cerchiaro

Pierre Cerchiaro is a contributing writer at TutorABC Chinese. He is a French expat working in Taiwan and has had both studying experience in China and Taiwan. He is passionate about the Chinese language and is a foodaholic.

Recent Posts

Apply For A Scholarship In China: All The Steps To Follow

Pierre Cerchiaro | October 02, 2019

China is the most popular destination in Asia for students studying abroad. In 2017, students from 204 countries and territories studied in China, bringing the total number of international students to 489,200, which marked an increase of over 10 percent for the second year in a row, and it keeps increasing.

To promote internationalization, China offers foreign students different types of scholarships to allow foreign students from all the continents to have the opportunity to study a degree.

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Is Learning Chinese possible for Homeschooling Students?

Pierre Cerchiaro | August 12, 2019

Homeschooling parents offer their children a brand new learning environment with customized course curriculum and outdoor activities. However, there is one challenge they often have to face: teaching a language they haven’t mastered themselves. If you want to have your child learning Mandarin Chinese, you are in the right place.

In this article, we’ll first have a review on the homeschooling trend, the reasons why it is becoming more popular year after year, and how to take the challenge of having your child master Mandarin.

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How to maintain and enhance student’s Chinese level during this summer break?

Pierre Cerchiaro | July 25, 2019

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Summer vacation is coming quickly and K12 students are getting ready to leave their school for two whole months! While taking a long rest is something they truly deserve, it is important to remind every parent that enjoying summer vacation hides a negative impact on every student: the summer slide. Summer slide is a backward movement many K12 students make over summer break when they forget what was taught to them in the previous school year. According to a Brookings Institute article, the average student loses a month of academic-calendar learning each summer. To prevent the summer slide, planning some summer learning is essential, especially when it comes to language learning. Indeed, students learning a language need to practice and repeat to maintain and improve their level.

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High Level of Cuteness: Watch These Kids Speaking Fluent Mandarin

Pierre Cerchiaro | June 18, 2019

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Mandarin Chinese can be learnt at any age. However, learning Chinese for kids can be easier depending on the context. Indeed, many studies have confirmed that young children can learn the elements of a foreign language very quickly when they are immersed in a favorable context, such as settling abroad.

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5 cartoons that help kids improve their Chinese listening skills

Pierre Cerchiaro | March 12, 2019

Learning a language requires two things: active knowledge (speaking, writing) and passive knowledge (listening, reading). Both should be practiced on a regular basis in order to see improvement in the learning process. In today’s article, we’ll talk about how to improve your kid’s listening skills by watching cartoons in Mandarin Chinese. (If you are an adult, check our article listing the 6 funniest YouTube channels to practice your Chinese listening skills

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How can kids have a Chinese language immersion without being in China?

Pierre Cerchiaro | December 06, 2018

China is experiencing overwhelming growth, especially interest in the language and culture. Starting to speak Mandarin Chinese from a young age helps the children to develop a strong knowledge of the language and make them able to communicate with Chinese native speakers, which will be a huge asset for them in the future when entering the professional world .

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