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Gene Chang

The Summer immersion programs are great venues to learn a foreign language!

Indeed, one can learn Mandarin Chinese very fast, especially when they are having fun learning. One thing they should be doing is watching Mandarin Chinese dubbed movies, such as “Toy Story”, “Cars”, “The Incredibles”, or even “Home Alone”, “High School Musical”, “National Treasure”, which provides more relevant practical daily life vocabularies.

Google keywords “Chinese dubbed movies”, and you should find some of these very good Mandarin Chinese dubbed (American) movies mentioned above, even “Gone With The Wind”, “Casablanca”, “Titanic”, “Roman Holiday”, etc, all in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles.

The best time to watch these movies is during summer recess, and you will be amazed to see how much you can improve after watching these Mandarin Chinese dubbed movies!

Also, there is radio programming in pod cast form that people can listen to. There is a section in “Voice of America” Mandarin Chinese programming which are mostly on American daily life which most people are familiar with. Some examples are like American culture, American presidents, famous American people and places, Christmas & Thanksgiving holidays, etc. If you are in advanced Mandarin Chinese program, even radio programming on US and World politics. People can learn very quickly since these are things happening around us.

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