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Chinese for Teens

eChineseLearning offers a wide rang of Chinese resources for teens to learn Chinese, such as Chinese idioms, stories, crosswords puzzles and Chinese songs. All these Chinese materials for teens are free. You will find the most practical and helpful Chinese materials for teens on this Chinese for Teens section at eChineseLearning.

First and foremost, please let your child do the following quiz:

Choose the right measure word to fill in each blank:

A. zhī 只   B. tóu 头   C. gè 个

一()苹果

一()大象

一()老虎

You may know that there are many differences in the expressions between Chinese and English. As you can see in the quiz above, in English, “a” or “an” can be ...


Daniel from Melbourne told his Chinese teacher, Ms. Belina in class, “Wǒ zuótiān tīqiú dào shù shànɡ. (我昨天踢球到树上。)” Belina knew that Daniel wanted to say he kicked the ball on the tree, but he didn’t express it correctly. So she taught him that the correct way to say it should be, “Zuótiān wǒ bǎ qiú ...


Sara from LA reached out to us recently to find a solution for her daughter Mia’s struggles with basic pronunciation. For example, “jīdàn (鸡蛋) egg” and “zǐdàn (子弹) bullet” would be pronounced the same. As the majority of new learners do, she was creating the same sounds for the “j” as she did for the ...


Can you rearrange the words below to form correct sentences?
This is a good way to enhance your Chinese language ability.

Let’s give it a try!

Past Exam Question Practice

  fēi chánɡ      hé       tánɡ        tián       nà
1. A. 非 常      B. 盒 ...


Every year citizens around the world get the option to celebrate International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day or May Day, by relaxing. Those who put in the time at work can look back at all the sacrifices they’ve made, all of the meetings, hard days, demotions, perhaps promotions, and everything that comes with ...


April 23rd is World Book Day. On this day 406 years ago, two of the world’s great literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and William Shakespeare, passed away. Thus, it was a natural choice for the United Nations General Assembly to pay a worldwide tribute to books and their authors on April 23rd. This is to ...


China is well known for having what seems like innumerable holidays and festivals because of its rich and long history. We have another one for you to learn about, but this one is much more recent. On April 20, 2010, UNESCO (a United Nations agency) established Chinese Language Day to commemorate Chinese as one of ...


It’s not uncommon to ponder the differences between the school systems in the West and China when both parts of the world have their own specialties and struggles. For instance, China has a reputation for churning out math whizzes in schools while the West is known for promoting critical thinking skills. So are the education ...


Today is Tomb-Sweeping Day, a traditional Chinese festival that has moments of solemnity during tomb-sweeping and ancestor worship, yet it is a joyful occasion for parents and children as they can get close to nature amongst the greenery and enjoy spring together. Tomb-Sweeping Day falls around April 5th of the Gregorian calendar. This time of ...


Giant pandas are often associated with both wildlife protection (the WWF has used it as an emblem since 1961) and Kung Fu for many Westerners. It is a great national treasure in China as well, symbolizing the delicate spirit, originality, and old culture of the country. The first known case of Panda Diplomacy began in ...


For most secondary school students aged 14-16, obtaining an IGCSE certificate is a must before progressing to A-Level International preparatory course. International schools around the world typically require students to take between 5 to 14 IGCSE courses. Passing at least 5 core courses (with a C grade or higher), as required in the English Baccalaureate, ...


During the process of your child learning Chinese, do you have struggles such as: your child finds it so boring to learn Chinese in a regular way and tries to quit the lesson halfway through? Are there conflicts and misunderstandings between the two of you when you ask your child to learn Chinese? These difficulties ...


Imagine thousands of lanterns lining the streets on a beautifully illuminated night, strung from homes and shops, hotels and businesses, marketplaces and schools which set the stage for the processions and spectacular shows that will soon conclude the celebrations of the Spring Festival.
Since the “元宵节 (yuán xiāo jié) Lantern Festival” is several days after the ...


Being able to generate correct sentences is an important step in learning a language. However, language proficiency is really tested when one is asked to identify errors or construct a phrase from its component parts. These kinds of questions are necessary when preparing for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), so let’s give some a try!
Form ...


As parents increasingly want their children to experience the world and the cultures within it they find themselves searching for ways to involve their kids in the activities that give the special holidays meaning. This year “过新年 (guò xīnnián) Celebrations for Chinese New year” may have to be spent indoors once again. Although you may ...


Just how well can you identify where words belong in a sentence? These Level 4 YCT sentence formation questions will put your understanding of word order, parts of speech, grammar conventions, and vocabulary to the test, so make sure you have your “thinking cap” on!
Level 4 Sentence Formation
1. 你  国家 ...


Being able to generate correct sentences is an important step in learning a language. However, language proficiency is really tested when one is asked to identify errors or construct a phrase from its component parts. These kinds of questions are necessary when preparing for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), so let’s give some a try!
Form ...


It’s typical to hear parents lament that their children are not able to focus and that their grades are not as good as previous report cards. As children grow older, their minds wander and they would much rather spend their attention on the things they are interested in, which can lead to boredom when it ...


Tongue twisters are a kind of language art, an art which can greatly help develop children’s language and thinking!
Tongue twisters also give children the chance to exercise their eloquence, memory, and reaction abilities. Not only are tongue twisters different than how many students are used to learning, but they also allow children to relax and ...


Being able to generate correct sentences is an important step in learning a language. However, language proficiency is really tested when one is asked to identify errors or construct a phrase from its component parts. These kinds of questions are necessary when preparing for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), so let’s give some a try!
Form ...


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