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I just noticed if you search for 学英语 ("study English") on YouTube, you get some pretty good Chinese-learning resources.  They usually speak both English and Chinese, and in the videos I've watched, their Chinese is very crisp and standard.  Most of the time, they use Chinese to give precise explanations, or just translate the English.




Learn housework in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGD9j_nU2bQ




Going to the supermarket in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMLb6d4MfPU



Read the news and study English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf59X8rpS7s




Read the news and study English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NKvYa1DTUg

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On 11/29/2022 at 5:30 PM, becky82 said:

I just noticed if you search for 学英语 ("study English") on YouTube, you get some pretty good Chinese-learning resources. 


Agree. I've used some of those resources. Found them very helpful. Also found several skilled private language teachers over the years among Chinese teachers of English.  


Unconventional resources are often terrific. Plus more fun. One of the best private language teachers I ever had was a lady who taught Chinese to minority middle school students in Kunming. These were kids who didn't speak Chinese in the home and she was trying to get them up to speed in Putonghua. She had infinite patience and was very inventive. All our classes were "on the fly" -- walking around doing interesting things and talking about the process in Chinese. 

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as a person with a very low and clumsy level of chinese, I had fun trying to describe my most recent Amazon purchases. Weighted Blanket was a particularly difficult one to explain when the other person wasn't even aware of its existence! 

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