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  Play & Learn CHINESE with Mei Mei  Vol.8 
Let’s Visit Huangshan Mountain with Mei Mei



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Mei Mei’s eighth video presents the natural beauty of Huangshan, China’s “Yellow Mountain,” a region in southern Anhui province in eastern China comprised of more than 70 peaks.

Visited by hundreds of people every day, Huangshan Mountain is known for its stunning sights: a wondrous sea of magical clouds that form amidst its peaks, peculiar rock formations that jut through the clouds, odd pine trees that grow from granite crevices where seeds have fallen, tall waterfalls that cascade like silk, and hot springs that bubble with healing power.

Join Mei Mei as she travels through one of the most beautiful, famous, and popular areas of China. Share with her the bountiful culture of nearby city and village life. See how adults and children merge the old and the new as they work, study and play in one of the most traditional sites of China's heartland. -  A great resource for teachers and libraries!

Contents: • Welcome to Huangshan • Tunxi Ancient Street  • Four Seasons • Hongcun Village • Children of Huangshan
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Let’s Visit Huangshan Mountain” is a well designed and carefully edited education film for people of all ages – anyone who is interested in Chinese language and culture would find it enjoyable to watch.”
Hong Yang, Ph.D., Director of US-China Institute and Confucius Institute, Bryant University   

“This excellent video series is highly recommended.”  — Video Librarian
DVD Running time:  30 minutes. For children of all ages. Copyright © 2009

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Watch  Let’s Visit Huangshan Mountain with Mei Mei on local cable TV! 

Time: 3:30 p.m. on Sept.24 and Oct.1, 2009

RI Cable Channels: Cox Communications, Ch. 13 and Verizon,  Ch. 32 

It will be shown on Providence cable for a month… details to follow!

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NEW!    Let’s Write Chinese with Mei Mei

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This special set of two workbooks is intended as a first guide to writing characters for everyone. It is meant to be user-friendly (especially for younger children), with large characters to copy and imitate. These workbooks will be a great help to any student of Chinese in any setting, from the weekly class to the fun of just practicing at home! The first volume presents the most common nouns, verbs, and adjectives selected by Mei Mei to be the most practical. The second volume builds on the first by combining previously learned characters to form new expressions.

Features include:

•   The Table of Contents lists all the most common words and/or phrases. Simplified characters with stroke orders, Pinyin, and      English translations.

•   Each workbook contains 176 "daily use" words or phrases.

•   The character blocks are of a large comfortable size - plenty of room for small hands to practice.

•   A perfect activity for parents to share with their child - educational activity that rises to the level of art with practice.

•   Learning all of these characters will easily enable students to combine and recombine words and phrases into hundreds of     new complete sentences in order to express their own thoughts and feelings.

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DOWNLOADS:

Download Free Transcripts of the Videos (Vols. 1, 2, and 3) for Home Study! Go to our Resources page and download these great educational aids for use with your own children or students. They are the same ones Mei Mei uses with her students and will work hand in hand with the video to give children (and parents) lots of characters for reading and writing practice!

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Language Classes:  Play & Learn CHINESE with Mei Mei


Fall 2009 Cultural Classes Schedule


Saturdays: 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 1:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

                                                                                                  September  12                   November  7
                                                                                                  September  26                   November  21

                                                                                                  October  10                         December  5
                                                                                                  October  24                         December  19
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                               January  9

Sundays: 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

                                                                                                  September  13                   November  8
                                                                                                  September  27                   November  22

                                                                                                  October  11                         December  6
                                                                                                  October  25                         December  20
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                January  10


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                                                             All classes are taught at Mei Mei's location in North Providence, RI. For more
                                                             information or to be sent a registration form, please call: (401) 723-4440 or
                                                             e-mail us at: info@meimeiandme.com

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Cooking Classes:  Play & Learn CHINESE COOKING with Mei Mei

Description:  This class is designed especially for young children, 4 and older, to provide them an enjoyable time learning to cook some simple, yet popular Chinese foods. The lessons will be hands-on from beginning to finish, with sampling, of course, at the end of each. Chinese language activities will be conducted at appropriate moments throughout. We will also hand out simple recipes to parents, so children can do the same cooking at home with their parents’ help if they wish. Call 401-723-4440 or email me at meimeihu@meimeiandme.com if you’re interested, and I will return email the registration form to you.

Age: 4 and older.

Time: 3:00pm – 4:15pm, biweekly on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dates:  Saturdays: October 10 and 24, November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19 (six lessons total)

Sundays:  September 27, October 11 and 25, November 8 and 22, December 6 (six lessons total).

Dinner: a special visit to the kitchen of the Red Ginger Restaurant; dinner immediately following, on Dec. 6, 2009 (after the last class).


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