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  • Chinese-zodiac--740x420 An Overview of the Chinese Zodiac (11/15/2017) - The Chinese Zodiac, called 生肖 (shēngxiào) or “birth likeness” in Mandarin, is an ancient belief system considered to be a tool for deciding one’s destiny. Read More

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  • playing-chinese-games-caima A Fun Chinese Game (10/26/2015) - The joyous shouts of 猜码 (cāimǎ, literally meaning "guess number") can be heard rumbling through barbecue joints, restaurants, and bars across Guangxi province. 猜码 is Read More
  • Chinese-drinking-games-05 Chinese Games: 十五,十五 a.k.a 0-5-10-20 (10/2/2015) - “Five,” she yells as her right hand opens, left hand closes, and I close both of mine. Ugh, she wins again. “No worries,” I think Read More
  • learn about chinese chess The Culture of Chinese Chess (4/17/2015) - Guilin is bubbling over with cultural experiences, and each experience is open for foreign students to observe and even take part in. There are ayi Read More

Interesting Posts


  • Why study abroad in Guilin? (10/25/2017) - As if spending a semester abroad in China wasn't reason enough, we felt compelled to list 12 reasons (out of countless) why you should study Read More
  • The Most Popular Foodie in China (5/18/2017) - Trevor James, a.k.a. “The Food Ranger”, is hands down the most popular food vlogger and YouTuber to be producing content in China on the Middle Read More
  • Top 10 Slang Mandarin Phrases by Crazy Fresh Chinese (5/9/2017) - Jessica Beinecke, better known as Bái Jié (白洁 ) by her viewers, is an American educator, videographer, and internet personality best known for producing videos Read More
  • A Foreigner’s Perspective on China (3/30/2017) - Matthew Tye, better known as laowhy86, is an American YouTuber and Internet personality best known for producing entertainingly insightful video content on his time as Read More
  • 5 Reasons Everyone Should Study Abroad in China (3/22/2017) - The Middle Kingdom is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for international students, and it’s easy to see why. The following are five Read More
  • 5 Tips for Studying Abroad in Guilin, China (3/9/2017) - Tips to help you get the most out of your time in this beautiful city   CLI’s Study Abroad Program allows participants to learn and Read More
  • What to Experience While Studying Abroad (3/1/2017) - Guilin offers an endlessly flowing river of opportunities to students studying abroad. Each individual student who studies with CLI is unique and is seeking an Read More
  • The New York Times Goes to Guilin (6/26/2016) - At CLI we’ve always known that Guilin is beautiful and we’ve been on a mission to share the beauty since our founding in 2009. So Read More
  • CLI Online Student Wins USA Memory Championship (6/22/2016) - In addition to winning the USA Memory Championship, CLI Online student, Alex Mullen just set a new World Record in Speed Cards (memorizing the order Read More
  • Ben Hedges Interview: Part 1 (6/21/2016) - We had the privilege of sitting down with Ben Hedges, founder of Learn Chinese Now, and discussing a variety of topics including his personal journey Read More
  • Former CLI Student Gives TED Speech (6/10/2016) - Shh! Don't share your goals. Derek Sivers, former CLI student, provides a compelling argument as to why we should keep our goals quiet and the Read More
  • Taijiquan (5/11/2016) - Join Dayong, a CLI team member since 2009, as he learns about Master Huang's journey into tàijíquán. While watching the video, follow along in the Read More
  • 10 Reasons to Study Mandarin in Guilin (4/18/2016) - 十 Great public transportation of Guilin Near and far Guilin is connected with buses, 面包车, domestic and international flights, conventional & bullet trains (it's now Read More
  • Jack Ma Speaks with Charlie Rose (2/26/2016) - Not only was Jack Ma, 马云 Mǎ Yún, rejected from Harvard when he first applied, the university rejected his nine subsequent application submissions. In his Read More
  • What DID Confucius say? (1/18/2016) - Despite how often pop culture references the wisdom of Confucius, history records almost no indisputable facts about the man himself. Watch the following video then Read More
  • Chinese Tea Culture (12/4/2015) - This blog post kicks off a new series of educational videos created by CLI. In this series we will explore and learn Chinese culture and Read More
  • Top 5 YouTube Channels for Studying Mandarin (11/9/2015) - Anyone who has searched "learn Mandarin" on YouTube might agree that the sheer number of results are overwhelming. In recent years CLI has noticed a Read More
  • Happy Halloween (10/31/2015) - Happy Halloween from CLI! 万圣节快乐! Check out more videos by CLI. Use these buttons to share this post with your favorite social platforms:  
  • A Fun Chinese Game (10/26/2015) - The joyous shouts of 猜码 (cāimǎ, literally meaning "guess number") can be heard rumbling through barbecue joints, restaurants, and bars across Guangxi province. 猜码 is Read More
  • The Rise of Soccer in China (9/24/2015) - As a student of any language knows, practice is the most important key to retention. By finding fun and interesting ways to connect what you Read More
  • Guilin Featured on CNN.com (7/27/2015) - Yesterday CNN.com featured an article on Guilin's Princes' City. You can also read more about 王城 (Wáng Chéng), the “Princes’ City”, in CLI's recent blog Read More
  • Shenmue 3 Takes Place In Guilin, China (7/16/2015) - Video game fans across the world are anxiously anticipating the release of Shenmue 3 (release date TBA), an open-world RPG that will take place in Read More
  • The Deadly Irony of Gunpowder – Eric Rosado (7/14/2015) - Ted Ed
  • Meet the Team: Summer (5/8/2015) - Name: Summer 刘春平 Hometown: Guilin, Guangxi, China 广西桂林 Job title: Student Activities Manager 学生活动主管   We are happy to introduce Summer, CLI's Student Activities Manager!   Read More
  • The Culture of Chinese Chess (4/17/2015) - Guilin is bubbling over with cultural experiences, and each experience is open for foreign students to observe and even take part in. There are ayi Read More
  • Farewell, Study Abroad Students! (12/22/2014) - Last week, CLI said goodbye to a very special group: our fall semester Study Abroad students from SUNY New Paltz. CLI hosted a farewell dinner Read More
  • Meet the Team: Susan (7/25/2014) - Name: Susan 潘姿 Hometown: Yizhou, Guangxi, China 广西宜州 Job title: Student Affairs Manager 学生事务主管   We are happy to introduce Susan Pan, CLI's Student Affairs Manager! Q: Read More