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New Drama Series Launched For Mandarin Learners

June 16, 2013

New Drama Series Launched For Mandarin Learners

June 15, 2013 Editor: Zhu Yanhong
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Chinese publishing group teams up with Yale in $5.5m language venture 

China International Publishing Group and Yale University have launched what they claim is the world’s first drama series aimed at helping to teach Mandarin to beginners. 

The two sides held a launch event for the new integrated multimedia program, Encounters: Chinese Language and Culture, in Beijing on Friday. 

The 20-episode series tells the story of several US citizens during their stay in China, and the stories of their Chinese friends. 

Based around the video series, they have created accompanying textbooks for teachers and students, and developed other products, including DVDs, audio and a rap song. 

The resources are available on 

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