Spotted on the iTunes store:
Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3 – Disney Language Learning for iPad
• Start Learning Chinese with this Engaging, Story-driven App!
• Disney’s Proven Language Program, now on the iPad!
• Interactive features, Endless Replay and Classic Toy Story 3 Characters!
Well I’m sold!
There’s an interesting article over at the BBC today: Is English or Mandarin the language of the future?
English has been the dominant global language for a century, but is it the language of the future? If Mandarin Chinese is to challenge English globally, then it first has to conquer its own backyard, South East Asia.
Worth reading in full
Create a Shuang Xi (double happiness) using your discipline-specific talents, or developing new skills.
Be creative or experimental, but convey the meaning or spirit of the symbol.
You might want to weave one, or create a cushion. You might want to do a lino cut or screen print. You may want to produce an animation or pendant.
It can be simple or complex – it is up to you.
Take your time over this if you wish, and collaborate if you want to (in teams or in disciplines).
Document your process (photos, video) and post your finished shuang xi to the blog.
Dalton Garner translates to:
which is pronounced as ‘Dào ěr dùn zhēngqǔ’.