Blog: Ticket To Translation

What language is more difficult? Chinese or English?

FacebookTwitterLinkedinDear Grammarians: Even though I have not conducted a scientific study or an official survey, experience tells me that a “Westerner” should answer that, undoubtedly, Chinese language is more difficult to learn than English. The reason for this answer surely lies in the vision of Chinese characters, so inscrutable without a minimum knowledge of Chinese writing. However, if we look at phonetics, the pronunciation of English sounds is so complex that not even native speakers are able to learn it… ...

Do you teach Chinese? Do you know the AEPEC?

FacebookTwitterLinkedinDear Grammarians, The Spanish Association of Teachers of Chinese Language (AEPEC) is a non-profit organisation that aims to serve as a platform for teachers, scholars and students of Chinese, as well as Spanish as a foreign language. So, if you teach Chinese to Spanish speakers or Spanish to Chinese speakers, this may be interesting for you. The AEPEC was founded at the end of 2007 in Valladolid, although its board of directors included Chinese teaching professionals from different cities in… ...

Ticket to Translation is back… to stay

FacebookTwitterLinkedinDear Grammarians: Almost four years have passed since our last entry. Neither the pandemic caused by COVID-19, nor work, nor social life, nor family, can justify our absence, so we apologise for the long delay and greatly appreciate your patience. Reading the last entry (LINK), from December 2018, I feel that I can reinvent myself, go back and think about everything that has changed and what life would have been like if some things had not happened. In these four… ...

Chinese Character Teaching Strategies

FacebookTwitterLinkedinDear grammarians, On our new post, we would like to introduce a research poster on Chinese character teaching strategies. So keep reading for more information about research posters and Chinese characters (汉字 hanzi) teaching methods and strategies. What is a Research Poster? A poster session or poster presentation is the presentation of research by an individual or group for a class or academic/professional conference. At a conference, the work is usually peer reviewed. Posters are widely used in the academic… ...

Why you should read ‘A teacher in Kathmandu’

FacebookTwitterLinkedinDear grammarians, The addition of teaching Chinese as a foreign language among the services provided by BertaGrama Traducciones brought us memories of the book A teacher in Kathmandu, the unfinished story of Victoria Subirana, which takes off with the narrative of a young Spanish teacher embarking on a mission of solidarity and peaks with the consolidation of a universal educational project for the most underprivileged and marginalised children of Nepal, to whom she has granted the kind of teaching that anyone… ...

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