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01 October 2010

Hello and welcome to our Chinese listeners

IF YOU’VE SEEN the welcome bar on the home page in Mandarin Chinese, you might be wondering what it’s doing there.

A while ago I was contacted by Wang Fei of BBC World Service, who wanted to include some London Sound Survey recordings and a short interview in a series of radio programs for Chinese speakers wishing to learn English.

The programs are due to be broadcast very soon, so I thought I’d get in there with the welcome bar now. In the meantime, there are some nice pieces on the BBC’s Learning English pages about Authentic Real English and the complexities of British slang terms.