Chinese Linguistics for ESL

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2012 at 2:10 am

By Antonio Graceffo

Chinese Linguistics for ESL (Part 1)

Chinese Linguistics for ESL (Part 2)

Chinese linguistics for ESL (Part 3)

The first in a series of informative videos, by Antonio Graceffo, exploring cultural and linguistic aspects of the Chinese language which differ from English and which could impede Chinese speakers who are learning English or English speakers who are learning Chinese. These videos are targeted at both language teachers and language learners in the hopes of helping them to predict where the difficulties lie, and to understand where they come from.

Antonio Graceffo is currently a lecturer at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China: He holds a BA in foreign languages and English from Tennessee State University, he studied applied linguistics at University of Mainz, Germersheim Germany, he holds a Diplom Licenciate in TESOL from Trinity College, University of London and is the author of seven books on Asian culture. He is a lifelong language student and speaks 9 languages. At the time of this writing, he was preparing for the HSK national Chinese language exam.

Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.

Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at

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