In Episode 16, learn the Chinese character “eight” (八) and watch a short film shot with local children and families in Shanghai showing you the hand gestures for counting numbers
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“Fun Fun Elmo” teaches the basic tones, characters, and stroke orders with a unique immersive language learning method. With a mission to encourage Chinese culture appreciation and exchange, viewers will be immersed into a Chinese language environment and learn to speak Chinese quickly through fun animations and live action films.
“Fun Fun Elmo” is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization.
Sesame Workshop’s developing Chinese Culture and Language series “Fun Fun Elmo” will not only cater to the vast populations of Chinese communities in the U.S., but will also encourage Chinese cultural appreciation and exchange, using locally developed content from China. “Fun Fun Elmo” introduces viewers to the Mandarin language through animation and live action films. Each episode introduces a Chinese tone, word, and stroke order for writing characters. Season 2 of Fun Fun Elmo will start airing during Chinese New Year 2013 on SinoVision Channels and Sinovision.net
Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.