Mandarin Immersion Adventure

By Edna Ma Written in English and Mandarin (Simplified Chinese & Pin Yin), Travel, Learn and See your friends 走学看朋友

Meet Ethan and Dean



Travel, Learn and See Your Friends: Adventures in Mandarin Immersion by Edna Ma Written in English and Mandarin (Simplified Chinese & Pin Yin), Travel, Learn and See your friends 走学看朋友 is a story about two first-graders attending a Mandarin Immersion school. Dean and Ethan become fast friends. Dean is ethnically Chinese, and his reasons for learning Mandarin are more cultural. Ethan is an African-American and through his language journey, he learns about himself, his family, and the world. TLSee your Friends is an illustrated story book written in English, Simplified Chinese, and Pin Yin. This bilingual book is targeted at Mandarin Immersion students, but can be read by non-native speakers of Chinese.


Edna is a physician anesthesiologist and mom, who was motivated to write a bilingual Chinese children’s book, inspired by her son’s friendship after he enrolled in a Mandarin immersion school. Although she is not a native speaker of Mandarin, she wanted to read to her children in Mandarin. She found a limited selection of books for this age group. So she created these stories to include English and Mandarin with pin yin, to facilitate different reading levels. Her stories celebrate friendship and cultural diversity. When she’s not in the operating room, she enjoys traveling with her family. You may have seen her on either SURVIVOR or Shark Tank.



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Today, we have our first ever guest episode! The Audiobook(s) of “Travel, Learn and See Your Friends: Adventures in Mandarin Immersion” – by Dr. Edna Ma. This is my copy when it arrived at Cambridge! (Window seat at Christ’s College Buttery!)

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4 weeks ago
Totally missed the #PBPitch party, so I’ll just post on my #selfpublished #bilingual #Mandarin #english Picture book, where to friends travel to #shanghai & learn to love this sibling #Selfpublishing #scbwi #author #mandarinimmersion #mandaring #childrensbooks #tlseebooks BareEase photo
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2 months ago
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️thank you for the review!❤️ My 6yrs old daughter who's been studying Mandarin since preschool LOVES reading this book! The storyline is entertaining and relatable; the illustrations are so adorable. #mandarin #mandaring #ChildrensBooks #weneeddiversebooks #bilingual BareEase photo

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