October 23, 2014 Washington DC 2:33 PM


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OMG! Meiyu host Jessica Beinecke Heads to China

Jessica Beinacke announces new trip to China
Jessica Beinacke announces new trip to China
VOA’s Jessica Beinecke, host of the hit English-language learning program OMG! Meiyu, begins a three city tour of China on October 20th, as a special guest of TOEFL, the US-based test of English as a foreign language.
 
Jessica will be meeting with her fans at TOEFL’s information booth at the China Education Expo (CEE) in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai.
 
“I’m so excited to be visiting China again, and I am especially looking forward to meeting some of the students who have been learning English and dreaming about studying abroad,” Jessica says.  “OMG! Meiyu helps young people learn about American culture and language, so this is a perfect fit.  I get so much inspiration from my fans, and this will also be a great opportunity to meet and talk with them.”
 
Jessica’s quirky Chinese-language video blog has attracted more than 15 million views over the past year.  In each episode, she teaches American slang expressions being used by young people.  More than 300 thousand Chinese students follow her video blog and many offer her online feedback and questions that are used to make up new programs.
 
Her first stop will be at the China World Exhibition Hall in Beijing on October 20th and 21st, followed by visits to the Shangri-La Hotel in Chengdu on October 25th, and the Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Center from the 27th to the 28th.  She will be available to sign autographs and meet with fans and visitors at the CEE fairs at all three locations.
 
Jessica’s OMG! Meiyu video blog can be found on a variety of websites, including YouTube, VOA’s Mandarin language website, as a podcast, and through the iTunes store.
 
For more information about this release contact Kyle King at the VOA Public Relations office in Washington at (202) 203-4959, or write kking@voanews.com.  For more information about VOA visit the Public Relations website at www.insidevoa.com, or the main news site at www.voanews.com.

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