Improving your spoken Mandarin with a personal Chinese tutor online
Mar04

Improving your spoken Mandarin with a personal Chinese tutor online

Among the top ways to improve your spoken Mandarin is through one-on-one lessons with a personal Chinese tutor.  However, finding a professional tutor for a reasonable price can be really difficult. At least that was how I felt until discovering ways to find a personal Chinese tutor online. Who can benefit most from a personal Chinese tutor online? If you are learning Chinese and not affiliated with any course, taking lessons from a...

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How to find a language partner in China?
Feb19

How to find a language partner in China?

Finding a good language partner is not easy especially if you are practicing Chinese with someone that only wants to speak English.   So what do you do if your language partner only wants to speak English? Known colloquially as the ‘language power struggle’, I’ve provided some tips below to help get around this issue and improve your spoken Mandarin. Why can it be hard to find a good language partner in China? This question sounds...

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2018 Top Tools to Learn to Read Chinese
Feb11

2018 Top Tools to Learn to Read Chinese

Learning to read Chinese can be a struggle! Thankfully, I have found out with graded readers like the Chairman’s Bao and Du Chinese, there are both effective and fun ways to do it. If you’ve ever tried to learn characters, you are surely familiar with the constant struggle of memorizing characters to forget them moments later. The fact is, without a regular and sustained routine of review and practice, any given character you learn...

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2018: The Best Way to Learn Chinese Vocabulary
Feb04

2018: The Best Way to Learn Chinese Vocabulary

So what is the best way to learn Chinese vocabulary? When investing time into learning a language, you want to see quick and consistent results. Below I share my personal method for learning Chinese vocabulary to help you do just that.  ________________________________________________________________ My Method for Learning Chinese Vocabulary   I developed my method after learning about the way my own brain works. As such, it may need...

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2018 Absolute Beginners Guide to Learning Chinese
Jan21

2018 Absolute Beginners Guide to Learning Chinese

Have you been interested in learning Mandarin Chinese, but have no idea where to start? Learning a second language is never easy and to be successful requires the best resources and solid coaching from to start to finish. The step-by-step guide below is for all beginners and those considering learning Mandarin Chinese but lost on how to get started. So what’s the best way to start learning Mandarin Chinese?   Step 1: Determine if...

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GUEST POST: Finding motivation in language learning – Todd Neve
Aug24

GUEST POST: Finding motivation in language learning – Todd Neve

Finding motivation in language learning Todd Neve Of course we would all love to speak another language. But few are willing to commit the time to learn it. Even less are able to stay motivated for the time and effort it takes to become fluent. My own language journey started in school, like everyone else’s. And like almost everyone around me, I bitterly despised those French classes. It felt like I was being forced to learn what I...

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