2019 Absolute Beginners Guide to Learning Chinese
Jan14

2019 Absolute Beginners Guide to Learning Chinese

Have you been interested in learning Mandarin Chinese in 2019, 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 who are lost on exactly how to get started. What’s the Best Way to Start Learning Chinese? Step 1:...

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Best Ways to Learn Chinese Vocabulary in 2019
Dec17

Best Ways to Learn Chinese Vocabulary in 2019

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’d like to share my personal method for learning Chinese vocabulary – hopefully you can find it useful or modify it to suit your needs! My Method for Learning Chinese Vocabulary I developed my method after learning about the way my own brain works. As such, it may need to...

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One Month Challenge: How To Change Your Chinese Learning Habits in 30 Days
Dec10

One Month Challenge: How To Change Your Chinese Learning Habits in 30 Days

Are you lacking the motivation to study Chinese? Keep putting it off for other projects? Haven’t learnt a new character since you started playing Fortnite? If this describes you, a 30-day challenge is just what you need. It’s been said that habits are formed in around 30 days or less. By setting yourself a goal of doing a specific task every day for a month, you are likely to assimilate it into our life as one of our...

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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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The Danger of Perfectionism
Sep26

The Danger of Perfectionism

CHINA UPDATE: I’m back in Australia! I was in Nanjing for just over 5 months at Nanjing University. It was a phenomenal experience, my Chinese improved immensely and I had a ridiculous amount of fun. I find myself continually daydreaming about the time I spent over there. I did quite a lot of travelling and feel like I have a good grasp of what the country is all about and what it stands for (and yet there is infinitely more to...

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8 Ways To Win The ‘Language Power Struggle’
Feb04

8 Ways To Win The ‘Language Power Struggle’

What is it and why do you need to win? A ‘language power struggle’ is the term that has been unofficially been adopted to describe the phenomenon where two people from different linguistic backgrounds, each learning the other’s tongue, engage in a battle of wits to determine which language will be used for the exchange. As a quick disclaimer, I still think that it’s important to be respectful when trying to win this battle. No...

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