How to Effectively Learn Chinese Characters
Mar21

How to Effectively Learn Chinese Characters

Learning Chinese characters – and remembering them! – is no easy task. Many Mandarin language learners waste TONS of time learning Chinese characters the wrong way. Fortunately, there are methods and resources out there that not only allow you to learn Chinese characters effectively but save time and have fun in the process. As I’ve been studying Mandarin Chinese for many years, I’ve seen both effective and...

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Top Tools to Learn to Read Chinese in 2019
Jan15

Top Tools to Learn to Read Chinese in 2019

Learning to read Chinese can be a struggle! Thankfully, I have found out that when armed with the right mindset and the appropriate tools, 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, only to forget them moments later. The fact is, without a regular and sustained routine of review and practice, any given character...

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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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Language Learning: Accent vs Pronunciation
Jan09

Language Learning: Accent vs Pronunciation

Which is more important for language learning: focusing on a good accent or good pronunciation? The majority of hard-core, nerdy, nitty-picky language blogs on the net promote having an authentic-sounding or ‘native’ accent as being the ‘holy grail’ of language learning. I’m not saying having a decent accent isn’t important, or that your accent isn’t worth working on, but it definitely...

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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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