Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles published in March 2017

  1. Chinese reading challenge, April 2017

    It’s time for a reading challenge on Hacking Chinese! It starts on April 1st and end at the end of the month. Enrol, set your goal and read as much as you can. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for what to read.

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  2. How to become a Chinese-English translator and what it’s like to be one

    This is an interview with Carl Gene Fordham about how to become a Chinese-English translator and what it’s like to work as one. The questions were collected from readers and combined into this interview!

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  3. 10 ways of using games to learn and teach Chinese

    Playing games to learn Chinese

    Playing games is a powerful way of learning languages. Apart from being fun, they also provide an active way to communicate in Chinese, within limits set by the game. This article gives a broad overview of ten different ways you can use games to learn or teach a foreign language.

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  4. A student’s guide to comprehension-based learning

    In this third and final article, the focus is on how students can make their own learning comprehension-based, with or without a teacher. It draws from the principles and ideas of the previous articles and allows you to apply these to your own learning.

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  5. How was your first semester of learning Chinese?

    The start of a journey is very important. The purpose of the survey in this article is to better understand what students think about their first semester of learning Chinese. The goal is of course to provide better help and support for beginners!

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