Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles published in January 2018

  1. Chinese learning challenges, February 2018: Listening + open

    Hacking Chinese Challenges is about building language skills through daily practice and friendly competition. Starting in February, there will be two challenges every month, each lasting for two weeks. The first is an open challenge where you can choose your own topic; the second is a focused challenge where we all work on the same skill. For February, that means listening.

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  2. Whom should you trust for advice about learning Chinese?

    There’s a lot of advice about how to learn Chinese floating around on forums, chat groups, social media, video services and blogs. Including Hacking Chinese. So how do you know whom you should trust? This article answers that question by discussing what my articles are based on.

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  3. Will reading Hacking Chinese help you learn Mandarin?

    Is it a good idea to learn how to learn, or is it better to spend that time actually learning? As usual, the answer is that it depends, but if your goal is to really learn Chinese, investing in tweaking the method you use will pay off.

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  4. Best of Hacking Chinese 2017

    Here are the top ten articles on Hacking Chinese in 2017, based on page views and editorial opinion. Even if you haven’t had time to read many articles over the year, at least make sure you have checked these out!

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