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2014-09-30: Learning to write Chinese characters through communication
2014-09-23: Focusing on communication to learn Chinese
2014-09-18: Articles by me published elsewhere: August round-up
2014-09-16: Change your attitude to enjoy life and learn more Chinese
2014-09-11: 250+ resources for learning Chinese
2014-09-09: How long have you studied Chinese? 290 years or 58 992 hours!
2014-09-04: About cheating, spaced repetition and learning Chinese
2014-08-29: Study more Chinese: Time boxing vs. micro goals
2014-08-19: 7 ways of learning to write Chinese characters
2014-08-13: How long have you studied Chinese?
2014-08-07: Is speaking more important than listening when learning Chinese?
2014-07-31: Focusing on radicals, character components and building blocks
2014-07-23: Improve your pronunciation with the Hacking Chinese pronunciation check
2014-07-17: Language learning with a Chinese girlfriend or boyfriend
2014-07-07: A learner’s guide to TV shows in Chinese, part 2
2014-07-02: Sensible character learning challenge 2014: The Big Finish
2014-06-25: How to reach a decent level of Chinese in 100 days
2014-06-20: Hacking Chinese meet-up in Taipei 2014-06-28
2014-06-16: How and why to watch the world cup in Chinese
2014-06-11: Launching Hacking Chinese Resources
2014-06-04: A learner’s guide to TV shows in Chinese, part 1
2014-06-01: Sensible character learning challenge 2014: Milestone #3
2014-05-28: How and why to use television to learn Chinese
2014-05-22: How to find out how good your Chinese pronunciation really is
2014-05-15: The three roads to mastering Chinese
2014-05-07: How to Approach Chinese Grammar
2014-04-30: Sensible character learning challenge 2014: Milestone #2
2014-04-28: Handwriting Chinese characters: The minimum requirements
2014-04-22: Learn to read Chinese… with ease?
2014-04-16: The Grand Listening Cycle: Improve your Chinese listening ability
2014-04-12: Three ways to improve the way you review Chinese characters
2014-04-08: Sensible character learning challenge 2014: Milestone #1
2014-04-02: Why good feedback matters and how to get it
2014-03-26: Improving Foreign Language Pronunciation: Interview with Hacking Chinese on Language is Culture
2014-03-20: Sensible Chinese character learning challenge 2014
2014-03-17: Sensible Chinese character learning revisited
2014-03-15: Hacking Chinese meet-up in Taipei 2014-03-22
2014-03-11: Asking the experts: How to learn Chinese grammar
2014-03-06: Flashcard overflow: About card models and review directions
2014-02-27: Learning how to fish: Or, why it’s essential to know how to learn
2014-02-20: Two reasons why pronunciation matters more than you think
2014-02-15: Habit hacking for language learners
2014-02-07: Hacking Chinese 2013/2014: What was and what will be
2014-01-29: Focusing on tone pairs to improve your Mandarin pronunciation
2014-01-23: Easing yourself into reading novels in Chinese
2014-01-15: A language learner’s guide to wuxia novels
2014-01-10: Wuxia, a key to Chinese language and culture
2014-01-02: 25 books I read in Chinese last year
2013-12-27: Chinese reading challenge: Read more or die
2013-12-18: Chinese immersion with Carl Gene Fordham
2013-12-13: Role-playing to learn more Chinese and avoid frustration
2013-12-05: Review: The Geography of Thought: How East Asians and Westerners Think Differently… And Why
2013-11-29: Learning to read aloud in Chinese
2013-11-21: How to learn Chinese characters as a beginner
2013-11-14: Improving your spoken and written Chinese by focusing on the process
2013-11-07: Asking the experts: How to bridge the gap to real Chinese
2013-10-31: How to improve your Chinese writing ability through focused reading
2013-10-24: Drills and exercises aren’t only for beginners
2013-10-16: Preparing for rainy days and dealing with slumps
2013-10-10: Your slumps affect your language learning more than your flows
2013-10-03: About fossilisation and improving your Chinese pronunciation
2013-09-25: What’s your next step to master Chinese?
2013-09-19: 5 websites to help answer your questions about Chinese
2013-09-17: Hacking Chinese meet-up in Taipei 2013-10-06
2013-09-13: Reading aloud in Chinese is really hard
2013-09-05: Phonetic components, part 2: Hacking Chinese characters
2013-08-30: Phonetic components, part 1: The key to 80% of all Chinese characters
2013-08-23: Why manually adding and editing flashcards is good for you
2013-08-15: Standard pronunciation in Chinese and why you want it
2013-08-07: Why you need goals to learn Chinese efficiently
2013-08-01: Do you really know how to count in Chinese?
2013-07-25: 5 insights from the first year of a master’s program in Taiwan
2013-07-18: Studying Chinese when your grades matter
2013-07-12: The get-back-up-to-speed summer challenge
2013-07-03: Role-playing as a way to expand your Chinese
2013-06-25: Hacking Chinese: Contradictory and provoking?
2013-06-19: Dealing with near-synonyms in Chinese as an independent learner
2013-06-12: Boosting your character learning with Skritter
2013-06-06: What research can and cannot tell us about learning Chinese
2013-05-29: If you think spaced repetition software is a panacea you are wrong
2013-05-21: Learning how to learn Chinese through self-experimentation
2013-05-14: Using Audacity to learn Chinese (speaking and listening)
2013-05-08: Adding tone marks (w/o Pinyin) above characters to practise tones
2013-05-04: Hacking Chinese meet-up in Taipei 2013-05-12
2013-05-02: You might be too lazy to learn Chinese, but you’re not too old
2013-04-24: Immersion at home or: Why you don’t have to go abroad to learn Chinese
2013-04-17: Learning the right chengyu the right way
2013-04-10: The question you have to ask about your Chinese teacher or course
2013-04-01: Want to master Chinese in no time? Start dreaming!*
2013-03-26: Is your flashcard deck too big for your own good?
2013-03-20: You shouldn’t walk the road to Chinese fluency alone
2013-03-13: 14 extra songs to learn Chinese and expand your horizons
2013-03-10: Hacking Chinese site update March 2013
2013-03-05: 21 essential dictionaries and corpora for learning Chinese
2013-02-27: Horizontal vocabulary learning
2013-02-23: Hacking Chinese meet-up in Taipei 2013-03-02
2013-02-19: The Cthulhu bubble and studying Chinese
2013-02-13: Translating to improve your Chinese
2013-02-05: Hacking Chinese 2012/2013: What was and what will be
2013-01-29: Don’t use mnemonics for everything
2013-01-22: How to create mnemonics for general or abstract character components
2013-01-15: Sensible character learning: Progress, reminders and reflections
2013-01-08: Remembering is a skill you can learn
2013-01-01: Towards a more sensible way of learning to write Chinese
2012-12-25: You can’t learn Chinese characters by rote
2012-12-18: Why you really should use a Chinese notebook
2012-12-11: Measurable progress is a double-edged sword
2012-12-04: Have fun learning Chinese or else…
2012-11-27: RTI, my favourite radio station
2012-11-20: 13 more songs to learn Chinese and expand your horizons
2012-11-13: Is it necessary to learn to write Chinese characters by hand?
2012-11-06: Learning Chinese in the shower with me
2012-10-30: Chat your way to better Chinese
2012-10-23: Learning styles: Use with caution!
2012-10-16: Vocalise more to learn more Chinese
2012-10-09: A guide to Pinyin traps and pitfalls
2012-10-02: Don’t just read about learning methods, actually try them as well
2012-09-24: The importance of tones is inversely proportional to the predictability of what you say
2012-09-18: 12 songs to learn Chinese and expand your horizons
2012-09-10: Learning Chinese with StarCraft 2
2012-09-03: Extending mnemonics: Tones and pronunciation
2012-08-26: The time barrel: Or why you have more time than you think
2012-08-20: Kickstart your character learning with the 100 most common radicals
2012-08-13: Study according to your current productivity level
2012-08-07: Why learning Chinese through music is underrated
2012-08-04: Website restructuring completed
2012-07-30: Listening strategies: Diversify your listening practice
2012-07-23: 31 Twitter feeds to help you learn Chinese
2012-07-18: A language learner’s guide to reading comics in Chinese
2012-07-13: Approaches to reading in Chinese
2012-07-09: Recording yourself to improve speaking ability
2012-07-04: Chinese Language Learner Interview Series – Olle Linge
2012-07-02: Listening strategies: Deliberate practice and i+2
2012-06-25: Improving writing ability: Common problems and how to tackle them
2012-06-14: Listening strategies: Improving listening speed
2012-06-11: Language is communication, not only an abstract subject to study
2012-06-04: Listening strategies: Active listening
2012-05-28: Using Lang-8 to improve your Chinese
2012-05-21: Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2: Playing computer games in Chinese
2012-05-13: Listening strategies: Passive listening
2012-05-07: Practising sports to learn Chinese and make friends
2012-05-01: Listening strategies: Background listening
2012-04-23: Listening strategies: Problem analysis
2012-04-23: Listening strategies: An introduction
2012-04-16: Don’t try to improve everything at once, limit your focus
2012-04-09: Review: The Phonology of Standard Chinese
2012-04-01: Language question triage – General guidelines
2012-03-25: Answer buttons and how to use SRS
2012-03-22: Defining Language Hacking: Lessons Learned From Hacking Chinese
2012-03-18: The importance of counting what counts
2012-03-16: Hacking Chinese back again after server crash
2012-03-04: The 10,000 hour rule – Blood, sweat and tears
2012-02-26: Use the benefits of teaching to boost your own learning
2012-02-19: Understanding regionally accented Mandarin
2012-02-12: When perfectionism becomes an obstacle to progress
2012-02-05: Advancing in spite of praise
2012-01-29: Learning simplified and traditional Chinese
2012-01-22: Learning efficiently vs. learning quickly
2012-01-15: Learn by exaggerating: Slow, then fast; big, then small
2012-01-08: Can you become fluent in Chinese in three months?
2012-01-01: Hacking Chinese 2011/2012: What was and what will be
2011-12-25: If you want to master Chinese, make long-term investments
2011-12-18: Reading speed: Learning how to read ten lines at a glance
2011-12-11: Mapping the terra incognita of vocabulary
2011-12-04: Tones are more important than you think
2011-11-27: Playing word games to practise fluency
2011-11-20: Reading manga for more than just pleasure
2011-11-13: Triggering quantum leaps in listening ability
2011-11-06: About opening doors and the paths beyond
2011-10-30: Timeboxing Chinese
2011-10-23: The Chinese-Chinese dictionary survival guide
2011-10-16: Enjoying the journey while focusing on the destination
2011-10-09: Benchmarking progress to stay motivated
2011-10-02: The kamikaze approach to learning Chinese
2011-09-25: Holistic language learning: Integrating knowledge
2011-09-18: Achieving the impossible by being inspired
2011-09-11: Don’t be a tourist
2011-09-04: Learning the third tone in Chinese
2011-08-28: How to find more time to practise listening
2011-08-21: Growing up in Chinese
2011-08-15: Four different kinds of mistakes: Problem analysis
2011-08-07: Memory aids and mnemonics to enhance learning
2011-07-31: Vocabulary in your pocket
2011-07-24: Listening to the listener
2011-07-17: Dealing with tricky vocabulary: Killing leeches
2011-07-10: Time quality: Studying the right thing at the right time
2011-07-03: Memorising dictionaries to boost reading ability
2011-06-26: Escaping the convenience trap
2011-06-22: Make sure listening isn’t a practical problem
2011-06-19: Review: Chinese Synonyms Usage Dictionary
2011-06-14: Spaced repetition isn’t rote learning
2011-05-07: You won’t learn Chinese simply by living abroad
2011-04-20: Goals and motivation, part 4 – Micro goals
2011-04-11: Goals and motivation, part 3 – Short-term goals
2011-04-01: Goals and motivation, part 2 – Long-term goals
2011-03-25: Goals and motivation, part 1 – Introduction
2011-03-18: Diversified learning is smart learning
2011-03-02: Why you should use more than one textbook
2011-02-21: Native speakers and native speakers
2011-02-14: Using search engines to study Chinese
2011-02-03: Learning Chinese pronunciation as a beginner
2011-01-16: A smart method to discover problems with tones
2011-01-08: Anki, the best of spaced repetition software
2011-01-05: Take responsibility for your own learning now
2010-12-20: Pros and cons with travelling to learn a language
2010-12-10: Listening ability, a matter of practice?
2010-11-27: Learning Chinese words really fast
2010-11-10: Creating a powerful toolkit: Characters and words
2010-10-23: Spaced repetition software and why you should use it
2010-10-10: Creating a powerful toolkit: Individual characters
2010-10-08: The virtues of language exchanges
2010-10-01: Creating a powerful toolkit: Character components
2010-09-23: The art of being corrected
2010-09-22: Learning Chinese through social media
2010-09-21: Mental models and making mistakes
2010-09-21: The importance of knowing many words
2010-09-21: Learning Chinese is easy
2010-09-20: Learning Chinese is easy (old version)
2010-09-20: Chinese is fascinating and exciting, not weird and stupid
2010-09-20: If you can only stay abroad for a short time, don’t go immediately
2010-09-19: A pre-launch plea for help
2010-09-19: Requirements to be met before site launch
2010-09-17: Domain name registered, software installed


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