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Articles by me published elsewhere: August 2015 round-up

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Not everything I write about learning Chinese ends up here on Hacking Chinese. Some things will be available later as Hacking Chinese articles or projects, but much is written for other websites.

Below, I have listed articles written by me but published elsewhere before the start of August. I have also updated my bibliography if you want more things to read.

Various articles about Mandarin on About.com
July, 2015 – About.com
These articles were all published on About.com through my role as Mandarin expert writer there:

  1. Create your own Chinese calligraphy: A short guide to online tools
  2. Chinese calligraphy: What it is and how to learn it
  3. Learning Mandarin by doing: A practical approach
  4. The four arts of the Chinese scholar: What you need to know
  5. Learning to play Majiang (Mahjong): The rules: An introduction for language learners
  6. Learning to play Weiqi (Go): An introduction for language learners
  7. Learning to play Chinese chess: An introduction for language learners
  8. Learning to play Majiang (Mahjong): An introduction for language learners
  9. Playing Chinese board games: And learning Mandarin

Why strangers are so hard to understand
July, 2015 – Skritter
You think you’ve learnt a bit of the language, but then when you leave the classroom and talk to a complete stranger, you understand little or even nothing. Why? What can you do about it? This is a problem that most learners will face sooner or later.

That’s it for now! I will keep posting one article round-up every month, collecting the articles from the previous months. If you like Hacking Chinese or what I’m writing in general, the best thing you can do is to share! If you want to read more about my different roles on Skritter and About.com, please read the first monthly round-up. If you want to view all articles written by me but published elsewhere, check my bibliography page.

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