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Articles by me published elsewhere: December 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 December. I have also updated my bibliography if you want more things to read.

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

  1. How to remember the Chinese characters you learn: Tips and tricks for language learners
  2. Alternatives to spaced repetition: How to learn Chinese without SRS
  3. Decipher Chinese: Bite-sized reading practice
  4. The Chairman’s Bao: A great reading resource for Mandarin learners
  5. How to pronounce Chongqing, one of China’s major cities
  6. How to pronounce Shenzhen, one of China’s major cities
  7. Xiao – “small” – Chinese character profile
  8. Da – “big” – Chinese character profile

Improving your Chinese Listening Ability
October, 2015 – Live the Language
This is an article arguing the importance of focusing enough on listening ability, which is definitely one of the areas where traditional classroom learning isn’t enough. The article is part of a free e-book you can download by following the above link.

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

  1. Learning Mandarin with FluentU: Using videos for fast and fun learning
  2. Is Chinese difficult to learn? It depends!

Hacking the most difficult Chinese characters (7-9)
October, 2015 – Skritter
This article is about learning difficult characters and brings up three examples based on which characters Skritter users have most trouble with. Characters 7-9.

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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