Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Olle Linge, Author at Hacking Chinese

  1. How I learnt Chinese, part 5: Returning to Sweden

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    In this fifth part of the story of how I learnt Chinese I write about the two years I spent in Sweden after returning from Taiwan. I learnt on my own, through online course and by hanging out with exchange students.

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  2. Don’t forget to consolidate the Chinese you have already studied

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    Learning new things is important, but sometimes it’s more important to focus on things you have already studied. This article is about how to consolidate the Chinese you have already conquered.

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  3. The best Twitter feeds for learning Chinese in 2016

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    Learning Chinese through Twitter is great because it gives you bite-sized chunks. This post presents the best Twitter feeds for learning Chinese in 2016.

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  4. Chinese benchmarking challenge, June 10th to 30th

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    Benchmarking is about knowing where you are on your language-learning journey. In this month’s challenge, the idea is to assess your progress and try to measure your current proficiency in different ways.

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  5. How going shopping can help you learn Chinese

    How going shopping can help you learn Chinese

    Shopping can be a great way of learning a language. By having similar conversations many times in different shops, you can gradually improve your speaking ability.

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  6. The 5 best Chinese reading resources for beginners

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    Finding suitable reading material can be difficult as a beginner. This post presents five excellent reading resources for beginner students of Chinese.

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  7. How I learnt Chinese, part 4: My second year in Taiwan

    How I learnt Chinese, part 4: My second year in Taiwan

    This post covers my third year of learning Chinese, which was spent at NTNU in Taipei and at Wenzao in Gaoxiong. I round off with important lessons I learnt about learning Mandarin during this time.

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  8. Why you should start blogging in Chinese today

    Why you should start blogging in Chinese today

    Blogging in Chinese is a great way of improving your writing ability. It gives you structure and accountability, and people can help you by giving feedback.

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  9. Chinese writing challenge, May 10th to 31th

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    This month it’s time for a writing challenge! Enrol, set your goal and write as much as you can before the end of May. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as a discussion about how to improve writing ability.

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  10. How technology can stop you from learning Chinese

    How technology can stop you from learning Chinese

    Technology has changed the way we learn Chinese, but not only to the better. This article highlights areas where digital learning is actually bad for you.

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