Hacking Chinese

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Articles in the ‘About Hacking Chinese’ category

  1. Back-to-school Hacking Chinese course discount

    The start of a new semester is the right time to accelerate your learning with Hacking Chinese – A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin. Get $10 off the course and bonus extra content until Saturday, August 19th!

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  2. Chinese listening challenge, August 2017

    Hacking Chinese Listening Challenge

    It’s time for a listening challenge! It starts on August 1st, so enrol, set your goal and listen as much as you can before the end of the month. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for what to listen to.

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  3. Hacking Chinese meet-up in Beijing, July 4th

    There will be a Hacking Chinese meet-up in Beijing on July 4th. The meet-up is meant to be a relaxed occasion where a common interest brings people together to exchange ideas and have a good time.

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  4. Chinese writing challenge, June 2017

    It’s time for a writing challenge! Enrol, set your goal and write as much as you can before the end of June. 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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  5. Chinese reading challenge, April 2017

    It’s time for a reading challenge on Hacking Chinese! It starts on April 1st and end at the end of the month. Enrol, set your goal and read as much as you can. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for what to read.

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  6. How was your first semester of learning Chinese?

    The start of a journey is very important. The purpose of the survey in this article is to better understand what students think about their first semester of learning Chinese. The goal is of course to provide better help and support for beginners!

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  7. Introducing Chinese quiz tournaments on WordSwing

    Playing games, especially with other people in a situation of friendly competition, is a great way of boosting motivation. This post introduces a first version of a Chinese quiz tournament (free) that Kevin and I have created over at WordSwing.

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  8. Chinese listening challenge, February 1st to 28th

    Hacking Chinese Listening Challenge

    It’s time for the first Hacking Chinese Challenge of the year! It starts on February 1st and is about listening comprehension. Enrol, set your goal and listen as much as you can before the end of the month. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for what to listen to.

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  9. Chinese New Year and New Semester Course Discount

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    To mark the Chinese New Year and the start of a new semester, I offer a time-limited discount for my video/audio/text course, valid until the end of Thursday next week (February 2nd).

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  10. Spaced repetition is not limited to flashcards

    Spaced repetition is important for learning anything, but especially vocabulary in a foreign language like Chinese. However, there’s much more to spaced repetition than vocabulary flashcard apps! Even if you dislike such apps, make sure you incorporate spaced repetition in some other way.

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