Hacking Chinese

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Articles in the ‘About Hacking Chinese’ category

  1. Chinese reading challenge, April 1st to 30th

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Best of Hacking Chinese 2016

    Here are the top ten articles on Hacking Chinese, based on page views and editorial opinion. Even if you haven’t had time to read many articles over the year, at least make sure you have checked these out!

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  8. Chinese translation challenge, December 10th to 31st

    It’s time for a translation challenge, from Chinese to your native language this time. This challenge is presented in cooperation with Marco Polo Project, which is an excellent platform for translation and translator. Enrol, set a goal and translate as much as you can before the end of the month!

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  9. Chinese mimicking challenge, November 10th to 30th

    Let’s improve our speaking ability together! Mimicking is one of the best ways of improving pronunciation, prosody and even vocabulary and grammar when speaking. Enrol, pick a model to mimic and see how close you can get/how much you can mimic before the end of the month!

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  10. How I learnt Chinese, part 7: Teaching, writing, learning

    This is the 7th part of the story of how I learnt Chinese, bringing us up to date and probably a few years into the future as well. Topics covered include: motivation, distributed learning and teaching as a learning method.

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