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Articles in the ‘About Hacking Chinese’ category

  1. Chinese listening challenge, February 10th to 29th

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    It’s time for a Chinese listening challenge! 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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  2. Articles by me published elsewhere: January 2016 round-up

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    I write a lot about Chinese these days and not everything ends up on Hacking Chinese. Some things are for upcoming projects, but much is written for other websites. In this post, I introduce and link to everything I’ve published elsewhere before January 2016.

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  3. How I learnt Chinese, part 1: Where it all started

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    This is the first part in a series of articles about how I learnt Chinese. It covers the very beginning, why I became interested in learning Chinese and how that transformed into an opportunity to actually learn.

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  4. Hacking Chinese New Year challenge, January 10th to 31st

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    It’s time for the first Hacking Chinese challenge in 2016! The focus of the challenge is up to you to decide: choose between clearing unfinished projects from last year or establishing good learning habits for the rest of 2016. The challenge starts on January 10th.

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  5. Best of Hacking Chinese 2015

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    Over 70 articles were published on Hacking Chinese in 2015, but which were the most popular? What about the most important? In this article, I list the top ten articles from 2015, both by reader count and by editor’s (my) choice.

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  6. Are there any shortcuts for learning Chinese?

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    When asked the question if there are any shortcuts when learning Chinese, some people answer “no”, others “yes”. This is probably because they’re talking about different things. No, there is no method that will enable you to master Chinese without spending an awful lot of time studying. Yes, there are many things you can do to make learning more efficient.

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  7. Launching Hacking Chinese: A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin

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    I’m proud to announce the launch of a new course: Hacking Chinese: A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin. It’s the result of thousands of hours of work and just like the Hacking Chinese website, it is about how to learn Chinese in a better way. The course consists of video episodes, an in-depth e-book and an audio version. Get it before Christmas for a handsome discount!

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  8. Articles by me published elsewhere: December 2015 round-up

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    I write a lot about Chinese these days and not everything ends up on Hacking Chinese. Some things will be available later, such as the book I’m working on and some upcoming articles, but much is written for other websites. In this post, I introduce and link to everything I’ve published elsewhere before December 2015.

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  9. Chinese reading challenge, December 10th to 31st

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    It’s time for an extensive reading challenge! Enrol, set your goal and read as much as you can before the end of December. 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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  10. One year of language challenges on Hacking Chinese

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    Hacking Chinese Challenges has now been online for more than a year and it’s time to take a step back to evaluate the service. Have you tried it out yet? What did you think? This article contains a short survey as well as some of my own reflections about the past and future of language challenges.

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