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Sometimes I publish articles about learning Chinese elsewhere or other people write things about me. On this page I gather links to interesting articles, pots and interviews related to Hacking Chinese but that is hosted somewhere else. If you think something is missing in the list below, please contact me! The list below is sorted with the newest links first.
You can also contact me if you are interested in writing a guest article for Hacking Chinese. In essence, I’m interested in articles in the same spirit as the others already published here, but about topics I can’t cover confidently myself, perhaps because of lack of knowledge, interested, experience or something else. I know this is vague, so contact me if you have a good idea and we can talk about it.
An Easier Way to Learn Chinese: Comprehensible Input
February, 2014 – FluentU
My third freelance article written for the FluentU Chinese language learning blog. This time I talk about comprehensible input, scaffolding and offer some concrete guidelines for how to make immersion in Chinese a lot easier by making incomprehensible input more comprehensible.
Olle Linge on learning Chinese (radio interview)
January, 2014 – ICRT
In this radio interview that was aired on the Taiwanese radio station ICRT I talk a little bit about Hacking Chinese and learning Chinese. The interview is relatively short, but this is the first time I appear in mainstream media talking about learning Chinese. The interview can be listened to on ICRT’s website.
How to Learn Chinese Faster: Capacity Management
January, 2014 – FluentU
This is the second article I’ve written for FluentU and it’s focused on the topic of capacity management. The main ideas here are not limited to language learning, actually, but is part of the much bigger approach I have to doing almost anything. The key concept discussed here is your current capacity for learning and how you should structure your learning around this, neither overextending nor under performing.
Chinese Listening Practice: Why and How to Get Started
December, 2013 – FluentU
This article focuses on listening ability and is fairly comprehensive. I have written about most of this before on Hacking Chinese, but this is a better overview than anything else I’ve written previously. The article deals with why listening practise is important, as well as concrete suggestions for how you can improve your listening ability in Chinese.
Chinese Language Learner Interview Series – Olle Linge
June, 2012 – FluentFlix
This is an interview where I answer some questions about studying Chinese. Among other things, I talk about some of my favourite topics, such as attitude and motivation. There are also a few more personal questions about my own studying, including a few funny and/or embarrassing mistakes I’ve made.
Defining Language Hacking: Lessons Learned From Hacking Chinese
March, 2012 – The Mezzofanti Guild
This is my first official guest post, discussing both my own background and my approach to language hacking. This article contains quite a lot that I haven’t published anywhere else yet, so check it out.
12 Prolific Language Learning Bloggers You Should Follow
February, 2012 – The Mezzofanti Guild
This post introduces twelve language learning bloggers Donovan thinks are worth following, and I’m one of them! Be sure to check out the other website’s as well (including The Mezzofanti Guild).
How to Hack Chinese with Olle of Hacking Chinse
January, 2012 – Lingomi.com
This is a short interview focusing on some personal questions and some related more to learning Chinese in general. I also had the opportunity to talk to Steven over Skype, but the interview here is text-only.
Review: Benny Lewis – The Language Hacking Guide
July, 2011 – Interesting Times Magazine (issue 7, free download)
This is my review of The Language Hacking Guide by Benny Lewis. I’m quite positive to his book in general and think that he has a lot to teach about how to learn languages, mostly related to attitude. He has since tried to learn Mandarin, see my thoughts about that project here: Can you become fluent in Chinese in three months?
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