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Articles tagged with ‘Comprehensible input’

  1. Learning Chinese through comprehensible input

    Comprehensible input for learning Chinese

    Comprehensible input is a key component to learning Chinese. This article focuses on the importance of understanding when listening and reading Chinese.

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  2. Three steps to more and better Chinese listening practice

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    Learning to understand spoken Chinese takes time. This article looks at three strategies for better Chinese listening practice for long-term learning.

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  3. Easing yourself into reading novels in Chinese

    Reading a novel in Chinese is the goal for many learners, but perhaps it’s easier to accomplish than you think. This article discusses various methods of making novel reading easier in Chinese, mainly focusing on the benefits of re-reading books you are already familiar with and know you like because you’ve read them before in your native language.

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  4. The importance of knowing many words

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    Any teacher, student or researcher will agree that vocabulary is very important, but few of them will go as far as I will in this direction. I don’t simply believe that vocabulary is king, I believe it’s god emperor as well. Learning many words enables you to communicate and it also makes you learn other areas of the language faster.

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