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  1. An introduction to extensive reading for Chinese learners

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    Extensive reading is when you read more text at a higher level of comprehension (around 98%), which should be contrasted by intensive reading when you need assistance to understand the text. Most courses focus only on intensive reading, but you should actually spend most of your time on extensive reading.

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  2. How to Approach Chinese Grammar

    In this article John Pasden discusses how to approach Chinese grammar as a foreigner, starting by debunking a few myths and then going on to how to actually learn grammar. Chinese is a language where you can very far with just a few basic concepts and patterns, so make the most of what you learn and try to use it immediately. Then extend your knowledge gradually and return to old patterns for a more detailed look later when you actually need to. Grammar learning should be driven by an actual need for better ways of expressing yourself or understanding what people say to you!

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