Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles published in December 2015

  1. Learning tones in Mandarin is not optional

    Learning tones in Mandarin is not optional. The longer you wait before paying attention to tones, the more you will have to relearn later. If you don’t know the tone, you don’t know the word. It takes time to learn to hear tones and treat them as integral parts of syllables, but the sooner you start, the better.

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

    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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  3. The Hacking Chinese free tone training course

    Learning to hear the difference between tones is difficult for many learners. Research shows that speaker variability and a systematic and predictable approach are key to overcoming the problem. With this article, I launch a tone training course, which is meant to provide you with just that. For free!

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