Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles tagged with ‘Course difficulty’

  1. Triggering quantum leaps in Chinese listening ability

    Listening ability is mostly a matter of practise, but the level of difficulty of the input also matters. My theory is that most people listen to Chinese that is too easy for them and would benefit from challenging themselves more, even if they spend the same amount of time practising listening ability.

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  2. The kamikaze approach to learning Chinese

    The kamikaze approach to learning Cihnese

    The kamikaze approach is a method for advancing faster than you are supposed to do in your language learning. It means that you jump into an environment you cannot handle, but that you will learn to handle if you have time and determination. It is like swimming by diving into the deep end of the pool. Still, it’s not stupid as long as you know what you’re doing, and I provide many useful tips on how to survive.

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