Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles tagged with ‘Diminishing returns’

  1. How to get past the intermediate Chinese learning plateau

    After having learnt Chinese for some time, many students feel that they are no longer making much progress. They’ve reached a learning plateau. This article investigates this plateau, what it actually means and what we can do to get past it.

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  2. About fossilisation and improving your Chinese pronunciation

    It’s a fact that most foreign adults don’t acquire native like pronunciation in Chinese, but what’s the reason? In most debates at this point, someone will throw in the word “fossilisation”, as if that actually explained anything. This article is about why the concept of fossilisation is bunk and how we should think about adult pronunciation instead.

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