Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles tagged with ‘Stephen Krashen’

  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. Chinese listening strategies: Deliberate practice and i+2

    Actively challenging ourselves is the best way to learn, but how can we cope with Chinese which is high above our current level? In this article, I discuss active listening and how to handle audio that is actually harder than we can manage. Gradually, we can remove these aids and handle the language on our own.

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  3. 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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