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Chinese listening challenge, February 10th to 29th

It's time for a Chinese listening challenge! Enrol, set your goal and listen as much as you can before the end of the month. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for what to listen to.
It's time for a Chinese listening challenge! Enrol, set your goal and listen as much as you can before the end of the month. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for what to listen to.
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Memory aids and mnemonics for learning Chinese

Remember almost anything is a skill that can be learnt. In fact, some of the methods I talk about in this article have been known for thousands of years. Most mnemonic methods use the power of association to enable us to remember things. In this article, I discuss how we can use this to help us learn Chinese much more efficiently than if we rely on conventional methods.
Remember almost anything is a skill that can be learnt. In fact, some of the methods I talk about in this article have been known for thousands of years. Most mnemonic methods use the power of association to enable us to remember things. In this article, I discuss how we can use this to help us learn Chinese much more efficiently than if we rely on conventional methods.
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When perfectionism becomes an obstacle to progress

Perfectionism is usually regarded as something positive, perhaps even necessary. Scoring 100% on an exam is good, isn't it? No, it's not. In this article, I explain why perfectionism is bad when learning a language. Aiming for 90% is far better than aiming for 100%. This is being smart, not lazy.
Perfectionism is usually regarded as something positive, perhaps even necessary. Scoring 100% on an exam is good, isn't it? No, it's not. In this article, I explain why perfectionism is bad when learning a language. Aiming for 90% is far better than aiming for 100%. This is being smart, not lazy.
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If I provided a free crash course in how to learn Chinese for new e-mail subscribers (and old if you want to), how would you like it served? This is a one-question survey that will take you one minute to complete. Please let me know what you think! Note that you can choose more than one option.

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Learn by exaggerating: Slow, then fast; big, then small

If you want to speak or write quickly, you should start out by doing it slowly. Mimicking native speed early will just lead to sloppy language and bad communication. Expose your errors so that you have a chance to correct them. 
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Kickstart your character learning with the 100 most common radicals

This is a list of the 100 most common radicals among the 2000 most common characters, meaning that it's excellent for beginners who want to boost their understanding of Chinese characters. The list contains simplified, traditional, variants, meaning, pronunciation, examples, helpful comments and colloquial names.

It seems like the Anki deck was online for quite some time, which I didn't know about. I have now uploaded it a gain and updated the links in the article accordingly. Share and enjoy!
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Triggering quantum leaps in 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.
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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Learn Chinese faster by leaving your comfort zone

If you want to learn Chinese faster, you have to make sure you leave your comfort zone and challenge yourself as much and as often as you can. There are many things of doing this, including immersing yourself in language above your current level or putting yourself in situations that demand a higher level of performance. Leave your comfort zone!
If you want to learn Chinese faster, you have to make sure you leave your comfort zone and challenge yourself as much and as often as you can. There are many things of doing this, including immersing yourself in language above your current level or putting yourself in situations that demand a higher level of performance. Leave your comfort zone!
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Use the benefits of teaching to boost your own learning

Teaching is a very powerful way of learning. Explaining complicated topics with simple language helps you grasp them and remember them. If you don't have someone to teach, you can imagine that you have and teach yourself. Making simple explanations explicit works almost as well as real teaching.
Teaching is a very powerful way of learning. Explaining complicated topics with simple language helps you grasp them and remember them. If you don't have someone to teach, you can imagine that you have and teach yourself. Making simple explanations explicit works almost as well as real teaching.
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Using voice messaging to improve speaking and listening ability

Voice messaging can be a powerful way to improve your speaking and listening ability. It has several advantages for language learners, including the ability to record and listen more than once, as well as reducing the pressure that some learners feel when talking to native speakers the first few times.
Voice messaging can be a powerful way to improve your speaking and listening ability. It has several advantages for language learners, including the ability to record and listen more than once, as well as reducing the pressure that some learners feel when talking to native speakers the first few times.
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Articles by me published elsewhere: January 2016 round-up

I write a lot about Chinese these days and not everything ends up on Hacking Chinese. Some things are for upcoming projects, but much is written for other websites. In this post, I introduce and link to everything I've published elsewhere before January 2016.
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Playing word games to practise fluency

Playing small and entertaining games is an excellent method to practise speaking. This word game allows you to do more than that, though, because it includes a way of practising fluency directly. The game is suitable for all levels (including native speakers) and is also an excellent tool if you think it's hard to "just start talking".
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I'm a language learner, teacher and educator from Sweden. I'm the founder of Hacking Chinese, a popular website that offers hundreds of articles about how to learn Chinese successfully as an adult. Over at Hacking Chinese Resources, I curate a collection of indispensable resources for learning Chinese, all carefully sorted and organised for maximum ease of access.

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