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Olle Linge (凌雲龍)
蝸牛藉著毅力而登上方舟
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Chinese reading challenge starting on Monday 10th! Enrol, set your goal and read 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 some advice about improving reading ability in Chinese.

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Back-to-school Hacking Chinese course discount

The start of a new semester is the right time to accelerate your learning with Hacking Chinese - A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin. Get $10 off the video/audio/text course and extra content until the end of Friday, September 9th!

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Improving pronunciation beyond the basics

Learning pronunciation beyond the basics is about knowing where you want to be and where you are now. Then you identify which problems keep you from reaching your goal, and solve them one by one in order of importance. This starts with high-quality practice where you learn to pronounce something correctly, then moves to high-quantity practice where you gradually decrease the effort needed to get it right. After a while, no effort will be required and you will have successfully improved your pronunciation!

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Learning Chinese through audio books

Listening to audio books in a very good way to improve your listening ability beyond the basics. This article contains advice about how to choose a suitable novel, where to find it and how to listen to it.

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Cramming vs. spaced repetition: When to use which method to learn Chinese

Cramming and spaced repetition are viable but opposite methods of reviewing Chinese characters, words and expressions. When should you use which? And Why?

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Chinese vocabulary challenge, August 2018

It's time for a vocabulary challenge! It starts on August 16th, so 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 some advice about learning vocabulary.

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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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How to verify that you use the right Chinese font

For second language learners, using the wrong font can make learning characters very confusing. In this article, I will help you verify that you have the right fonts installed and discuss what happens if you don't. This is a follow-up to an earlier article about Chinese fonts for students.

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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!

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Chinese learning challenges, August 2018: Vocabulary + open

Hacking Chinese Challenges is about building language skills through daily practice and friendly competition. There will be two challenges in August, one open challenge where you choose your own focus (starting August 1st), and then a vocabulary challenge (starting August 16th). Enrol, share and enjoy!
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