Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2011’

Why Chinese Pronunciation isn’t Practiced Enough

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There are a frightening number of people who believe that pronunciation is something that comes naturally with practice. To this group, learning or practicing proper pronunciation doesn’t matter. It’s frightening because it’s wrong. People have a great capacity to learn language, but not without the proper practice. And people learning Chinese seem to hate practicing …

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How to Get Yourself to Study Everyday

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By now most people know the best way to study Chinese (or any language) is to study everyday. Cramming for languages may help you pass tests, but it doesn’t lead to long-term understanding and ability. Mastering Chinese takes constant exposure–studying Chinese for a few minutes is just one way to do it. But getting oneself …

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3 Tips to Achieve Your Resolutions for Chinese

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Making resolutions at the beginning of the year is a great thing. Unfortunately, too many people make New Years’ resolutions that are difficult to achieve and are easy to abandon. Here are three tips that will help you achieve your resolutions for Chinese. Study hard, study smart Learning Chinese (or any language) takes a lot …

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How to Study Chinese

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What should I be studying? I hear this question all the time. Should I focus on more or less grammar? Should I do more or less conversation practice? Should I practice writing characters more or less?   The answer, it turns out, isit depends. (Sadly, they never ask, “should I practice more or less basic pronunciation.” …

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Lingomi’s Best of 2010

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Best of lists are all over the place this time of year. My hope is Lingomi’s Best of 2010 will point you to at least one interesting post, website or new story. Best Posts about Learning Chinese Two Wishes for Chinese Language Instruction (Sinosplice) QNA: Do I Need to Learn to Write Chinese Characters (WooChinese) …

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