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The Highs and Lows of Learning Chinese: Part 3

Part 3 of our Skype chat explores the highs and lows of learning Chinese , and some advice for new learners on the best approaches to learning the language. Some people say it’s the hardest language in the world. Continue reading

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Chinese Slang (Feat. Iona Tian)

Today Is a slightly different style of video.  I had an impromptu Google Hangout with my younger sister, Iona.

During this chat we discussed the top 10 slang terms being used by kids in school and on the internet.

This is a bonus lesson, and I’ll continue making regular lessons for all those lower level students.

Let us know what you think. We made quite a lot of effort with this one, (especially those pesky subtitles)

 

Beginner 2This is probably 3/4 in Chinese, but i’ve written English subtitles so I think all you beginners should enjoy this lesson and practice your listening.

 

MME Int WP HeadeFor you Int-learners, you can enjoy this lesson with the subtitles on or off, and see how much you understand. Download the podcast if you want to practice your listening.

 

Adcanced 2 For all you advanced learners, you can just listen to the podcast, or try turning off the subtitles and see how much you understand of the Taiwanese youth culture.

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Want to Learn to Read and Write Chinese?

I often get asked about how to learn to read and write Chinese, and there is no easy answer.

However, my friend has just written a new book which will make my answer a lot easier in future.  Check it out at the link below to find out more information.  You will also see my appraisal of it.

The link is an affiliate link which means if you do decide to purchase it, you will help both myself and Aaron Posehn.

Have a lovely day.

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