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10 things you need to know about Chinese characters

Have you ever wanted to learn how to read and write Chinese? Or prehaps you are just interested to find out a bit more about this seemingly complex writing system? There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to Chinese characters, some people think they are...

Everything you need to know about SRS flashcards

What is an SRS flashcard?Flashcards are study tools used to help remember small pieces of information. You put a question or prompt on the front of the card with the answer on the back and you test yourself. Look at the prompt and see if you can recall the answer from...

5 Ways to learn gramar without a grammar book

5 Ways to learn gramar without a grammar book

If you want to speak accurately and confidently with native speakers then grammar is an important part of language learning. However if you are like me, whenever you have gone to study grammar in the traditional sense, either from a grammar book or through exercise...

Speak from day 1?

One on the most debated topics in language learning is if we should speak from day 1, or if it's better to wait and build up our vocabulary first. In this post, I am going to break down the pros and cons of each, as well as my personal take on things.   Speak...

How To Set Goals That Actually Work

Goal setting can be an incredibly powerful tool, not just for language learning but for anyone trying to improve a certain skill. If done right, it can increase motivation and efficiency, and have you progress must faster than if you just did random bits of study. So...

Learn 1500 Chinese Characters in 3 months?

Is it possible to learn 1500 Chinese characters in 3 months? The simple answer is yes. However, the sheer thought alone of having to learn thousands of characters is enough to scare most learners away from even attempting Chinese in the first place.Images come up of...

Add1challenge

Add1challenge

Hello everyone, today I wanted to share with you my recent experience completing the add1challenge. So first of all, what is the add1challenge? The add1challenge, founded by Brian Kwong, brings language learners together from around the world with the common goal of...