Tips and tools
- 23 December 2019
How much of a struggle should reading really be? Check out these tips and start accelerating today.
- 47 November 2019
Is China’s restored self-confidence and CCP led nationalism demotivating people to learn Chinese?
- 4 November 2019
What’s the one thing that always gets Chinese people excited?
- 730 October 2019
Bored of reading the same Chinese textbooks, but Chinese newspapers and other texts are still too difficult? DuShu is a reader app that will take any Chinese text, break it down and make it readable.
- 815 October 2019
You are serious about learning Chinese and use spaced repetition to support your vocabulary learning? What’s the best flashcard app out there?
- 31 September 2019
Hungry sharks never get lost in the vastness of the ocean. This web extension will help you navigate and sharpen your senses when fishing in Chinese waters…
- 26 August 2019
Online reading is becoming increasingly important for language learning. Do we still need books to learn Chinese in 2020?
- 22 January 2020
These are my best tips for the HSK exam, based on my experience writing the HSK4 and HSK5 exams in China and Europe.
- 3 October 2019
I found out that I know between 1600 and 3434 Chinese characters. But it could be more, of course. Or less…
- 21 September 2019
A wise man once said that it’s good fun for humans to buy a hammer and knock down the walls of your comfort zone.
- 6 September 2019
Having trouble understanding what they are saying? Subtitles are missing? This is a little trick to filter Youtube for transcribed Chinese language content.
- 45 September 2019
Even though there is no ideal strategy to master Mandarin and become a Chinese dragon, some ways or better than others. And SOME should be avoided at all cost.
- 29 August 2019
You are getting tired of your Chinese textbooks? Try listening to some Chinese songs and expand your musical horizon.
- 16 August 2019
If you are new to language learning or want to rethink the process, bear with me for some self-discovery.