Tips and tools
- 47 November 2019
China is on the rise. At the same time, frightful news about China’s dystopian authoritarianism is everywhere. Is China’s restored self-confidence and CCP led nationalism demotivating people to learn Chinese?
- 515 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?
- 11 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?
- 21 August 2019
“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” Why you need character on your journey.
- 312 August 2019
One gloomy afternoon in Beijing, thirty years ago. Chinese language student Lily gets out her dictionary to look up four mysterious characters. Half an hour
- 3 October 2019
I found out that I know between 1600 and 3434 Chinese characters. But it could be more, of course. Or less…
- 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.
- 15 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.
- 19 August 2019
You are getting tired of your Chinese textbooks? Try listening to some Chinese songs and expand your musical horizon.
- 38 August 2019
What’s happening in China? Here’s a little overview of China podcasts to help you find out.
- 6 August 2019
Starting out learning a new language? If you are new to language learning or want to rethink the process, bear with me for some self-discovery.