• Studying Chinese

    Improving Listening Skills In Chinese

    When I was an elementary level Chinese learner I felt that listening was perhaps the most difficult skill in Chinese. I could write a few hundred characters already, the grammar wasn’t that hard yet and I thought I was ready…

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    Yes, you can learn Chinese!

    Recently I got an email from Alexander who wished for inspirational words and encouragement to help him push forward in learning Chinese. Here is his email: Good morning, Sara My name is Alexander. Yesterday I occasionally found your blog, where…

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    Improving Chinese Pronunciation

    Learning and improving Chinese pronunciation is something that pretty much all learners find challenging. I have been learning Mandarin for over five years now and my pronunciation still isn’t standard enough for me. One big reason for this is that…