How do I learn Chinese fast? A 7 Step Guide for Beginning Mandarin Learners This is a guest blog post from TutorMandarin – an online Chinese Tutor service that teaches students how to speak Mandarin using an innovative Learn Chinese app and PC Software.   So you know you want to learn Chinese. Great. But …
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Many students go to China are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture but don’t really take the time and effort to study either. This was not the case for Jan Wostyn who, in 2001 came to China and studied at three different top universities (华中师范大学,厦门大学,复旦大学) ,and then co-founded Hutong School, which is now …
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In a number of our previous Podcasts I’ve previously recommended Italki, a platform to find online language teachers. As technology is developing, it’s now very easy and convenient to find language teachers and tutors to meet your learning needs. Yet, just how you make the most of your online classes is essential to your studies. …
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My frustration with learning Mandarin Although I have tried to learn Chinese over the past few years, my Chinese language skills are basic to say the least. I used to take lessons locally with an in-person tutor. The biggest problem though was that I couldn’t take lessons with her on a regular basis. For one …
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I’m very pleased to welcome Albert Wolfe to this week’s Podcast interview. Albert is an expert and quite a “star” in the Mandarin Chinese learning world and I have been following his blog LaowaiChinese.net(老外中文)for quite a long time. Albert now lives in Guangzhou, China. We covered a plethora of topics in this session, including his …
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