Hacking Chinese Course
Hacking Chinese’s creator, Olle, is completing his graduate studies in teaching Chinese as a second language in Taiwan. His blog posts are just a taste of the two courses he developed to support you in your Chinese studies. These courses are more about how to learn Chinese and less about language content — they help maximize your studying efficiency, but they do not replace study time.
The beginner course, Unlocking Chinese, teaches you the basic principles of writing and speaking and can guide you in your studies. It includes about 5 hours of videos divided into five sections that cover: how to approach learning Chinese; how to improve your pronunciation; techniques for learning new words; how to write and remember Chinese characters; and a ‘roadmap’ for your continuing studies.
A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin is both a book and an e-course. The course includes the book, the audiobook, videos, and a study checklist. Olle has condensed the information he has learned in his years of Chinese study to teach you how to improve your pronunciation, which resources to use, study management and planning, and more.
Hacking Chinese may be a good investment if you want a clear and concise guide to learning Chinese. However, if you are looking for a course that will teach you comprehensive language content, check out Chinese For Us.
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