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Christmas Raffle: Win Twelve Chinese Graded Readers!

I’ve previously written about how graded readers helped me as an elementary Chinese learner. However, over the past two years I have progressed to working with native materials such as news articles and novels. This means I have a collection of graded readers which I no longer have any use for and would like to…

Benjamin Zephaniah on Learning Mandarin (Podcast)

*This podcast is also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Pocket Casts and Breaker. Please subscribe on your favoured podcast provider and leave a review. For Today’s podcast I had the honour of interviewing a very distinguished guest. Benjamin Zephaniah is best known as one of Britain’s favourite poets. He is also a political activist,…

Can you be Literate Without Writing Chinese Characters by Hand?

Recently one of my Tweets sparked a lively discussion among Mandarin learners, teachers and the wider language learning community. I recalled an encounter with a beginner Mandarin learner who told me he didn’t consider other learners ‘literate’ unless they could write characters out by hand. The ensuing discussion raised several interesting questions about literacy and…

Expectations Vs Reality of Learning Chinese (With Luke Truman)

*This podcast is also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Pocket Casts and Breaker. Please subscribe on your favoured podcast provider and leave a review. On today’s podcast I discuss how expectations often differ from reality when learning Mandarin. My guest is YouTuber Luke Truman who has been documenting his journey of learning Cantonese and…

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