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Mandarin is difficult because of the need to learn so many Chinese characters, and the tones. However, there are aspects of Mandarin which make it easier then many European languages. The rewards of learning Mandarin, the process itself, and then the ability to connect with Chinese culture, are enormous. It is well worth the effort. 0:48 - How I learned Mandarin. 1:27 - Chinese is so exotic. Can anyone really learn it? 2:42 - The two most difficult things about learning Chinese. 4:20 - How I learned the characters. 6:38 - Should you learn traditional or simplified characters? 7:12 - Tones in Mandarin. 10:30 - The structure of the language. 11:30 - Spend the time to learn phrases and patterns. 13:06 - Interesting content. 15:24 - A new China. Learn a language at: https://goo.gl/aB9uPy Visit my blog: http://blog.thelinguist.com
You do not need the classroom. There are many ways to learn languages, especially today. Study the transcript on LingQ: http://www.lingq.com/learn/en/store/20041/109919/buy/ Timelines: 0:22 Real learning takes place outside of a classroom. 1:55 3 things enabling you to learn a language on your own. 3:33 Studying in a classroom is fine if you like it, but it’s not if you don’t. 5:03 Formal structured language instruction VS Input based method. 6:39 A little bit of a system won’t hurt. 7:04 Chinese engineers reading cartoons. 8:34 Classroom is optional and not necessary. Learn a language at: http://www.lingq.com Visit my blog: http://blog.thelinguist.com
Hi there Steve Kaufmann. I am going to talk to you about six hacks for mastering Chinese. Basically based on my experience when 40 odd years ago within a nine month period I went from scratch to where I could read novels and translate diplomatic documents in Chinese. Both English into Chinese and Chinese into English. Check this video out as a LingQ lesson https://www.lingq.com/learn/en/workdesk/item/9990880/reader/ or as a blog post on The Linguist: http://blog.thelinguist.com/hacking-chinese-six-tips-for-learning-faster You can read more articles on tips to learning Chinese and many more languages on my blog. Visit: http://blog.thelinguist.com/
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怎么学语言。 Steve Kaufmann Learn a language at: http://www.lingq.com Visit my blog: http://blog.thelinguist.com
I was asked to describe how I learned Mandarin. Here it is.
0:38 How it all started with Chinese.
2:47 The main reason I passed British Diplomatic Advanced exams in only 10 twice as fast as others.
3:23 Materials I used for learning Chinese.
4:39 The method I used I for memorizing characters.
5:58 The best Chinese learning book I’ve ever come across.
8:08 Other books I used.
11:44 Audio materials for learning Chinese.
12:43 Unconventional way of using LingQ for studying history.
13:30 The reason I progressed in Chinese more quickly than others.
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