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Looking to get started learning Mandarin Chinese? Or perhaps you want advanced Mandarin Chinese methods, reviews of the best Mandarin Chinese courses and apps, or detailed how-to articles? Start here.

How To Prepare For (And Pass) HSK: Tips and Strategies

August 31, 2018
Mandarin Chinese
HSK is the official Chinese testing for language proficiency which is used primarily to determine suitability for academia and employment.

The Most Honest Rocket Chinese Review You'll Ever Read (2020)

September 12, 2015
Mandarin Chinese
Rocket Chinese, part of the Rocket Languages series, has been a fairly well-known name in language learning for more than 15 years now.

How To Survive Any Situation In Mandarin Chinese

August 09, 2015
Mandarin Chinese
This is all about showing you exactly how to acquire what you need in Chinese leading up to a trip to China or Taiwan.

How To Learn Chinese Characters

May 21, 2015
Mandarin Chinese
With China’s rising influence in the world, there’s a greater need than ever for people to be able to learn Chinese to a high level in order to understand China on its own terms and foster cultural exchange.

How Arabic Words Made It Into The Chinese Language

September 19, 2014
Mandarin Chinese
Through the spread of the Islamic Civilization, their traders, their technological achievements and the Muslim faith, a lot of Arabic words have entered foreign languages.

Defining 'Language Hacking' What It Is (And What It Isn't)

March 22, 2012
Mandarin Chinese
Like hacking in the conventional sense, learning a language is about breaking a code in order to understand hidden knowledge.

22 Best Podcasts To Learn Mandarin Chinese In 2020

January 30, 2012
Mandarin Chinese
Today I'm going to share my advice as a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker on the best podcasts to learn Mandarin Chinese.

Benny Lewis' Mandarin Mission And Steve Kaufmann's Response

January 07, 2012
Mandarin Chinese
I decided to make a quick video response to Benny Lewis' latest mission to learn Mandarin Chinese to C1 fluency along with Steve Kaufmann's subsequent video criticizing his attempt.

25 Best And Worst Online Chinese Courses For 2020

October 30, 2011
Mandarin Chinese
Today I'm going to share my advice as a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker on the best online Chinese courses and classes (most popular course products).

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