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Writing Sentences in a Foreign Language

I’ve just completed Day 12 of my learning Mandarin Chinese project. I felt that rather than talk about my method in just that post, I’d write this article to give a general overview of best practice when learning about writing sentences in a foreign language. Writing Sentences in a Foreign Language: 1. Keep it simple. […]

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Building Sentences in Mandarin: Project Day 11

Since yesterday, I’ve decided to use Colloquial Chinese, which I have to hand. Like yesterday’s post, it has issues with not including the characters for regular chapters, but rather than spending more time looking for a book which does, I’m going to plow ahead with building sentences in Mandarin. The following is an article about […]

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Mandarin Learning Challenge Day 9

Day 9 of the Mandarin Learning Challenge was quite a straightforward day. I learned another 32 characters, and my ability to retain the characters from yesterday was one hundred percent. Ultimately, this is great for my Mandarin Learning Challenge, but not so great for doing daily Mandarin Learning Challenge blog updates. It’s quite redundant to […]

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Learning a Third Language is Easier

Learning a third language is something a lot of people need to do. There’s also conflicting advice as to whether it’s easier or more difficult to learn a  third language than a second. Luckily, the answer is that it’s easier to learn a third language than a second. Neurologically speaking, the more language learning you […]

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