WISDOM – Learning Chinese, materials

***🚧work in progress🚧***

Learning Mandarin Chinese has been a journey since Business School days. Least is to say that my study has been irregular but it gave me the opportunity to try a bit of every possible method! In this post I will propose some tips, based on my own experience to make the learning journey more enjoyable.

Apps

Apps are an efficient way to get a daily Chinese practice. Although you may not achieve fluency by only relying on such medium, it will contribute to memorisation and to increase your vocabulary. Given these two aspects are fondamental roots of language learning, I strongly recommend you include the App in your Chinese toolbox. My preference goes for Duolinguo.

Podcasts

I like to use podcasts to practice languages hence I have looked for useful ones when it comes to Chinese

  • Talk Chineasy is my favorite one. This daily podcast helps to learn new vocabulary. The format is very short and it work by idea association, linking the works you are learning to some of the participants personal stories. This facilitates memorization.
  • Coffee Break Chinese is a very well build ressource. It’s based on dialogues in basic situations. It’s actually much more demanding than the previous one but will do the work if you are serious about learning actual Chinese conversations

Flash cards

This is my go-to language practice.

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