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Hofmann - Yesterday, 06:27 PM
- 5Developing motor skills for handwriting
Hofmann - 21 Apr 2014 - 05:53
- 4Krashen: The Compelling (not just interesting) Input Hypothesis
Rufus - 22 Apr 2014 - 19:12
- 4Developing motor skills for handwriting
Shelley - 20 Apr 2014 - 21:50
- 4One year of Chinese enough for Engineering Masters?
Nathan Mao - 19 Apr 2014 - 21:43
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Tangent Constructed Chinese
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Handwriting: The minimum requirements (blog series)
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Harbin Institute of Technology
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James3 - Yesterday, 10:07 PM in Life, Work and Study in China in GeneralEvery now and then I do searches on Dice.com, with only the keyword Chinese...just being curious what sort of jobs are out there where I could use my Mandarin. Some are in the U.S., and others are in China - you never know what you're going to find. For example, just this morning I did such a search, and found some jobs that really don't require that many technical skills, so thought I'd post here, as an FYI, to make you aware of this site in case you hadn't heard of it before. Personally, my Manda...
Hofmann - Yesterday, 06:27 PM in Reading and Writing SkillsI wrote a series on handwriting, and imron suggested I make it a thread, as more people look at threads, but I kind of like how all the content is organized in a blog, so I'm starting this thread and linking to the blog. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 I considered writing a bit about technique/motor skills but I decided that was outside the scope of "the minimum requirements" and gets too subjective. It leaves the realm of science and steps into the bounds of art. And by "art" I mean both a ref...
sujeto_1 - Yesterday, 08:50 AM in Life, Work and Study in China in GeneralI want to know opinions about this university Harbin Institute of Technology, what is the general opinion in China and Internationally. I'm looking to study Master Electric Engineering in this University. Any input is much appretiated. How is about prestigious and teaching quality.
Nathan Mao - Apr 22 2014 10:06 PM in Art and LiteratureThis is the 许三多 book. (a little background: the TV series came out in early 2008, I think. The book was probably written/published before that. When the earthquake hit in Sichuan, people trapped in the rubble knew (heard? assumed?) the military was helping in rescue efforts, many were calling out for 许三多 to come help, because he was the embodiment of a PLA ideal: someone who was so earnest and determined (and stupid?) that they would never quit in trying to rescue them) This is touted a...
Rufus - Apr 22 2014 07:12 PM in General Study Advice and DiscussionI am sure many are aware of Krashen's famous "Input Hypothesis" for language learning and there has been much debate about it. In a recent article, he mentions learning Chinese and wanted to share. (Link to article) The Compelling (not just interesting) Input Hypothesis Stephen Krashen It is by now well-established that input must be comprehensible to have an effect on language acquisition and literacy development. To make sure that language acquirers pay attention to the input, it should be intere...
abcdefg - Apr 22 2014 11:12 AM in SocietyPart of a recent series in The Economist talks about China's growing migrant population in the more prosperous coastal mega-cities. The authors discuss the increasing unrest in this huge group of disadvantaged urban citizens who still hold rural hukous. This is an excellent series of nine overview articles on current China, its economy and politics, available without fees or registration. It was sent to me by a friend who knows that I'm living here. Thought you might like a look. http://www.economi...
Hwong_DsiKiem - Apr 22 2014 09:42 AM in Non-Mandarin ChineseI've noticed that, for a number of characters, what was historically kh- (pinyin k-) became h- in Cantonese (like 去), but not all kh- characters. In what environments does the shift happen? In what doesn't it? This shift is similar to the one in Greek and Germanic languages, but there all the kh's become h's.
Melanie1989 - Apr 22 2014 02:51 AM in General Study Advice and DiscussionAnother problem... So some of you might know that after lots of recommendation on one of my other threads, i got hold of a copy of Remembering the Hanzi. I'm still early in the book, lesson 13, as i have been very busy with other things, unfortunately. Anyway, i do find the book to be very helpful as far as understanding radicals and the history of the characters. But one thing i'm disappointed about is that it says in the introduction (which, silly me, i initially skipped due to excitement) that it will...
ouyangjun - Apr 21 2014 10:55 PM in Speaking and Listening SkillsThis is more of a question to check the feasibility. a while back I talked about starting a Chinese comedy group where we'd look at different comedy and discuss... At the time the challenges were finding suitable pieces that had subtitles, were easily accessible and in short enough bits that it didn't take a lot of dedication to listening for long periods of time. I've found a comedy show on Youku that I think is pretty funny and should fit well if we want to do something like this. My questio...
C.J. - Apr 21 2014 04:47 PM in Resources for Studying ChineseYes, I know that a live teacher is the best way to learn Chinese but my work schedule is crazy and never regular. I am using many of the tools I learned about here on the forum (Pleco flashcards for example) but my progress is too slow for me. I want to pick up the pace and a friend recommended Rosetta Stone which to be honest, I think is a bit pricey. Is it worth it? Is there a better software that has speech recognition and correction?