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- 9Handwriting: The minimum requirements (blog series)
Hofmann - 23 Apr 2014 - 18:27
- 5Developing motor skills for handwriting
Hofmann - 21 Apr 2014 - 05:53
- 4Opportunity to Earn Money Using Chinese for US Residents
Nathan Mao - Today, 02:11 AM
- 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
CSC Scholarship - 2014 General Discussion
rashid1587 - 35 minutes ago with 235 replies
Suggestions for a Grammar Book to Memorize
Rowan - 43 minutes ago with 1 replies
Cantonese Transcription Please
Kobo-Daishi - 56 minutes ago with 7 replies
Reading 鬼吹灯 - pulpy supernatural fiction
Kamille - Today, 12:49 PM with 50 replies
Is it worth it to learn Cantonese or is it a dying language?
Kobo-Daishi - Today, 12:29 PM with 53 replies
Handwriting: The minimum requirements (blog series)
Hofmann - Today, 11:57 AM with 6 replies
What is your experience with Rosetta Stone language learning software?
James3 - Today, 11:54 AM with 14 replies
Your favorite version of 红烧肉?
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Random new word of the day
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Yadang - Today, 09:42 AM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsI've searched the forums and found a lot of suggestions for grammar books, but I haven't read anything that gives the quality of the example sentences. I want to basically memorize a grammar book in the hope that memorizing different sentences with varied grammatical usages will help me better internalize the grammar. The main thing I'm worried about, however, is getting a grammar book, and memorizing all of the example sentences, only to realize when using the sentences that they aren't the way people actu...
Nathan Mao - Today, 02:11 AM in Life, Work and Study in China in GeneralJust found out about this organization last week. National Language Service Corps It isn't full time, and it isn't really even part time. You apply, and once your abilities are verified, if the govt needs someone with language abilities to deal with a crisis, they might call you up. In some cases, they might even want to send you somewhere and pay expenses. I have just applied, so I don't know how the process works or how long it takes, or even how much they pay. However, going...
geraldc - Yesterday, 10:45 PM in Reading and Writing SkillsTo prevent myself going mad from my normal office based job, I occasionally take holiday time and work as an extra when the UK film industry needs Chinese extras, so previously I've sat in a fake casino for Skyfall, and marched around in armour etc. Well now they're upping the ante, and they need me to audition for a TV courtroom drama. The only problem being, is that the dialogue is in Mandarin and we have to translate it ourselves from the English script. I've never seen a mainland courtroom drama so don't...
James3 - Apr 23 2014 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 - Apr 23 2014 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 - Apr 23 2014 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.