A better 2022…..hopefully
2022 comes around in a months time. What’s the plan?
1) For a start, I thought I should get a better hold of grammar patterns.
Having a bit of structure is nice. So subdividing the grammar into HSK categories makes it feel a bit more systematic.
2) Rather than just playing with the sentences in anki, I thought it might be a good idea to listen to a recording of the sentences first and drill them. What’s different to Glossika method? Glossika throws sentences at you at random. Listening to a set recording of the same grammar pattern but different sentences keeps it simpler to makes you the same grammar pattern across different sentences.
I found someone on HelloTalk to do the recordings. This person has a broadcasting degree and is also doing a PhD. I be lending a hand in academic English in return for recordings and pronunciation training. Definitely a good find.
3) to get the sentences, I took the anki deck and exported it as a text file. This was then imported into excel. Took less than five minutes to get all the sentences for HSK four from the anki deck into a nice organised list. The list was given to the hellotalk partner who has started reading them into voice files. I asked her to emphasize the tones so that when I listen and shadow, the tone is imprinted better into my memory. So far, she’s done about 120 sentences of very high quality. I will attach a sample later
4) A prize find is this channel. Thank you @amytheorangutan! I have just started on this and I really enjoy the presenters style. She uses animation, hands and expressions quite cleverly. I also like her use of vocabulary in story telling. This particular link shows use of 過來 and 過去. I thought I had it pretty clear already but the additional examples and explanation gave extra vocabulary and extra depth to the learning.
For example 失去了意識， 場景.
Originally I had just started going through Chinesepod but I have dropped that now in preference for this channel for building up grammar and vocabulary.