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  1. Hey there! I'm a 20-year-old English guy and I'd like to practice any of these languages: French (Intermediate) Italian (Intermediate) Spanish (Intermediate) Portuguese (Beginner) Irish (Beginner) Mandarin (Beginner) I find it useful doing a penpal thing through emails but I'd be up for other things like Skype etc. Let me know
  2. Hey! I'm a native English speaker who's very new to German and Mandarin, and would like to find someone I can skype with regularly to practice. I also speak intermediate level Spanish, and am near fluent in French, and would love to skype with people who are fluent/native in those languages. Cheneil
  3. For anyone is thinking about having their child learn Chinese then I would highly recommend Lingobus. They specialize in Children's education ages 5-12. Lingo Bus uses the immersion method which works best for children of this age range, and conducts classes 1 on 1 online with native Chinese tutors. Likewise Lingo Bus has resources on Chinese learning at Chinese.LingoBus.com Feel free to follow us on Twitter at @lingo_bus or on Facebook for even more resources and cultural insights!
  4. Hello there! I have a question about Mandarin Chinese grammar. Which of the following sentences are acceptable: 1) 他是在公共汽车里的前面 2) 他是在公共汽车的前面里 3) 他是在公共汽车里的前面里 Also, would you be able to say something like "他是在前面的公共汽车(里)? Thanks in advance!
  5. Asian Language School will be launching Mandarin and Japanese online group training this October. Read here for the Press Release. To sign up for the course, click here for Chinese Lessons or here for Japanese Lessons. Timetable: U.S. Tuesdays 7pm EDT Australia Thursdays 7pm AEST
  6. So, I recently started learning Chinese for work. Since, I have to do it in a short time, I want to document my journey and perhaps obtain a learning framework for learning languages. Hopefully, my journey will help everyone else as well. I generally am able to learn things within 24 hours (if you count the actual hours). And so I have a bunch of techniques I use to learn things. I am not sure if they'll work for Mandarin, but I will try them nonetheless. Also, I would like to mention that speed learning is a real thing. If you want to learn the framework, look up the video or book "How to Get Good At Anything in 20 Hours". Learning objective: I should be able to converse in Mandarin fluently so as to conduct business meetings and communicate with people from the mainland. Scouting learning resources So, I went through a bunch of resources to see which one fits the bill. My goal was to find something that A) I am comfortable yet fast. Is easily accessible for continuous learning. C) Is free. So, with Mr. Google by my side, I started searching. I went to the bbc learning center online. I went through various other websites that claimed to teach Chinese. But, when I tried them out, I found them to be either too academic or too detailed (remember, I just want to converse and people will understand if I can't read literature). Finally, I googled "learn mandarin for business" and found this article and many like it about Zuckerberg. He's been learning Mandarin for 5 years now and he practices it everyday! Then, I went through a bunch of forums and reddits about it. Finally, I found a list of good android apps for learning Chinese. And I downloaded all the apps on the list and gave them a try. Out of all of those, I found Hello Chinese to be really helpful. So, that is the app that I am using right now. Low-Hanging Learning Objective: Learn Mandarin within 24 hours and then converse with someone in a real setting. Yesterday, I met someone who's agreed to show me how to learn Mandarin within 24 hours, which as you know is what I like to do when it comes to learning something. So, I may be letting go of the aforementioned app or using it simultaneously. I have already ordered a fresh batch of index/flash cards numbering about 300. Hopefully, they'll help me learn faster. I also read this article in the Guardian about this journalist learning Mandarin in 2 days and testing himself in an actual setting. So, I know it can be done. Here's the plan for the next few days: Stage 1. Find resources that claim to teach Chinese in 24 hours or less. Already found this site and this app. Stage 2. Try them out one by one. Create flashcards for memorizing things. Practice speaking and reading the language for about 10 hours. Stage 3. Practice listening to the language for 10 hours. Stage 4. Test listening skills by watching Chinese content online. Stage 5. Test conversation skills by going to a Chinese restaurant and striking a real life conversation. Stage 6. Come back. Take note of gaps. Improve. Rinse and Repeat until fluent. So, wish me luck guys. I will let you know how things go.
  7. Hoping this post doesn't violate the ToS of this forum, I'd like to introduce you to something exclusive and available for any French speakers who desire to understand Chinese the way I do. I have been intensively learning Chinese in China for the last 5 years in order to get ready to become a CH-FR interpreter. If you are learning Chinese and want to have a text translated into French, go on this website www.fiverr.com/shyre2kin/translate-200-chinese-characters-into-french/ and do not forget to say you want to know why I translated it that way. Along with your translated file, you will get a text file which contains the explanation and reasons of such translation. Believe me, it will change your way of learning Chinese
  8. Hi all, I'd like to introduce a new app called MemoLingo. It's an addictive game but whilst playing we hope you will also learn new words in a new language. (or test out a language you vaguely know). Please give it a go and provide some feedback. We are actively looking to improve based on the responses we are getting. We think our app is less boring that the other language apps out there and are on a mission to make the most fun and effective language learning app! There are 10 language to choose from Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and more will be added soon. Please help us out. You can find more information here: http://www.memolingoapp.com available for IPad, IPhone, iPod: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1055010946 available on Android play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trianglecarrot.memolingo actually free on Android Amazon app store: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Triangle-Carrot-Ltd-MemoLingo-Languages/dp/B018BTCHGQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1449827244&sr=1-1&keywords=memolingo
  9. Recently I went through my old power points from high school and this year of college and compiled most of the Chinese sentence structures I learned into a mini book. It's only about 35 pages long but i'm selling it for 5$ if anyone is interested. I also have a ton of old power points and pdfs I'm trying to turn into one huge review, but I've been working on that for while with no end in sight. I'm on page 112 and it's not even halfway done. Sighs Link for it is here
  10. Learning Chinese requires a very good memory and hard work. When I started learning Chinese, I met new words in many situation, and the next day, once a new Chinese word showed up, and I asked a friend or teacher to explain it to me. The day after, I forgot it. Did it happen to you? Or when I went a trip in China, I met some Chinese and got some new words or phrases, but when I came back from trip, I forgot almost all the new words or phrases. Did it happen to you too? If yes, DucroZi is helpful for you. With DucroZi, if a new word shows up, you can search it and add it to your personal list in one click. Later you can improve your Chinese vocabulary with reviewing or drawing all added Chinese words in your lists. What's DucroZi? DucroZi is an offline dictionary APP for Mandarin learners to improve Chinese, and it's totally free. The dictionary APP is based on CC-CEDICT dictionary. But it’s not only a dictionary APP to search words, but also a Chinese learning APP which enables you save words to your personal word list for later study and practice. DucroZi Chinese Learning APP Main Features 1. Flexible search: search words in Chinese, Pinyin and English, CC-CEDICT based dictionary. 2. Words lists: create your personal words lists, then save or add words to list for later review or training 3. HSK word lists are pre-installed. You can learn and memorize HSK vocabulary offline with DucroZi Chinese learning app on your Android phone or tablet anytime, anywhere. 4. Notes: add your personal notes to words 5. Audios: listen Chinese pronunciation with google Text-To-Speech 6. Training: train on your lists with Chinese handwriting function 7. Share: share your word lists with other users … Browser All Features of DucroZi Chinese Learning APP @ http://www.ducrozi.com/features/ Download DucroZi Chinese Learning APK @ http://www.ducrozi.com official website. Or Install DucroZi Chinese learning APP in Google Play Store @ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ducrozi
  11. I had been using Duolingo app to learn French and Spanish. Recently I thought I would like to learn Mandarin. I did not know that Duolingo do not have those languages that uses special characters like Chinese, Japanese and so on. Anyone here who has an idea when they will be coming up with Chinese Mandarin or do you have a suggestion which is somewhat similar to Duolingo?
  12. Chinese

    Hello, my name is Andreas, my mother tongue is German and I studied English, French, Latin and Italian at highschool. I was never very good at languages but love different cultures and traveling so I started to learn them regardless. I first went to China in 2002 to study Mandarin and today run a Chinese language school (LTL Mandarin School) there and recently started to learn Spanish. Anyone who has any questions about China, learning Chinese or living in Beijing, let me know. Andreas