Getting familiar with tones in Mandarin to learn Chinese quickly

How to Learn Chinese – Part 3

5.Tackling the Tones The tones are one of the most challenging aspects of Mandarin. But as always, practice makes perfect. As an English speaker, you might not realise this, but you already use tones in your speech. When speaking Mandarin, we just apply these tones differently. Speaking Mandarin requires you to spend time familiarizing yourself […]

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Learning Mandarin is a step-wise process that involves a focus on communication.

How to Learn Chinese – Part 2

4. Keep Reminding Yourself In part 1 we established that it is important to decide why you are learning Mandarin. But it is not enough to decide why, you need to remind yourself of your motivations daily, especially when it’s tough. Write your reason down and put it up somewhere where you can always have […]

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If you want to learn a new language quickly it’s best to start conversation early! It’s ok to make mistakes as you speak, that’s how you learn.

How to Learn Chinese – Part 1

1. Talk from Day 1 How to speak Mandarin is a question that baffles learners early in their Chinese journey. Often, we wait until we think we are good enough and then start to speak Mandarin. However, if you want to learn a new language quickly it’s best to start conversation early! It’s ok to make mistakes as […]

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Play is far more powerful for children than many parents realize. It's actually the key to learning.

Learning through play

We are naturally creative, musical and artistic beings. It’s true! That is how we have innovated and built up our society over centuries. Yet, today, most children spend less time physically playing, creating imaginary games and having meaningful interactions than they do on screens. Many of our children are becoming socially isolated because their leisure […]

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How to become fluent fast. Tips from the experts in Singapore.

How to get fluent fast

If you’re trying to learn a second language the way you learn math, science, or music, chances are you’re going to become discouraged or drop the language altogether.  Because learning a language is not like learning another discipline. If you think that language is like any other skill like math or science, then you may […]

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The first step to mastering the use of definite and indefinite articles in Spanish is to get the genders of nouns down to pat.

Definite and Indefinite Articles in Spanish

Learning a language shouldn’t be a chore. One of the keys to successfully learning any language is finding ways to combine your passions with your language practice. Another key tip is repetition. But you might ask, what aspect of the language should I focus on?  Grammar is the glue that holds language together and ‘articles’ […]

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