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New Concept Mandarin: My Mandarin Learning Experience

Written and posted by Amanda Barrows Source: https://middlekingdommusings275309169.wordpress.com/2018/03/25/new-concept-mandarin-my-mandarin-learning-experience/   It is no mystery that learning a foreign language can be daunting. I especially felt this way when coming to China. To me, learning Chinese and becoming fluent in the language felt nearly impossible by myself, so I decided to take a Chinese class in Suzhou....

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Embarrassing Mandarin Mistakes

Since Mandarin is a tonal language with many homonyms, it is easy to use the wrong tones and end up saying something unintended. Sometimes these unintended utterances can be quite embarrassing, but also very funny. For example, a blogger called Tonggu Momma told her Mandarin teacher that she was chopping down a tree instead of...

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What are Some Effective Methods of Learning Chinese?

As well as learning with experienced professional tutors, using Chinese textbooks and listening materials that are appropriate to your level, you should always try to look for innovative and effective study methods. Here are some that worked for some Mandarin learners: Beginner Level: Learn common sentences. If available, get a Chinese person to ruthlessly correct your...

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Online Education VS On-campus Education

What exactly is the difference between online and on-campus education? Is online education the same thing as eLearning? Which of the two is better? Is one style of education more effective than the other? While online education is indeed the future of learning, can a computer truly replace a teacher? Online education will not completely...

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How the Online Mandarin Course Helps My Chinese Study

Hi! My name is Lisa and I’ve been learning Mandarin with New Concept Mandarin for a few weeks now. What I really like about this course is that it doesn’t assume any prior knowledge of Mandarin — like a lot of other courses seem to do. All new vocabulary is explained as it is introduced, and...