Is it ok to learn a language from a non-native speaker tutor? Lately, I’ve been working on reviving my Indonesian language abilities, so I called up an old tutor.Continue reading
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How to Pronounce the Names of Indian Languages (If You Don’t Speak Any)
Ready to learn, once and for all, how to pronounce the names of the Indian languages we hear so much about? After all, 7 of the top 20 most spoken languages in the world are Indian languages …Continue reading
How To Learn a Language from Home
You don’t have to travel to learn a new language. Honestly, you don’t even need to put on pants! I’ve studied several languages from home over the last decade. Not that I don't love travel and living …Continue reading
How to Use Chinese Social Media Apps to Learn Chinese
When I found out I was going to move back to China, I knew it was finally time to familiarize myself with Chinese social media. Back in 2008, when I spent my first summer in Beijing, these …Continue reading
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How to Sound Like a North Korean
(Want to skip the history? Scroll down to the List of 21 North Korean Words in Crash Landing On You) How much do you know about the North Korean accent? Netflix’s new drama “Crash Landing on …Continue reading
How To Learn Chinese Characters On Your Own
UPDATED April 2020: I’ve just spent the last two months working on improving my Chinese handwriting with an online tutor, and I’ve learned so much more in the process! I’ve added to the below section on Learning …Continue reading
Should You Learn to Read and Write Chinese Characters?
This is not going to be a post about how “Chinese characters are easier than you think!” I’ll give it to you straight. Learning to read and write in Mandarin is a serious undertaking. It might not …Continue reading