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In the business of your language learning schedule, have you ever stopped to ask yourself the important question: "Am I actually learning what I need?"
As I observe students of Chinese, I notice that they use different learning strategies, some which are more effective than others. What are some of their good strategies which will help you acquire Chinese faster than the average student?
For the language learner, motivation is an important topic for the vital reason that the motivated learner will always surpass the unmotivated learner in performance and outcome.
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How to Study
Where and How to Practice
What the Good Language Learner Can Teach Us
Getting Help with Your Chinese
Improve Your Listening
Some Good Language Learners
Are You an Optimal Monitor User?
Measuring Progress (Where am I Going? How am I Doing?)
Learning Styles (summary of the 4 articles in Chinese: view in Unicode (UTF-8) [pdf file]
Overcoming the Barriers II
How to maintain motivation both during and after full-time language study.
Anxiety in Language Learning
Where am I Aiming For?
Who are the High Achievers?
Just How Competent are you in Chinese?
Practical ideas how to use your flashcards to get new vocabulary into your long-term memory.
Useful ideas how to play with the pictures in Chinese Made Easier Book 5 to help get you using the vocabulary.
What methods help get the vocabulary into long-term memory more effectively?
How we can help our teachers to motivate us more.
How teachers can help motivate their students (in Chinese)
Helpful ideas for the older language learner.
Helpful ideas on how to teach the older language learner.
1000 common Chinese characters according to Chinese Made Easier
10 vocabulary lists on different aspects of the computer and computer software.
Google pinyin input
Google pinyin input for typing Chinese characters: http://tools.google.com/pinyin
How to keep up your Chinese while back in your Home Country for a short break.
A comparison of these two textbook series looking at what topics & vocabulary are most useful for the person who is actually living in China.