What Mistakes I Made In Language Learning (Chinese)

When learning a language for the first time, mistakes in your methods seem inevitable, after all you don't know where to start, and even when you follow good advice from people who have become fluent, it's still possible to make mistakes and mess things up. So that's why I'd like to talk about my mistakes … Continue reading What Mistakes I Made In Language Learning (Chinese)

The HSK3 Exam Process Has Some Problems

On Saturday I took the HSK3 exam at my university after 9 months of studying the language. Normally I discuss my general thoughts on the HSK exam itself - difficulty, studying for it, difference between previous HSK's and etc however before that post is released I would like to discuss something different, the exam process … Continue reading The HSK3 Exam Process Has Some Problems

The Tragedy of Memrise Removing Decks

For those who don't know Memrise is a very useful tool for free education of language learning. It's a spaced repition software which helps you learn words by exposing you to them over long periods of time, helping them to stick in your long term memory. It's actually very useful. When Memrise made their change … Continue reading The Tragedy of Memrise Removing Decks

From HSK2 to HSK3 – Thoughts on HSK, And The Different Methods of Language Learning

On December 1st I took my HSK2 exam after roughly six months of preparation, I knew beforehand that I would pass, as even months before that I found that I could pass the HSK2 exam, and I had only learned more since then. My test results came back, so how did I do? Well pretty … Continue reading From HSK2 to HSK3 – Thoughts on HSK, And The Different Methods of Language Learning

How I’m Learning Chinese At University

With university going on you have to ask the question, how are you able to keep up with learning Chinese when your so busy? The first thing I have to say is that you do have to prioritise. I have sacrificed my free time in order to learn. When I am not eating, cooking, studying, … Continue reading How I’m Learning Chinese At University

Why I Bought Memrise Premium

Memrise premium is something that is advertised to you a lot whenever you complete your daily target, you always get a 20% discount off. But is it worth it? The short answer is no, yet I bought it anyway. Why? I feel like free education is a good thing. And memrise has helped me so … Continue reading Why I Bought Memrise Premium

Mandarin Is Really Difficult

I don't know if I'll release this, but I just want to write about the difficulties of mandarin. Because I'm stressed about it right now, which is something I haven't felt ever towards language learning. Before this the most primary difficulty was with Japanese, which I found fun at first but just became a problem. … Continue reading Mandarin Is Really Difficult