Tag: Chinese Language

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Keeping a Cow

Practical Language Learning, Then and Now

Language learning must be useful to be effective. What phrases and vocabulary were essential in years gone by, aren’t making it into the language textbooks of today.

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Reflections on a US-based Chinese Language Journey (2)

The key question in language learning was answering a simple question: How do I maximize contact time with the language?

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A Dictionary for Learning Theological Chinese

Mandarin students spend years learning the basics of daily language and only scratch the surface when it comes to spiritual and theological vocabulary. Here's a resource to help.

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Interview with Rev. Yoman Man

The Experience of One American City—Chicago

In this interview, Rev. Man, the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Chinese Church in Villa Park, Illinois, tells of the growth of the church, how Chinese immigration has affected it, and the challenges it has faced.

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Priceless Words

The pitfalls of semantics in cross-linguistic communication.

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Social Distance

Is it "social distance" or "physical distance?" What's the difference and why does it matter to language and culture learners?

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We Live in Different Worlds

How does a student of language enter another culture? It takes more than classroom experience.

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How to Learn a Language, Part 2

How to Work Hard

Working hard is vital to effective language learning—but you have to know how to work hard.

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How to Learn a Language, Part 1

Criteria for Success

What is essential for successful language learning?