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[Guest Post] Learning by Example – zhongruige

I’ve long been a fan of learning new words and new phrases by context, that is, in the greater sentence and paragraph as a whole. Using and learning words in sentences has been a huge benefit to my studies as well, and as I read more advanced works, I relied a lot on the context around…

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Phi Ta Khon Festival: Thailand’s Haunting Festival of Ghosts and Masks – Luke Nicholson

Phi Ta Khon Festival: Thailand’s Haunting Festival of Ghosts and Masks – Luke Nicholson

Why is it that when you give someone a mask they will never fail to show you their true face? For Phi Ta Khon festival, or the ghost mask festival, the normally shy, polite and retiring villagers of Dan Sai reveal themselves to be fun-loving, dance-crazy, non-stop party people. The festival, held in Loei province,…

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What Is The Best Way To Learn Mandarin? – Mandarin Chinese Китайский язык

It is commonly thought that it is impossible to learn Chinese without going to China or moving to China Town. This statement is partially true. To achieve stable, good results, it would be great to know Chinese history, its philosophy and traditions. Chinese people have their particular way of thinking. If you adopt it, the…

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Game Theory – David Dawson

Somewhere along the way to China, the skeletons in World of Warcraft mysteriously vanished. Most were quick to assume that the change to the world’s largest Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) was the result of edicts from China’s censorship bureaus; after all, they had been known to make bizarre demands from time to time, such as banning time travel from TV or banishing the cleavage…

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CCP commemorates 100th Anniversary of Hu Yaobang’s Birthday – justrecently

The complete standing committee of the CCP’s politburo attended a symposium in commemoration of former CCP secretary general Hu Yaobang (胡耀邦). The BBC‘s Mandarin service wrote today (around 11:00 UTC) that Chinese news agency Xinhua published a curt report and a photo of the symposium in the Great Hall of the People. According to the…

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“HSK 3 to HSK 4 in 3 months” – Ollie’s challenge follow-up!!! –

We’re very pleased to share with you the following guest post from our student, Ollie from… The post http://bit.ly/1S9lCU9 appeared first on http://bit.ly/1RTQUOt Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

Pocket to Kindle: How to Instantly Transfer Web Articles to Your Kindle (in One Click) – Bálint Kőrösi

Pocket to Kindle: How to Instantly Transfer Web Articles to Your Kindle (in One Click) – Bálint Kőrösi

When it comes to advanced language learning, reading is king. And what is a better device to read on than an Amazon Kindle ebook reader? The Kindle doesn’t have to mean reading books. I’m currently learning German (and Chinese) and I don’t always want to read German novels. Often, quick-to-read articles that interest me are…

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Friday Photo: Unlucky License Plate – Jo

In China, the number 4 (四) is considered to be unlucky because it shares a pronunciation with the word for death (死); only the tones are different. As a result, people often go to great lengths to avoid using the number 4. Mobile phone numbers that have lots of 4’s typically cost less money (my Chinese…

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Being a digital nomad in Chiang Mai, Thailand – Mark

As it has become more and more popular to live the Digital Nomad lifestyle, Chiang Mai has emerged as what’s likely the most popular destination. I went there for a couple of months and here are my notes. The advantages of being a digital nomad in Chiangmai It’s cheap Housing is easy Getting a local…

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I made it on the UJ Humanities Dean’s List! – elenimichelle

I made it on the UJ Humanities Dean’s List! – elenimichelle

On the 9th of November, I received a random text message from my university saying that I had made it onto the Dean’s List. Now, if you know how I am- I am suspicious about such things, but nonetheless, sent an email to the address given and got the invitation. As some of you may…

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