BlogPosts Tagged "Chinese"
14 Mar 2023
Korean vs Japanese vs Chinese
Korean vs Japanese vs Chinese, ever wonder what the similarities and differences are between these three languages and how should we go about learning them? To what extent can learning one help you with the others? Let me share my experience in learning these three Asian languages. How I Learned Mandarin, Japanese and Korean […]Read more Korean vs Japanese vs Chinese
11 Aug 2020
Chinese Grammar is Not Difficult
The first thing about Chinese is that it’s not as difficult as people say. It has certain difficulties. I would say difficulty number one is the characters. It’s a lot of work, but it’s a matter of staying with it and doing it every day; finding a system that works for you. I think […]Read more Chinese Grammar is Not Difficult
14 Jul 2020
Tips to Help You Learn Mandarin
I studied Chinese in 1968. At the time I was working for the Canadian Government, the Ministry of Trade and Commerce’s Trade Commissioner Service to be exact. Canada was preparing to recognize the People’s Republic of China and decided that they needed to train some officials in Mandarin. I was sent to Hong Kong to […]Read more Tips to Help You Learn Mandarin
18 Oct 2018
How to Learn Mandarin and Can You be Fluent in 6 Months?
How to Learn Mandarin and Can You be Fluent in 6 Months has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today, I’m going to talk to you about how to become fluent in Mandarin in six months. Let me […]Read more How to Learn Mandarin and Can You be Fluent in 6 Months?
15 Jan 2017
Learning a Language Means Acquiring Words
People often say to me, “Steve, you’ve obviously got a talent for languages, that's why you’ve learned so many. Good for you, but I could never do it.”To which I say, to myself at least, why don’t you try doing it the way I do it? Maybe, rather than a question of talent, it’s a matter of the method that I use. What is my method? It’s really quite simple. It’s the relentless pursuit of words [...]Read more Learning a Language Means Acquiring Words
The Yin and Yang of Language Learning
Language learning is about communicating. It’s about meaning. It’s about substance. Therefore, we want to learn the language from content that’s of interest to us and when we talk we want to communicate things that make sense.Read more The Yin and Yang of Language Learning
What Do You Believe? The Placebo Effect Of Language Learning
This is a transcript of one of my YouTube Videos – To keep up with my latest thoughts on language learning, subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Hi There Steve Kaufmann here again to talk about language learning. And I want to talk about something that I often think of and that I have been meaning to […]Read more What Do You Believe? The Placebo Effect Of Language Learning
多数人从来没有成功的学会另外一种语言。他们没有这个经验 也没有把握。怎么办呢？ 你得相信学习过程, 而想办法享受学习过程, 要采取积极的态度, 花足够的时间，就会成功. 以后学另外一门外语就会容易得多. 有乐趣。Read more 学语言为什么那么困难？