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Mandarin has a bad reputation for being very difficult to learn, but it isn’t that hard, especially not with the right teachers and studying habit. In these articles we cover the later parts.
Since 1992, HSK (汉语水平考试 Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì, translated as the Chinese Proficiency Test) is the official standardized test for Mandarin — and it’s about to get its second big overhaul. The first revamp of HSK: From 1992, HSK had 11 levels. The levels were then simplified in 2010 and some contents removed, such as scientific […]
At GoEast, we know people learn differently, so we choose the right style fits you. Obviously, there’s no right or wrong! To learn Mandarin is a fantastic thing, whichever way you learn. For amusement’s sake, here are four types of learners we often see. Which one fits you best? The traveler: Language is meant to […]
Movies & series, especially those about modern daily life, are great Mandarin learning materials since plain language is used. Plus they’ll also show you a more realistic picture of Chinese culture than you’d find in textbooks. If you have (or don’t have) a Netflix account, you can earn gift cards by referring friends to GoEast: Get your friends to […]
It’s around three weeks to the new year, around the same length time* it takes to learn a new habit. So if you start today — today! — you’ll hit the ground running on your New Year’s resolutions. Here we share some inspiration for you; learning habits of our students in Shanghai & online & […]
It’s the season of giving, but for Mandarin learners, it’s always the season for learning. So here are some perfect gifts for Chinese students. A pen for Hanzi writing (~8 RMB) A sharp pen makes writing and learning Hanzi easier and more pleasant. And with hours of writing to do, the person you give it […]
People are always looking for a new way to memorize vocabulary, understand grammar, to learn a language, like Chinese. Everyone has their own experience and methods and sharing how you learn can help others. Personally, I enjoy learning from books. I hope this shortlist of books about how we learn will benefit not only your […]
Learned enough Chinese? HSK 2 is the Chinese proficiency exam for students who have mastered 300 commonly used Chinese words (including 150 from HSK 1) and related Mandarin grammar patterns. The test is made up of two parts: Chinese listening comprehension and Chinese reading comprehension. It contains a total of 60 questions to be completed in […]
Learn Chinese with GoEast Online, see our courses here. Do you need an HSK test for your visa, company, or just to prove to yourself you’ve mastered a certain level of Mandarin? The dates for the official tests in 2020 are now announced by the official government-affiliated organization, the Hanban/Confucius Institute. The tests will take […]