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Common English Pronunciation Mistakes By Native Chinese Speakers in Hong Kong

Posted on January 6, 2021 by Q-Admin in ,

When we start learning a foreign language, we come across new unfamiliar sounds and stress and intonation patterns. Before we truly master them, we tend to cope by applying the pronunciation rules of our native language and using familiar sounds instead of foreign ones. While it is a common and natural situation, it can also…

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How To Get Rid Of Your Foreign Accent When Speaking a Different Language

Posted on December 11, 2020 by Q-Admin in

Learning a foreign language is always a bit of a challenge – a fun and fulfilling one, but a challenge nonetheless. And correct pronunciation tends to be one of the more challenging areas for many learners. No matter what language you are learning, you are bound to come across sounds that are somewhat (sometimes a…

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Why Do People Say Learning Chinese is So Hard When Actually It’s Really Easy?

Posted on February 19, 2020 by Q-Admin in

It is common in some Western countries for people to exclaim, “Are you speaking Chinese?” if the statement heard is too complex or unintelligible. This is not surprising. Chinese is sometimes seen as a distant, unfamiliar or even alien language for some speakers of Indo-European based languages. However, with the opening and development of the…

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You’re Never Too Old to Learn a Foreign Language

Posted on August 8, 2015 by Q-Admin in

There are many publications and studies that argue that the absolute prime time to embark on the path to learning a foreign language is when you are young. Some experts even try to say that the optimal time for someone to start learning a second language is before the age of kindergarten. However, for most…

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Is Learning Mandarin Easy? (Chris Parker Story – Part 2)

Posted on November 19, 2013 by Q-Admin in ,

In our last post, we presented an inspiring story of a young guy called Chris Parker, who is a fluent Mandarin speaker. The post demonstrated that learning Mandarin Chinese can be easy if, like Chris Parker, you are prepared to work at it. Chris was born in Los Angeles to British parents, but was raised in…

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7 Valuable Mindset Tips For Successfully Learning a Foreign Language

Posted on June 25, 2013 by Q-Admin in

Today we truly live in a global society. At no time in the past has the world been as small as it is today. With the exploding use of the Internet and social media, we now have the ability to communicate freely with others all over the world. Communication is easy, fast and generally cost…

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