Hacking Chinese Challenges
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Hacking Chinese Challenges is meant to stimulate and encourage language learning by allowing you to set personal goals and strive to achieve them alongside fellow students. With a clear goal in sight and a defined period of time, procrastination is kept to a minimum and focus remains high. The challenges here are meant to be cooperative where we strive towards similar goals together, giving each other moral support, helpful suggestions and inspiration. Any competitive element should be friendly in nature!
Create a new account or log in using Facebook or Twitter. You can then enroll in challenges and report progress for the current challenge. Read more about Hacking Chinese Challenges here here.
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Inspiration from Andre Smith
Running 33人 39h
This is a vocabulary challenge (characters and words). Please read the attached article for information and inspiration!
Enrolled Running 14人 77h
This is an open challenge where you choose your own focus. Please read the linked article for information and inspiration!
Enrolled 29人 31h
This is a focused challenge intended to help you improve your listening skills. Please read the attached article for information and inspiration!
Enrolled Running 24人 13h
This is an open challenge, which means you choose your own topic and set your own goal. For inspiration and motivation, please share your goal in a comment to the linked article.
Improve your speaking ability! Read more in the linked article.
Enrolled Running 97人 213h
Read as much Chinese as you can before the end of October! More details and suggestions for what (and how) to read can be found in the attached article.
Running 77人 458h
Listen as much as you can in August to improve your Chinese listening comprehension! Read more why and how in the linked article.
Practise your Chinese writing ability, report progress and stay on track! See the linked article for more information and inspiration.
Read as much Chinese as you can before the end of April! More details and suggestions for what (and how) to read can be found in the attached article.
Listening is perhaps the most important skill of all. See how many hours of listening practice you can accumulate in February! Everything counts. Read the related article for more about how to practise and further advice in general.
The focus for this month's challenge is translation from Chinese to a language you feel more comfortable with.
Choose an audio recording of a native speaker and try to reproduce an exact copy of what what the person says and how he or she does it, including pronunciation, pacing, intonation and so on. Read the attached article for more information.
Learn new components/characters, deepen the knowledge you already have, fight a large review queue or strengthen your knowledge web.
This month's challenge is about translating to Chinese from your native language. Read more about the challenge, including why translation can be a useful way of improving your writing skill in Chinese, in the linked to blog post!
Try to measure your progress, including identifying strength and weaknesses. More information in the linked article!
Improve your Chinese by writing as much as you can, as well as working with the feedback you receive.
Read as much as you can before the end of April! See the linked article for more about how and what to read.
Vocabulary learning or reviewing, passive or active; see the linked to article!
It's time for a Chinese listening challenge! Enrol, set your goal and listen as much as you can before the end of the month. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for what to listen to.
Clear up unfinished projects from last year or establish good learning habits for the year ahead!
See linked article.
Please refer to the linked blog post!
Listen as much as you can! For further suggestions about what and how to listen, check the attached link.
Learn new characters and/or review old ones, read more about the challenge in the related article.
Read in order to read a lot, quantity matters more than quality. It's okay to skip words, it's even desirable. You read to understand most of what's going on, but not everything. It should be fun to read and using dictionaries to look up unknown words typically isn't all that fun.
More information later, will focus on quantity (speaking more) and quality (including pronunciation).
Listen as much as you can. More information soon.
See the linked blog post for more information and inspiration!
Extensive reading challenge, read as much as you can before the end of April. Read the related article for suggestions on what to read and more inspiration and information!
Listen as much as you can to audio at or slightly below your current proficiency level. Please check the link for more information and inspiration!
Spend as much high-quality time as you can, doing various exercises to improve your pronunciation in Chinese (or other languages if you feel like it). Please read the challenge article for more information and inspiration!
Take this opportunity to catch up with character and word learning! Please read the article linked to below for more information about prizes and challenge details.
Learn Chinese through translation, either English-Chinese (writing practice), Chinese-English (reading practice) or both!
Read as much as you can before the end of November! Check the link for inspiration and information.
Extensive listening is one of the most important activities when learning a foreign language. In this sense, extensive means that you should listen as much as possible, covering as much material as you can, rather than digging deep into each audio clip. Try to listen to Chinese at or below your level and try to listen a lot! Read the article that will be published on Thursday for more informati...
If you've spent too little time reviewing recently, this challenge is for you. I haven't spent much time reviewing lately and I'm more than 1000 reviews behind. The best way to kill a review queue is by persistent and regular time boxing, so let's do that! This challenge is a final test before the challenge engine goes public early next month, so it will only last until September 30th. If you h...