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Monday, February 20th, 2012

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    How to do Preparation for HSK?
    Mandarin Chinese is spoken by approximately 1.2 billion people around the world in China and many overseas Chinese emigrant communities throughout the world. Reasons to learn Chinese are different, in order to be able to effectively communicate with friends or relatives, to more easily travel within Chinese and Chinese-speaking areas, to prepare yourself for study abroad in China, for your job and career aspirations. If you want achieve all above you have to properly pass the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi).

    Here are tips you can do to your HSK test:

    1. You must decide when you'll take the HSK test, and register by the appropriate deadline. Leave plenty of time to study. Obtain copies of earlier tests from the College Board, a test-preparation company or a bookstore. There are some helpful online Chinese learning organizations. Practice taking the test to become comfortable with it.

    2. Within those HSK subject areas, concentrate on reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and usage. Practice by giving yourself timed mini-tests. Don't spend too much time on each one question, since it is worth an equal amount. If you finish before the time is up, go back and check any questions you skipped the first time around, or review your answers if you completed the test. This HSK learning method could also works on similar test such as AP Chinese or SAT preparation.

    3. Communicate with native Chinese speakers so as to enhance your knowledge of HSK. Visit local Chinese cultural centers to identify a Chinese teacher or to find a native speaker that doesn't mind conversing. You may also want to check local Chinese restaurants or other stores which market to Chinese customers. If you can't find any Chinese speakers locally, you can use audio peer-to-peer connections over the Internet, such as Skype, to find online HSK prep courses.

    Tests aren’t final aims but without which you could never achieve your targets, by learning Chinese and do preparation for HSK and other tests resorting to these tips will surely help you and make you successful.
    Learn Chinese Culture by Tasting Chinese Cuisines
    Today I am going post a journal on how to learn Chinese by Tasting Chinese Cuisines. Depends on different nature resources and customs, cuisines in China are a big part in Chinese culture; foreign Chinese learners could learn Mandarin (online) through understanding and tasting the Chinese traditional dishes. As we known, human eat three times at least per day, surely, it will take you a quarter of a day to cook the meals and get the cookers cleared by yourself. It’s an important part not only in Chinese peoples’ culture but their daily lives.

    The biggest difference between Chinese cuisines and western is that here in China people used to having meals with chopsticks and deep bowls while foreigners are more likely to use fork, knives and plates as food container. Learn how to use chopsticks is necessary for you to enjoy Chinese cuisines. You should learn Mandarin (online) and learn how to adapt yourself into the big environment.

    When you learn Chinese, you may know that Chinese food are cooked in three main ways, fried, steamed and boiled. Some famous dishes that you may know, for example, Fish filets in hot chili oil(水煮鱼shuizhuyu) or Spicy diced chicken with peanuts(宫保鸡丁gongbaojiding), other ways of delicious food like Roast Beijing duck(北京烤鸭 beijingkaoya) and Sea food and poultry(佛跳墙 fotiaoqiang)are also very famous. Chinese cuisines are various because of the vast territory and a numbers of ethnic groups. You may have learned the food names in your Chinese lessons, why not trying these.

    Some foods have never been seen in western countries, for instance, dumplings and series of flour-made cuisines that you may learn at your Chinese lessons, in Chinese New Year Eve, family members eat dumplings in order to memorize a famous doctor named Zhang jingzhong and celebrate the New Year. Chinese cuisines are becoming more and more popular by foreigners and some day in the future there will be more people enjoy the nice food as well as learning Chinese culture.
    The Effectively Way to Learn Chinese
    In the days before the internet, the best way of learning Chinese was not just one way. You could attend Chinese lesson, but that would most certainly not be enough. On top of taking a class, you would do best to take on other things as well. like joining an after school language club, for one thing.

    The activities in such a club can include playing cultural games, sharing an interaction with others while speaking the language, getting support from peers and a little mentoring from those more skilled. Quite time consuming, requiring perseverance, and it may eat up quite a bit of your schedule and social life, but it's time well spent. Back then, that was the best way to learn Chinese.

    Now that we have the internet, the best way is learn Chinese online. Why? With multimedia packages offered online so inexpensively, one can have the benefits of collegiate level language learning, in the comfort of one's home, at one's own pace, with many online Chinese resources available for download; video, audio for pronunciation, tests, quizzes, interactive software, printable resources, and more.

    But the best way to learn Chinese is also to have interaction with others in your Chinese lesson, interacting with them outside of the "school". That's where the forums come into the scene. Now you can share language learning and discussion with your peers, get support from those more skilled than you, and find guidance in areas where you might have difficulties.

    This is an extremely good way to learn Chinese online With all that's available on the internet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, just waiting for you to click your mouse, clearly anyone can see why online Chinese learning is the best way to learn Chinese today.

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