How to study?

September 16, 2011, 08:51 PM posted in General Discussion

Hello everyone!


Well, i'm kind of lost studying chinese by Chinesepod. What's the best way to study? I mean, as far as i cannot find a "direction" of study , how to know what lesson I should study firstly?

Actually i'm using the "Lesson Sets" and it's very good, but would be this one the best way to study step by step?

Take care ;)


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September 16, 2011, 11:17 PM

It depends on what level you are and how much Chinese study you have already done before, but here is a good start at first anyway:


The way I started was just finding lessons I was interested in and then eventually I discovered where the gaps were in my learning were and then studied those lessons, it's pretty free really.  However, I do think that Lesson Sets are a good place to start.

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September 17, 2011, 01:59 AM

Just dive in somewhere that is a little familiar to you and includes some things you don't know.  For the things you don't know, take the time to learn more about them and make them part of what is familiar to you.  Try to use what you are learning to do something like write an essay or accomplish a task.  That is pretty much how I learn any subject.  I don't know if it is a universal recipe, but it works well for me.