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Background Audio – News Shows

While I’m not really one to watch the news, having streaming news channels going in the background is a great way to keep immersion going during the day—and adds a bit more vocabulary variety to your daily immersion. Plus, it… Continue Reading →

A “skewer” of songs

I came across this the other day while looking for a collection of Eason Chan’s (陳奕迅 [Chén Yìxùn]) Mandarin songs: 陳奕迅Eason國語熱門串燒精選 I thought using 串燒 was such a fun way to refer to a selected compilation of his Mandarin songs. Here’s how it… Continue Reading →

Sudoideas: Dramas and Background Audio

Welcome to the first post in the series on background audio and finding things to watch and listen to in the background. This post is an extension on one back from 2011, where I introduced the site Sugoideas. Thankfully this… Continue Reading →

Learning by Listening

I came across this article, which, while dated (2009), it reinforces much of what I believe we already should know: “Our ability to learn new words is directly related to how often we have been exposed to the particular combinations… Continue Reading →

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