If you’re like most Chinese learners, you probably make tone mistakes now and again. I know I’ve made plenty. Sadly, most Chinese textbooks don’t have a section on how to get better tones (kind of odd, if you think about it). Once, when I was preparing …Read more »
Listening is the key to better language skills
This fact might sound odd, but it's true. The secret to better pronunciation and stronger language skills is more listening. Unfortunately, for Mandarin Chinese, there aren't a lot of good ways to practice listening. Lingomi's tools were created to help improve your Chinese listening skills.
Anyone can learn Chinese
Chinese is hard, but it's not rocket science. Learning Chinese takes dedication and a certain amount of hard work. If you're like most people (me included), you won't learn Chinese in 10 days, or 90 days, or even one year. But no matter how long it takes, Lingomi will be here to help you.
Be effective, not flashy
Lingomi's focus is on creating useful tools that help you get better tones. In a perfect world, Lingomi would be beautiful and elegant, too. But don't let our less-then-award-winning design fool you. Years of experience, research and thought goes into each of Lingomi's products.
Learning Chinese requires balance
You can't learn Chinese without it. If you focus too little on tones, people will have trouble understanding you. If you focus too much on writing, your listening skills won't develop. If you ignore characters, you won't even be able to read a Chinese menu. For far too long, listening practice has been ignored and neglected. Lingomi will help and balance your studies.
From the Blog
By now most people know the best way to study Chinese (or any language) is to study everyday. Cramming for languages may help you pass tests, but it doesn’t lead to long-term understanding and ability. Mastering Chinese takes constant exposurestudying Chinese for a few minutes is just one way to do it. But getting oneself …Read more »