Best of lists are all over the place this time of year. My hope is Lingomi’s Best of 2010 will point you to at least one interesting post, website or new story.
Best Posts about Learning Chinese
- Two Wishes for Chinese Language Instruction (Sinosplice)
- QNA: Do I Need to Learn to Write Chinese Characters (WooChinese)
- Ask the Yangxifu: How to Learn Mandarin from Your Chinese Boyfriend or Girlfriend (Speaking of China)
- Hanzi vs Pinyin, in case you hadn’t heard enough (Sinoglot)
Best Chinese Language Blogs:
My criteria for a good blog: 1) interesting: I like articles that make me think, articles that test my assumptions. 2) useful: I like articles that teach me things and help me achieve my goals. 3) unique: I like blogs that have content that’s unique in either its content and quality, or its philosophy. 4) inspirational: Inspires learners to continue learning, either through whimsy, trickery, or any other means.
- Sinosplice: John Padsen’s blog is like Kellog’s Corn Flakes, the original and still the best. I’m sure everyone reading here has read his blog before. If not, go there right now.
- WooChinese: John B. of ChinesePod started his blog just four months ago and has already generated tons of great ideas and started lots of interesting discussions.
- Carl Gene: It seems like most blogs about Chinese do what I call “list posts”: lists of words on a theme. Carl’s lists are on an entirely different level, showing knowledge and attention to detail that makes his blog exceptional.
- Sinoglot: It’s full of fresh, interesting articles that you won’t find on other blogs. Sinoglot is extremely consistent: consistent quality, frequent updates, consistently good discussions in the comment section.
- Lingomi: My biased choice. I think (and hope you’ll agree), that my blog has useful tips and information. I want it to inspire people to action: if you put down your RSS reader and study for 5 minutes after reading this blog, then I’ll consider it a success.
In 2011 I’ll continue to develop my ideas on learning languages. I’ll work hard to add more pictures. This blog will always be about helping you figure out better, more efficient ways to study. Happy New Year, and have a great 2011.