Over on Hacking Chinese, Olle Linge has challenged us all to take part in the Chinese Character Challenge.
This isn’t a new years resolution so you are not required to commit to learning ‘n’ characters per day. This challenge is to improve the way you learn Chinese characters, encouraging you to use a more sensible strategy than just simple repetition.
The characters I remember well are the ones that tell me a story. I’m easily forgetting even the simplest of characters if I can’t associate them with a story. Repetition does not work for me.
I have accepted the challenge and will be sharing both my experiences (and hopefully progress) over the coming weeks. If you too want to accept the challenge, please read Olle’s article in full before signing up.
Read Olle’s original article: Chinese character challenge: Towards a more sensible way of learning to write Chinese