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Chinese Proverbs: How to Use Them to Learn a Language

In need of a little motivation boost? Try Chinese proverbs, they are great for motivation. How? They teach you how to be successful in life through wise and quite funny sayings. Apply them to your learning sessions and they’ll be more efficient. Use them to inspire you and grow your language skills. Thanks to these […]

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Failing is just part of the process of learning

Failing to succeed does not mean failing to progress. This is a quote from the indie video game Antichamber. And it’s so true!

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Why Confucius wanted you to learn by doing

Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three. Confucius, quoted by Jesse Schell in his Game Design bible, The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses.

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This is why education should be all about you

Being educated at school does not make it all. As they say, the master teaches you the way but you have to word on your own to reach your goals.

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Chinese proverb: Go the mountain and meet the tiger.

There’s an old Chinese proverb that goes: 上得山多终遇虎 (pinyin: shàng de děi shān duō zhōng yù hǔ). This means “If you go to the mountain often enough, you will meet the tiger.” But what does that mean? Is it good? Bad? Neither?