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Is the online role-playing game Cantr II much use for language learning?

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Does it take "about 50 exposures for most words to be retained in long term memory"?

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How do I make my Chinese listening robust to unknown words?

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I want to train myself to use the Chinese grammar particle 了 correctly: how do I go about doing that?

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What are the most effective ways for a beginner to learn Arabic for reading the Qur'an?

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Can Siri be used for foreign-language speaking and listening practice?

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Is there much point in aiming for the HSK5 or HSK6 Chinese tests (assuming it's not required)?

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Are there study methods aimed in particular at Chinese measure words?

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Is it more productive to speak 2 hours with a student who is learning the same language, or 1 hour with a native speaker?

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When the Foreign Services Institute says "X class hours" are required, how many hours of self-study are assumed?

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In Mandarin, how can I overcome the problem of knowing all the words, but missing the overall meaning?

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How can a YouTuber demonstrate that they are actually fluent in a language?

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What are the (dis)advantages of learning thousands of Chinese characters one by one via a frequency list?

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Are there language textbooks which include an epilogue which is understandable once the textbook's contents are mastered?

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How many words give 98% coverage in Mandarin?

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Is there an observable Dunning-Kruger-style effect whereby the most difficult languages for a student to learn are initially considered easy?

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How well do native Chinese speakers do on the HSK6?

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Translating paragraphs then comparing with an existing translation: is this technique used to improve writing skills?

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How can I repurpose the time spent reading random stuff on the Internet to improve my Chinese?

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Is there evidence that tongue twisters help with listening and pronunciation?

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Difference between reading text written directly in language X, and reading text written in language Y and translated into language X?

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How can I prepare for a discussion involving pre-specified Chinese words with my teacher?

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Where can I find example answers to the Chinese HSK6 test composition 书写 (aka 缩写 or "question 101")?

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On the HSK5 exam, if you're asked to use a separable verb in a sentence, can you separate it?

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For those who didn't blindly guess on the notoriously hard HSK6 语病 ("faulty wording") section, how did you prepare?

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Is there justification for the claim that e.g. "3 hours study" ≃ "1 point" on the HSK6 exam?

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By what percentage does reading a novel increase reading speed?

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How similar are the "faulty sentence" sections of the Chinese Gaokao 高考 exam and the HSK6?

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What "homework" can I do to benefit more from watching a Chinese movie?

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What do Chinese students do with the lists of new characters in 语文 textbooks?