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Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 5

Part 5 is now ready for download! Enjoy.   Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 5 下载傅君恺英语词汇表第五部 Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 5 here

Lecture #1: How to Improve Foreign Language Students’ Learning Habits and Methods

Lecture #1: How to Improve Foreign Language Students’ Learning Habits and Methods 第一讲座:如何改善外语学生的学习习惯和方法   Carl Gene Fordham 傅君恺   Beijing International Studies University 北京第二外国语学院   Monday 18 September 2017 2017年9月18日星期一   I’ve uploaded the lecture I gave at Beijing International Studies University on How to Improve Foreign Language Students’ Habits and Methods where I talked […]

What We Can Learn from Yang Wen’s “Lost in Translation”

I rarely do book reviews on this blog (in fact I think this is the first one!), but after coming across Yang Wen’s Lost in Translation: Common Errors in Chinese-English Translation (LifeRich Publishing, 2016) I felt compelled to share some of the more interesting parts of the book that might be useful for students. Yang […]

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 4

Here’s the next batch – enjoy! 第四批已经写完了!   Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 4 下载傅君恺英语词汇表第四部 Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 4 here

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 3

Here’s the next batch – enjoy! 第三批已经写完了!   Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 3 下载傅君恺英语词汇表第三部 Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 3 here

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 2

Here’s the next batch of vocabulary I recommend my students learn. They represent the most common words used in everyday spoken and written English according to various corpora. 这是下一批我建议学生学习的词汇。按照各种语料库,它们代表日常生活中的英语口语和书面的最常用词语。 In preparing these lists I discovered that some of the most common words native speakers of English use every day are often completely unknown to Chinese […]

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 1

My students are always very interested in boosting their English vocabulary. However, I noticed that many of the vocabulary books published in China are of a poor quality – they are either full of Chinglish or don’t select the most practical words for students to learn. So I decided to create a few of my […]

Another 12 Common Errors in Chinese English Dictionaries

Here’s another 12 mistakes you might find in Chinese English dictionaries. The first blog I wrote on this topic can found here. 这篇文章是我另外收集的12个中英字典中常见错误。我写的第一篇相同题目的博客,可以在这里读到。   Please note that I have not included in these posts “standard” or “fixed” English translations of Chinese words that are frowned upon by native speakers of English. Take, for example, the […]

35 Common False Friends in Chinese and Japanese

Here’s some good examples I’ve collected of false friends in Chinese and Japanese – that is, words that are used by the two languages but have different meanings. There are of course many more than the ones I managed to come up with – if you know of any, please leave them in the comments. […]

Beginner’s Guide to Chinese History #3: The Developmental History of Buddhism in China

中国历史新手指南 Beginner’s Guide to Chinese History   第三集:佛教在中国的发展历史 #3: The Developmental History of Buddhism in China Listen to this episode of the podcast here: Beginner’s Guide to Chinese History #3: The Developmental History of Buddhism in China Episode Transcript