Tag Archives: English

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 […]

Basic Spoken English 《基础英语口语》

Basic Spoken English is now ready for download. Check it out! I wrote this textbook last week for Chinese students wishing to improve their spoken English (英语口语), but English teachers in China may also find this a useful resource in the classroom. The first lesson includes a breakdown of all the basic sounds of the […]

Avoiding Chinglish – Call for Essay Samples

Recently I have been working on a new project which I was hoping my Chinese students who are learning English could help me out with. I have been writing an e-book how about how to avoid writing Chinglish in formal English. The book will cover everything from grammar to style to high-quality vocabulary and structures. […]

100 English and Chinese Conversation Topics (with Pinyin)

My role at Global Hearts has expanded lately, which is very cool. They provide unique, bilingual tours of Melbourne for international students from all over the world. Their goal is to bridge the existing communication gap between international students and locals, a very worthwhile ambition. They also run a very awesome Chinese and English language […]