Tag Archives: English

Between Languages 005: Words for 2021

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words for 2021 In this episode I share the second part of the Guardian poll which asked readers to select words to describe this year (2020) and the one coming up (2021). Chinese translations are provided where necessary. 1. better /ˈbɛtə/ 2. hope /həʊp/, hopeful /ˈhəʊpfʊl/ 3. worse /wəːs/ 4. uncertain /ʌnˈsəːt(ə)n/ 5. recovery […]

Basic Spoken English American English Edition 《基础英语口语美式英语版本》

The American English Edition of 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 […]

Lecture #2: Chinese-English Translation: A Suggested Method for Beginning Students

Lecture #2: Chinese-English Translation: A Suggested Method for Beginning Students 第二讲座:趣谈中文翻译:一个推荐给初学者的翻译方法 Carl Gene Fordham Beijing International Studies University Monday 23 October 2017 傅君恺 北京第二外国语学院 2017年10月23日 You can watch it either on YouTube or Bilibili. 你可以在YouTube或者哔哩哔哩上观看讲座的视频。 YouTube: Chinese-English Translation: A Suggested Method for Beginning Students Bilibili (哔哩哔哩): 【傅君恺】趣谈中文翻译:一个推荐给初学者的翻译方法 Apologies Sorry this has taken over four months […]

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 […]