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Test-Driven Curriculum vs. Practical Application

I realize this isn’t exactly a topic for writers or about writing, but it is one that I felt like I needed to comment on. Many of the two or three of you who still read this blog probably have children, some of whom may have already taken standardized tests, might be prepping for the […]

More Thoughts on the HSK 2 Chinese Proficiency Test

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I took the HSK 2 Chinese Proficiency Test yesterday. What I didn’t mention in the previous blog post was the amount of effort I put into this things. I started learning Chinese on a casual basis by taking some VoIP classes a couple of times per week. […]

I took a Chinese test … voluntarily

Yesterday I took the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Chinese Proficiency Test, level 2. Just about everyone I have talked to about this asks me, “Why?” Usually, people have a lot more to say, like “Why the hell would you do that?” “Why Chinese?” “Studying for a test? You’re not in school anymore!” There are a […]