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Archive for October, 2011

Quick internship in China Q&A

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

I just received an Email from Abdul, an American computer science student. Thanks for your questions, and I think the answers might help anyone, so I'll answer them on my blog. Questions in bold. 1. I noticed that a great deal of Chinese internships are geared towards recent graduates. What year/grade ...

How to find out if Chinese is the right language to learn?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Of those people that visit this site, most already made a decision to learn Chinese. Others still haven't decided. If you haven’t decided yet and want to find out then keep reading. With this post I want to give you some guidance to help you make an informed decision. I ... Reloaded

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 is doing a fresh start. I've announced it so many times and now the wind of change is here. You might have noticed a few tiny changes that happened during the last few days and there is more to come. First of all, Yo! Learn Chinese! is going to be ...

China’s TianGong-1 space station

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

On September 29, 2011 China successfully launched its first space station TianGong-1, written in Chinese as 天宫一号, which means heavenly palace 1. With this article I want to give a overview of the TianGong project and an outlook on what we can expect in the next months. Technical Details The completely assembled ...

Eutelsat launches on Chinese rocket

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

I'm preparing the promised article about the Chinese space station, however I want to post this news about an Chinese launch to space with a Western satellite. On October the 7th the satellite Eutelsat W3C was launched by a Chinese Long March 3BE carrier rocket to a geostationary orbit. Eutelsat ...

Time Required to Learn a Language according to FSI

Friday, October 7th, 2011

The FSI (Foreign Service Institute) is a US government organization to educate government employees, especially diplomats and politicians, in foreign languages and cultures. As part of their work, they set up a list of languages and their estimated times until fluency. I think the times listed are to short, but ...