I've been focusing on spoken Chinese, but I've gotten some questions about character memorization. Here's how I'd approach characters with the help of memory palaces.
In this video, I walk through a memory palace-based learning session, focusing on examples and the different tools I use. This one builds on my earlier two blogs describing the system. Here's how to make tricky tones and endings really stick. (26:02)
In this video, I discuss how I use memory palaces—with a little help from Memrise—to learn English vocabulary. Here's how to make SAT vocab really stick. (21:38)
In Part 2, I discuss the memory palace-based Chinese system in more detail—complete with examples, tweaks I made to Serge’s approach, and issues I faced. I'm over a year in and still loving it.
Here’s a quick intro to a project I’m really excited about: learning Chinese. I’ve been giving it a go for about 3 months now. Here are some strategies, thoughts, and struggles.