Ben Hedges
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I am a graduate of the University of London Chinese department, and now I produce TV programs about traditional Chinese culture as well as a YouTube channel dedicated to teaching Chinese.

Ben Hedges's Blog

Methods for Memorizing Characters

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 9:57pm 2 Comments

Learning Chinese is a lot about memorization and repetition. This actually seems to be a central component of Chinese culture. In the past, scholars would memorize the Confucian classics, actually memorize entire books. Students of calligraphy would write characters thousands of times, and the repetition is not just limited to language learning. In Chinese martial arts, students practice patterns of movements thousands of times, until movements seamlessly flow into each…


Is studying Chinese hard?

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 11:00am 3 Comments

Allow me to introduce myself, I am Ben from Learn Chinese Now, YouTube's premier learning Chinese channel (well at least that is how I describe it!)

I would like to answer a question that I get asked a lot: "Is learning Chinese hard?" I have been studying Chinese for 7 years, and 4 of those years were spent studying full time in University. In this time I have formed the following opinion on the question.

Learning Chinese is not hard, as long as you are really…


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At 12:42am on June 13, 2013, Be Cu said…

Hey Ben! Thanks for your videos! Your job is very good and has been a great help for me :) 

Best wishes!

Be Cu 

from Argentina!

At 7:07pm on May 16, 2013, Roxanne G. said…
Your YouTube videos are very helpful (and funny)! Thanks for making them.

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