Learning a language is a challenging and rewarding process, be it your first foreign language or your tenth. It’s not by any means an instant satisfaction, but it will certainly last for many years; not to mention the benefit gained from the acquired skill will last a life time. Since mastering a language can take a [...]
I rolled out a new update to the 读者 Text Analyzer. It’s not a major update, but it comes with some fixes to the user interface. I added a paginated table of all the words that the analyzer segments. The table is interactive so you can filter and sort it [...]
I haven’t posted anything in a couple of weeks because I have been working on my new project. It is a Chinese segmentation tool that divides any Chinese text into words and analyzes them for frequency and difficulty. It also generates flashcards from the generated word list and let’s the user select which cards to [...]
As a writing consultant at Georgia Institute of Technology, I have to spend many hours reading and grading technical papers, and over those hours I’ve come to notice some very common problems in the papers written by engineers. The biggest problems arise from how the writers handle data, use sentence structures, and address [...]
Since I haven’t been back in China for well over a year, I have been spending a lot more time doing a lot of reviewing using various books I accumulated over there. One of my favorite books to study by while I attended Shanghai JiaoTong University was the text of idiomatic expressions 《惯用语教程》.
It taught [...]