Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Learning Mandarin Chinese



I have taken it upon myself to learn Mandarin. I am very excited and have been working hard. A friend of mine sent me a link where it states that to learn Mandarin fully, it can take you upwards of 20 years. The advise on that link is very good, see here: Mistakes when learning Chinese. I am not daunted. I am going to call it my 20 year project. I found this wonderful series on YouTube aside from having purchased a program that is very helpful. I will take formal classes later on when all three kids are in school. For now, these podcasts and video programs will have to do.

10 comments:

Sun said...

Good luck Yoli! it could be very hard, but be patient :-)

Tamara said...

Good luck! I tried the Pimsleur's CDs and got stuck on #1 and pronunciations.

Yoli said...

Thank you both! I will be patient and Tamara I never give up.

alliot + iza said...

You will make it!!

renilde said...

When you really want something you can do it, good luck!

kenza said...

I am impressed! Congratulations on taking on a new task. It will be wonderful and I am certain you shall babble some Chinese soon enough. And a thousand thank you for your kind words. I am really touched.

Hajar said...

This is amazing news! Learn with patience & perseverance and you'll do great eventually. 加油!:)

PS: You might want to try out Chinesepod.com. That was where I learned my basics before I chose to attend formal classes. :)

natsumi nishizumi said...

Good luck, yoli! It sounds fun!

Yanyan said...

I am SO proud of you, you will make it! Call me anytime we can practice together :)

Serline said...

You can always practise with me once you feel comfortable enough; you are just one skype call away ;-)