July 2010

Update #5

I’m on lesson 11 of NPCR and lesson 30 on Pimsleur. I haven’t been doing as much Pimsleur as I would like as I have a friend staying…

Beijing Radio

I was looking for some Mandarin audio to listen to and came across Wikipedia’s list of Chinese language radio programs. I’m particularly liking Beijing Radio – http://audio.rbc.cn/ I…

Update #4 and the End of Week 1

Progress! I’m on NPCR lesson 9 and Pimsleur lesson 24. Memorizing the tone marks is still becoming easier, however I expect progress will begin to slow down around…

Update #3

Quick update: I’m on Pimsleur lesson 21 and NPCR lesson 6. I’d love to be farther along but work and gym routines are keeping me busy at the…

Update #2

Quick update: on lesson 16 if Pimsleur Mandarin 1 and lesson 7 of NPCR. Anki mobile has been wonderful, and I’m finding it extremely effective to be able…

Irrationale’s Method

Here’s Irrationale’s method from his Mandarin journey. I think I need to become  a bit more familiar with ANKI in order to follow it completely. Also, I’ll start…

Update #1

Just finished studying for a couple hours. I’m on Lesson 5 in NPCR and went through 138 words in ANKI. I know all of the words already, however I…

My Blog Now Has a Use – Tracking My Mandarin Progress

I’m excited to announce that my blog now has a use (and hopefully may get more use now too!) I came across this amazing recollection of someone’s experience learning…