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 with me and devoting 30 minutes to outloud mandarin in the evenings hasn’t been as appealing. I’ve been trying to get it in at the gym though and will be more aggressively
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 can understand about 1 in every 5-6 words right now – not too useful but it’s sort of fun!
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 NPCR lesson 15-20 when I begin to learn vocab I haven’t encountered in my previous studies. I’m also looking forward to my mandarin classes with Li LaoShi and hope that by the
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 moment. Hopefully I’ll be able to escape to a coffee shop this afternoon and devote some time to NPCR. Also, I’ve found that the more pinyin/tones I memorize, the easier it seems
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 to cram in 3-4 minutes of study time here and there
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 NPCR from the beginning rather than waiting a few months. MY?METHOD 0 months 1)STEP 1 Pimsleur for 1.5 months -I went through Pimsleur a day like normal. -From the beginning, I memorized every
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 can’t remember all the tones - definitely an area to focus on
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 mandarin. I thought it was a fantastic idea and am now going to repurpose this blog to serve a similiar function. As I’ll be leaving for Taiwan on November 1, 2010, my