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Author Topic: Avenues for learning Chinese  (Read 21019 times)

NATO

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Re: Avenues for learning Chinese
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2010, 05:20:31 AM »
I have enrolled at a school, I am taking 6hrs of classes per week (will see how that goes). Sitting here studying in preparation for my 4th (?) lesson at 3pm. I managed to get the pronunciation out of the way really quickly thankfully, before my first lesson I had a basic grasp of the sounds so that definitely helped. I'm enjoying it and also my it entertains my students when I suddenly say a chinese word in class.

NATO

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Re: Avenues for learning Chinese
« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2010, 06:43:36 PM »
ha, feeling the fatigue today it seems, slow going.

El Macho

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Re: Avenues for learning Chinese
« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2010, 11:14:22 PM »
How many days per week do you go?

I'm also starting classes, 4.5 hrs/week spread over three days.

Good luck with your studies, work hard!

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Re: Avenues for learning Chinese
« Reply #63 on: November 22, 2010, 11:44:38 AM »
How many days per week do you go?

I'm also starting classes, 4.5 hrs/week spread over three days.

Good luck with your studies, work hard!
Hey sorry for the massively delayed reply, I haven't checked down here for weeks. I am doing 3 days per week, 2hrs per day. Monday afternoon, Tues aft and friday afternoon. Not working as hard as I should be.

old34

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Re: Avenues for learning Chinese
« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2010, 01:45:40 PM »
Hey sorry for the massively delayed reply, I haven't checked down here for weeks. I am doing 3 days per week, 2hrs per day. Monday afternoon, Tues aft and friday afternoon. Not working as hard as I should be.

Find a cuter teacher. Especially for those Friday afternoon classes....on into Happy Hour. bfbfbfbfbf
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. - B. O'Driscoll.
TIC is knowing that, in China, your fruit salad WILL come with cherry tomatoes AND all slathered in mayo. - old34.

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Re: Avenues for learning Chinese
« Reply #65 on: November 22, 2010, 02:06:43 PM »
I'm going to class 8 hours a week, 4 hours monday, 4 hours wednesday. And while my classmates are all WAYYY better than me (after all, they are dedicated students) I have really noticed a difference in my level over the past few weeks. I might still talk like a 3 year old (with no tenses or grammar) but I can actually understand, like, 80% of what my teacher says! When i started it was about 20%.

Actually, for awhile there I was getting really discouraged, just feeling tired and left out (all my classmates are from asian countries and don't speak much english so it's chinese or nothin. Once a classmate and I walked back home together and we didn't talk the whole way because i couldn't understand anything while I knew he was semi-fluent. It felt so pathetic.)

I'm not saying it is easy, but just keep going to the classes no matter what. I figure even if I learn just one new word it is worth it.