Friday, 27 February 2015

Three weeks in, two standout apps

Well I've whipped up my second YouTube clip outlining my progress.

I can't say I'm taking leaps and bounds towards fluency! It's probably quite the opposite. I'm finding Chinese SUCH slow going! I guess if I had one-on-one lessons and all the time in the world, I'd be doing amazingly by now.

However, it's not all bad. I feel I've come a few steps further since Week One.

One of my struggles is memorising such strange sounds and matching them up to something real. I'll get it eventually I guess.

In the meantime, I've been very impressed with two apps. You better check them out too!

So I've continued on with Memrise and ChineseSkill. Check the YouTube clip for a brief overview. I might do something more in-depth later - especially on Memrise.

I've joined a Google+ community of Mandarin Chinese learners and speakers. I've had some great guidance there and feedback to my questions.

I tried to join a Facebook group "Mandarin Chinese Learning & Chinese Culture —— 漢語學習/中文学习/中國文化" but maybe I'm just not awesome enough, cos my request has been left pending for the past 3 weeks.

THEIR LOSS! They don't know what they're missing out on! :-P

OK, well I hope you enjoy my latest YouTube clip. I'd love to hear your feedback.

What apps are you using?