So my audio and reading skills haven’t really taken off yet. Chalking it up to bad time and energy management. But this is my first experiment trying to learn at my not-so-trying job at the office. It only gets trying because I get bored and people walking around my desk all the time is a distraction.
Anyway so here’s some more learning resources :
http://www.mandarinclickbyclick.com/ – Really good website, well presented.
http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php – THE Chinese – English dictionary to have
http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/chinese-content-bonanza – Great guest post on Ajatt from someone who has been learning Chinese for 8 years now. Full of audio links
And finally, test yer tones, test yer tones right herrrrree : http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/chinese/games/
I scored a 60% which is pretty dismal but OK I guess considering I have no practice. I can’t find the BBC free podcasts in Chinese yet though, they’re supposed to be really good.