About This Blog

(This is “About this blog”. Click here to go to latest posts.)

This is my blog on my mission to self-study Mandarin, eventually (hopefully) to fluency! As an American-born Chinese, all of the formal courses I’ve tried don’t fit me very well. I decided self-study was the way to go.

[Note: This site is now archival!]

As of 2014, my speaking would probably qualify as intermediate, but I’m very close to illiterate. I know most of the basic vocabulary that in beginner courses, but there are big gaps that prevent me from being able to speak freely about anything (except maybe food!).

I decided to start this blog as a way to keep my study on track, and maybe help out anyone in a similar situation.


Current plan: post everything I’ve found handy – great review for me and maybe useful for others. Blog everything I find interesting that has to do with learning Chinese. Archive helpful posts as a resource.

You can see that below the title there are five main pages. “About me” will give you some info about yours truly, “Lesson Plan: What’s up next” is what I have planned for the next few weeks, and “Posts” will take you to the latest posts.

Click here to go to latest posts.

3 Responses to “About This Blog”

  1. Lemontree0990 March 24, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    not sure if you’re aware of it already, but might want to check out fluentu.com

    • TheZingR March 25, 2013 at 7:12 am #

      Thanks for the tip. I only glanced at it briefly, but it looks like a good resource.

  2. John March 22, 2014 at 3:14 am #


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