I’ve tried to reach fluency in mandarin before and I failed. My plan was to teach english in china and then immerse myself in the environment to reach fluency. But after a day of teaching, I didn’t feel like doing anything but relaxing, so after a year didn’t have much progress on where I was before.
Now, I’m back and I’ll start again.
My goal is to pass the HSK 6 within two years.
In order to accomplish this, I will complete several books and courses on chinese.
I’ll complete the FSI mandarin course.
Talk to a native for an hour everyday.
Listen to a chinese podcast while I’m not actively studying.
Memorize the first 2000 characters.
After 6 months I’ll switch entirely into native materials.
Watch movies and tv
translate back and forth into chinese and english
Over the course of my language learning, I will incorporate weekly mini challenges where I attempt to explain something using mandarin.
This week’s challenge is to create a video tour of my house.