Say It Right Series


Posted by spencej123 March 26, 2011 in the Group General Discussion.

Hey, I'm new here. My name is Spencer. I've been studying chinese for a really long time now, but it's always been on and off, and self-taught. I never really stuck to my studying. I learned enough to get by and impress my chinese friends, and so I got too comfortable, and stopped learning. But I've recently come back from a visit to china. While there I learned two things:

1. Yes, my chinese is good enough to get by. I was able to speak chinese almost the entire time, have phone conversations in chinese, and get to know the chinese people.

2. I still have A LOT to learn. There's still so much for me to learn if I want to speak fluently. I've barley scratched the surface. Also, while over there, to my dismay, I realized that I've developed a few bad grammar and usage habits, probably due to the fact that I taught myself without a native speakers help.

I'm here on chinesepod to learn more chinese, and to make friends who are here to do the same! I've come a long way, and I have a long way to go yet. So I hope that I can become friends with you guys, and we can learn together. 


*The picture of my friend and I outside a restaurant in Shanghai. The people in the picture were actually trying to sell us stuff, and I took the opportunity to practice my chinese with them. We ended talking a lot and they even played traditional chinese music for us. I love china... I've got to go back!!!

Comments (1) RSS

loading... Updating ...

To comment, please login.

Not sure if your comment is appropriate? Check our Commenting Policy first.

New lesson idea? Please contact us.