speak chinese like a native

Newbie looking for change

Posted by delston April 25, 2011 in the Group General Discussion .

Nǐ men hǎo. 

Wǒ shì měi guó rén, currently live in Houston, TX and have been studying Chinese since last September through a classroom setting nearby.  Lately I have found it very difficult to retain what I learn week to week since the class is for 2 hours on Saturday mornings.  I also find it difficult to study throughout the week, perhaps from a lack of structure, leaving me entirely unprepared for the next class.

This is how I found Chinesepod.  I'm still just a guest, without a proper subscription yet.  The thing I like so much about it is that I can see a rough outline as to how long it should be before I will see some results, i.e. the progression from elementary, intermediate on up to advanced.

My question for you all is what you find to be the right amount of studying for some reasonable progress?  New lesson every day? New lesson every week?

Also I'd be happy to hear whether you've used the Chinesepod courses, or which subscription you use etc.  Basically I'd like to understand what has worked best for you.

xiè xiè,


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