Listening to an old Advanced Podcast made me think about the progress I achieved with CPod. It was not quite a year ago that one day I called my wife and told her that I listened to a that very lesson and understood what it was about - I was proud to guess the topic.
Although there are still holes in my understanding that need fixing, I can follow most of what is going on at Advanced level. Because I get more and more of the Chinese only definitions, I can draw a lot now from relistening.
My biggest progress lies in listening comprehension and vocab. I also think I made (smaller) progress with speaking - measured by the number of tone corrections coming from my wife (for me it is crucial that new vocab is introduced with tones up to the higher levels - for feedback).
I struggle most with details in word order, word choice, and grammar. Often the easiest stuff is the hardest. This is why I would probably flunk a HSK beginner test. Definately more to be done on that front.
Started with "Upper Elementry-Lower Intermediate" in April 2006.
- Listening comprehension: Moved up 1,5-2 levels on the CPod scale
- Vocab: Moved up 1-1,5 levels on the CPod scale
- Reading: Stable - but consolidated (due to repetition)
- Pronounciation: Moved up 0,2-0,5 levels- Grammar: stagnating with 0,0-0,3 levels progress (due to a better "feeling" of correctness)
- Writing: Minus 0,5 (have not practiced since CPod)
I would be interested in other development stories.
Some here are extremly diligent and talented. Did anyone make it the whole route from Newbie to Advanced?
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