Other than using Chinesepod, what have you done to learn Mandarin? I'm a newbie, getting close to an elementary level and I just got back from a month in Taiwan. I want to keep learning and I'd love to take a class, for the structure and accountability, but the only local one I know of is not real structured and mostly for kids. I bought myself a textbook/workbook/CD while in Taiwan (Far East Everyday Chinese), which I'm planning on working through, but I'm worried about staying motivated. What have you found helpful?