100 days of Chinese Challenge

After a mini vacation from Chinese during the holidays, there's no better way to jumpstart your language learning than joining a language challenge. It's a surprisingly motivating manner of keeping you on track while leading a busy life. For me, it's about making sure I put in the time necessary to feel comfortable about working... Continue Reading →

italki and Speaking Success

Take-off After reading a lot of Olly's blog and listening to his podcasts, where he makes compelling arguments in favor of getting a tutor, I finally committed to paying for one-on-one classes through italki in February of this year. Since then, I have been diligently taking an average of 1-3 weekly lessons for 8 months. And... Continue Reading →

Taking formal classes (again) and Update

Last semester around March, I got an e-mail about possible scholarships that the Confucius Institute gives out to students to go to China. The scholarship that caught my attention was the one semester one with everything but plane tickets paid. I asked about the requirements to apply for this scholarship and they said anyone could... Continue Reading →

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