Weekly Update #1

Weekly Update #1
My first weekly report. I think it’s best if I list what I’ve been learning and where from, as well as for how long so I can keep a rough running total of my time invested in learning Mandarin.From my earlier post about my current level in Mandarin, the total was around 400 hours. I’ve decided not to include the time it takes for me to do technical things such as create Anki cards, check my grammar book, or look ...

Self Reflection: What’s my Current Level?

Self Reflection: What’s my Current Level?
After my eye-opening trip to China, I still consider myself at a beginner level. Not full-on newbie where I’m still constantly struggling with tones and pronunciation, but instead still struggling with holding anything more than a very basic conversation. I feel I’ve made a decent improvement since I began, but I don’t feel comfortable calling myself an intermediate learner just yet due to my speaking and listening abilities. Here I’ll outline everything I have done so far, giving you an ...

The Birth of Level Up Chinese

The Birth of Level Up Chinese
I think with any blog you need to at least post a quick introduction of yourself, rather than diving straight in. So let me tell you a little about myself and what Level Up Chinese is all about.I’m Simon, a twenty-something fella from the United Kingdom.Now that’s out the way, onto the Chinese stuff.I became interested in learning Mandarin after I began dating a Chinese girl here in the UK. For a few months it wasn’t something I put much ...