This is shameful. I’m Chinese, but I don’t speak, read or write Chinese in any form.
So I’m learning Chinese now.
It’s my goal to study Chinese for at least an hour a day (this is part of the reason why I want to wake up early in the mornings, so that I can study in peace and quiet).
I’ve bought a couple of books, and I’m now watching a lot of Taiwanese dramas (it actually does help in improving my vocabulary and understanding a little more, especially when you combine it with reading and learning the language). But more importantly, there are quite a number of people at work who are very willing to help me with my pronounciation and the like, so that is really helpful!
I want to be able to have a conversation in Mandarin fluently (it doesn’t have to be perfect grammar, but as long as it’s a decent conversation and people understand me) in 3 months time. This is the goal!
I will let you know how this goes!