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State of Being Other

How to reconcile the differences between your origin and daily society? [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Jun 27, 2014 - 12 answers

I think I'm learning Cantonese, I really think so.

I'm moving to Hong Kong for at least two years, starting at the end of August. Help me pick a feasible strategy for learning some Cantonese. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Best Mandarin in SF?

Good evening Chinese classes in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by alaijmw on Aug 22, 2011 - 0 answers

Chinese in primary school

How important/useful are formal language lessons in the primary school years? [more inside]
posted by coriolisdave on Jul 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Resources for studying Chinese characters

I'm looking for resources (preferably online and free) that will allow me to practice reading and writing Chinese characters at the level of a beginner. [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Jul 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Can a gringo or a laowai make it as a translator?

I'm sorta multilingual, in Spanish and Mandarin. I don't have many other skills. How good would I need to get before I can make a living from this ability? What jobs could I get if I were to improve in one or both languages? [more inside]
posted by skewed on Jun 24, 2011 - 11 answers

What are some good chinese movies to watch to help me learn Mandarin?

Conventional wisdom says that watching a lot of TV/Movies in another language helps with comprehension. What are some good movies/shows to help me with Mandarin? My current level is quite basic (2 semesters of college classes).
posted by joshwa on May 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Mandarin Chinese class in New York City?

Suggestions for learning Mandarin Chinese in New York City? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Nov 17, 2010 - 3 answers

help me not sound completely stupid.

Rosetta-style programs for brushing-up on Mandarin? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Jul 28, 2010 - 7 answers

How do you say "culture shock" in Chinese (Mandarin)?

How do you say/express the idea of "culture shock" in Chinese (Mandarin)? I do speak Chinese, so if you type in pinyin that will be fine. Thanks!
posted by hnk on Jun 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Best way to study Mandarin at home?

Best way to study Mandarin at home, when I can spare 4 hours a day for 2 ½ months? [more inside]
posted by CruiseSavvy on Feb 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Tips for learning non Indo-European languages

How do you get a foothold when trying to learn a non indo-european language? [more inside]
posted by empath on Jan 8, 2009 - 14 answers

Mandarin courses in Seattle

Have you personal recommendations for Mandarin language classes in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Aug 28, 2008 - 2 answers

What's my best language strategy for a quarter in Shanghai?

Which Chinese dialect should I learn to best survive in Shanghai, and how? Difficulty: I have 6 weeks. [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Mar 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Mandarin Programs in China

Can anyone recommend some good Mandarin programs in China? [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza on Feb 9, 2008 - 5 answers

aiyah! need help prounouncing Chinese!

Need help pronouncing some Cantonese (preferably audio) [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Sep 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Mandarin classes chicago

Any suggestions for a good Mandarin Chinese class in Chicago for someone with some Mandarin experience (not an absolute beginner)?
posted by rabbitsnake on Oct 4, 2005 - 3 answers

Studying Language Abroad

Language programs abroad. I'm a university student, I'm Canadian, and I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a good immersive program aboard for studying French or Chinese. I doubt I can be proficient in either in one summer, and I already have a very basic grasp of both. What I'm looking for instead is a chance to go aboard to develop my french or mandarin further. Any suggestions other than commercial programs geared for Business-persons?
posted by phyrewerx on Nov 17, 2004 - 7 answers

Mandarin language learning tips?

Does anybody have any experience with learning Mandarin (specifically Putonghua, I guess) in North America? Are there any useful programs, tips, or strategies that people have employed? Are there any good online programs or resources? Is it extremely difficult for romance language speakers to pick it up? Thanks!
posted by loquax on Aug 30, 2004 - 8 answers

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