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
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posted by mdonley
on Jul 11, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by hnk
on Jun 10, 2010 -
How do you get a foothold when trying to learn a non indo-european language? [more inside]
posted by empath
on Jan 8, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -