Watch videos on Youtube
There are a bunch of videos I have already watched, there are also a bunch that I bookmarked. Here is one of the videos that I have already watched several times
I like Dani Wang's videos and will watch all of them shortly.
Here is a video that I have bookmarked but will watch this week. This video is by Yangyang Cheng, it is a Google hangout showing you the most effective way to learn Mandarin tones, tone pairs
Listen to Podcasts
I downloaded the Learn Chinese | ChineseClass101.com podcast
I have already listened several time to Lesson #1 - What's Your Name in Chinese? It is actually fun and quite interesting. I listen to most podcast at 1.5 speed but always have to remind myself to set it back to 1.0 speed with this language podcast
There are a bunch of sites that I have bookmarked, I have read some of these already and some are bookmarks because those sites were listen on some of these but I did not get enough time to read them all yet. Here is just a small list for you to check out.
How to Learn Mandarin Chinese
Tim Ferriss, 4 hour workweek blog
How to Learn Any Language in 3 Months
How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour
12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need
Real Chinese - For starters
Quick Fix - Essential phrases in Chinese
How to learn Chinese
Printable PDF Mandarin Flashcards
CHINESE in 10 minutes a day
I have the Italian version of this book, it contains the following
- 132-page illustrated workbook
- Full color throughout
- Organized in 25 easy steps, by essential categories
- 150 Sticky Labels for home and office
- Ready-made Flash Cards
This is a real beginners book and is fun to learn from. It will arrive by the end of this week so I will be doing all the other stuff I mentioned in this post instead.
Watch a movie in Chinese and trying to understand it. I own only 2 movies that are in Chinese: Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. But luckily for me, my local library has a lot of Chinese movies, here is just a small example of the stuff that they have, there are several of these cases filled with movies.
I won't get to the movies for a couple of months, at this stage there is no point, I probably might recognize 5 words in total. But I will try to watch my first movie in April or so and will let you know how that goes.