Chinese speaking challenge, April 2023
Focus on improving your speaking ability, including fluency, pronunciation and much more. See the challenge article for more information and inspiration!
Speaking sentences to an online speech detector and correcting mistakes. Was pretty happy that most things were correct first time, and fixed a few mistakes.
More chatting with the family. Brought us all together. Helped my daughter with her homework and finally some pronunciation work. What a great month. Thank you HackingChinese!
Multiple conversations throughout the day with taxi drivers, salespeople and partner. Took à morning walk before that, shadowing some teatimechinese podcast,
Audio shadowing on flashcards and recorded two short (approx 1-2 minute) things for a weekly speaking practice.
Conversation lesson with tutor. Did an absolutely fantastic job of expressing myself for my current level. Very happy with this progress.
15 minutes talking Mandarin to an AI. 15 minutes speaking in Cantonese to my boyfriend explaining in Cantonese how bad my Cantonese is.
Not much time for speaking. Actually had a house full of Chinese friends but alas they all want to speak English .....
15 minutes: shadowing TeatimeChinese podcast. 20 minutes: shadowing DuChinese articles 60 minutes: an afternoon with my Chinese friends
Personal journal. Reading article to my kids. Long talk to my wife on a long car ride. I'm relating a story from Amy Tan's book KITCHEN GOD'S WIFE. Great book.
Conversations with taxi driver, colleagues, language partner and a bit of diction practice and shadowing.
Speaking with language partner. I'm doing ok with expressing myself, a lot worse with listening to her reply.
10 minutes of preparing for a Cantonese class on routines and a 60 minute Cantonese speaking class.
Personal journal, articles, conversation then a wechat chat with sister in law.
45 minutes: shadowing Teatime Chinese podcast during 2 bike ride commuting. 15 minutes: conversation during lunch with new Chinese colleague. 10 minutes with the taxi driver 10 minutes of tongu...
|Rank||Score||Personal goal progress|
|5.||Marshall Lee Weimer||7.58|
|Duration||April 10, 2023 to |
April 30, 2023 (21 days)