Benchmarking challenge, June 2016
Chatting in Mandarin helps in getting practice on the Mandarin Traditional and Simplify keyboard
Practicing with a Native Chinese is helping me find my flaws in pronunciation but as well as improve.
I am starting to understand more when I listen to Music or watch a Chinese movie. I find myself hearing radicals that I practice. SO I somewhat know what they are talking about.
I notice that my handwriting is improving every time I practice writing sentences.
Sometimes I feel like I am not learning much, but whenever I go over the material I see I remember the radicals or sentences. Yesterday, I did the basics, anki, and practice the vowels and consonants.
Translation (Chinese-German) with guidance/scaffolding provided by Chinese native speaker under occasional use of dictionary. Text regarded as hard and previously unknown. No time limit - aim is be...
Another ToneBingo-Session, as the previous session was unrevealing. Clear results this time: 2nd has major issues, 5th tone has minor issues. All others are fine.
I spent 30 minutes chatting in Mandarin and the other 60 minutes talking basic Mandarin words.
Writing about movie preferences in Chinese on Chinesepod.com. I use pin and paper. Then I spent the other fifteen on skriter writing Mandarin characters.
I listen to a different Mandarin station which was 97.2 Caldecott Hill Estate, Singapore
I went back over the lessons I did yesterday an spent around 15 mins. Then I continue my learning by practicing Chinese consonants, vowels, and the tones. I think once I practicing lessons helped w...
Listening - I listen to Yes 933 radio station for Chinese songs and I watch 怒江之战 第01集 on film.qq.com
I spent 15 minutes writing on paper Chinese sentences, and the other 15 writing on skritter.
Basic Chinese - I spent time going through Anki Cards, then I went and did how to introduce yourself on chinesepod.com.
Did an isolated listening test of singular words spoken in Chinese; scored very well
Played the pronunciation game with a Chinese Native Speaker. Results unclear and showed minor-major deficiency with all tones, particularly 5th.