Learning Mandarin Chinese

I am a beginning student of Mandarin Chinese. I took a semester course in Mandarin Chinese in 1981 at the University of Connecticut, then recommenced my studies in July, 2020. I currently takes lessons in Mandarin Chinese six days per week through  italki, AllSet Learning, and with a private instructor. I participate in the Mandarin Chinese Conversation Group and practice with members of MyLanguageExchange.

All adults who are beginning to learn Mandarin Chinese are invited to join the Mandarin Chinese Conversation Group.

I am attempting to synthesize the findings of research on language acquisition, brain science, and psychology to derive a systematic, research-informed prototype of a protocol for adults to learn Mandarin Chinese efficiently. To begin, I am drafting a proposal for an introductory course for people aged 50 and over.

I am tracking the evolution of my thinking in posts on my site. The posts are housed in this category. I have listed highlights in most recent order:

Note: I have moved the study plan I originally kept on this page here.

If I can answer questions or be of service, please do contact me.

Note: I am a beginning student of Mandarin Chinese and also a counselor, able to provide counseling services only to residents of Virginia, U.S.A. This content is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or professional advice. Consult a qualified health care professional for personalized medical and professional advice.