Chinese Fluency Training Plan

on Jan 9, 2015

I am a marathon runner. I may not be a very good marathon runner, but in 3 attempts, I have finished 2 marathons and managed to improve my finish time by 90 minutes. The next time I run a marathon, I plan to shave off at least another 30 minutes. To do that, I must design and implement an effective training plan. Without a training plan, I might crash and burn like I did in my 2nd marathon.

Chinese fluency isn’t a marathon…it’s an ultramarathon. 100 mile race? No problem…as long as you implement the right training plan.

For 7 years, I have experimented with a variety of study tools and techniques. Sometimes I am legitimately trying to improve my Chinese level, and other times I am evaluating concepts for possible use in DianHua Dictionary. It may not have made me fluent, but I do have a good idea of what does and does not work for my learning style.

So here’s my current plan:

In a couple of weeks, I will evaluate this plan and revise it as necessary. During that time, I’ll post some information about how I approach each of these language learning activities.