Week #2 Progress Report

on Jan 26, 2015

Another week is in the books. Read on for details on what I accomplished and changes I will be making for the coming weeks.

Don’t Study With Word Lens

on Jan 23, 2015

As a software engineer, I have to admit tools like Word Lens (now Google Translate) and Pleco’s Live OCR check all of my technology and language geek boxes, but I don’t think live translation tools are the best way to learn language.

Week #1 Progress Report

on Jan 18, 2015

As a means of holding myself accountable and tracking what is and is not working for me, I thought it would be a good idea to undertake weekly progress reports. So let’s take a look at the various components of my Chinese Fluency Training Plan and how well they went in Week #1.

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. Chinese fluency isn’t a marathon…it’s an ultramarathon. A good training plan is essential.

Introducing Crossing The Fluent Line

on Jan 6, 2015

For almost 7 years, I’ve studied Mandarin Chinese with the consistency and attention span of Dug the Dog from the Pixar movie Up. I now have 6 months to get from my current level, whatever that may be, to Fluent.