Hi everyone, my name is John, I’m from Toronto, Canada!
I’ve been learning Mandarin for over a year now, using ChinesePod and another site for lessons, and Skritter for learning characters.
My knowledge of characters/reading is well ahead of my listening and speaking skills, I’m too shy to speak I did the HSK Level 1 and Level 2 exams earlier this year, I’m planning on trying for Level 3 early next year.
I’ve decided that I want to improve my listening and speaking skills though, I can’t rely on characters all the time, I need to get out of my comfort zone! I want to visit China next year so I definitely need to improve.
Anyway, just wanted to hi! I really like the recent site redesign and the new content, and I’m looking forward to the new iOS app!