I’ve been studying Mandarin Chinese for almost 6 months now. I decided to major in International Languages and chose Chinese as my starting point. At first it was very straight forward and a lot of fun; however, i feel that a good portion of that ‘fun’ was due to my previous professor.
This is my second semester and now that I’m progressing into sentence structure and grammar I’m starting to feel a bit overwhelmed. My current professor is very cut and dry which makes absorbing new information difficult. The class is also moving very fast and requires significantly more than the previous semester; even though it is all the material/books.
I shouldn’t be complaining and I knew from the beginning that learning a language would not be a task i could take lightly. I just need to keep pushing forward. 21 months ago