As you may know, I have been trying to learn Mandarin Chinese.
A previous post talks about how it started.
This post talks about how it’s going.
Upshot: I took the official HSK 3 test and the HSKK Beginner test on Sunday. I think it went well!
Here’s what I’ve been doing for the last two months to prepare.
Update July 12: Scores are in!
HSKK Beginner: 85/100.
HSK 3: 284/300.
Continue reading Learning Chinese in Singapore in 2022: How It’s Going
I have been trying to learn Mandarin since before I moved to Singapore in 2008. I have made embarrassingly little progress.
That’s starting to change.
At a cost of SG $245, I have registered for HSK Level 3 and HSKK Beginner in mid-June 2022. The HSK is the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, the standardized test for Mandarin Chinese. HSKK is a separate speaking test.
When I take the test, I will have been studying Chinese either for twenty years, or two months, depending on how you count. I’m good at languages, but this is going to be tough. I am taking stock of the resources available to me and trying to decide what to do and how. This process includes reflecting on all the things I’ve done before.
Continue reading How not to learn Chinese in Singapore