The Objective

The objective of this blog is to keep a journal of my progress learning Mandarin Chinese from scratch without learning the characters first, that is, only using audio, pinyin and translations, with listening as the primary source of input.

To see how I got started learning Mandarin, check out this post
In my next post I will be expounding on my reasoning for using this method to learn Mandarin (I hope to learn as a child would: listening -> speaking -> reading -> writing), as opposed to the traditional route of learning to speak and write at the same time, as most adult learners do.

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