February 13, 2012
I can speak a better than beginner level of Mandarin and absolutely no Cantonese. I have had a few informal classes and two tutors throughout the last 2 years, but nothing very strict or serious. I hope that joining this group will help a lot. I'm always looking for new Chinese speaking friends to improve my Mandarin. I can actually speak better than I can listen, so I really need to ti gao wo de ting li! My goal is to become functional in Mandarin and one day work in Mainland China or Taiwan.
I found this group through seeing a link in another Mandarin group.
I moved to the Bay Area a few months ago after spending a year in Beijing, China. I went to China for adventure, but discovered my passion for learning Chinese; Now I'm living in San Francisco becoming a CPA doing international taxation.