September 11, 2012
Dumplings, gong bao ji ding and yu xiang rou si are all some of my favorite chinese foods.
My Chinese is definitely not anywhere near as good as it once was but still enough to maintain fairly complex conversations.
I want to continue learning Mandarin and opportunities to practice!
The chance to meet with people and improve my mandarin!
I grew up in Rockville, Maryland. I first started learning Chinese when I recieved a scholarship for a masters program at Shanghai University of Sport. After studying there for a year and a half I returned to the states in search for work. The way I learned Chinese was by going out into the streets and interacting and making lots of chinese friends. I found this method was much more effective then others who decided to spend all day studying their textbooks in their rooms.
I'm a 23 year old University of Maryland Graduate. After graduating I studied for a year and half in Shanghai. I fell in love with the language and the culture and want to continue studying.