i’m almost at the end of the practical audio and visual chinese book 1. i have 5 more chapters to go.i don’t study at a mandarin language center, because i don’t have the time, so i study one on one with a chinese teacher twice a week for an hour and half each time. i’ve been going at it since last september.
i was at a friends house last night and was looking at her book 2 (shang4). it looks quite a bit more difficult than book one, with no english sentences or bo po mo fo, or pingyin. while i don’t have book one memorized inside and out, i feel i have a pretty decent grasp of most of the major grammar patterns and vocab. i want to know if the transition into book 2 is relatively painless (as painless as learning chinese can be)… is there a huge gap between the last chapter of book one and the first chapter of book 2? are there any specific chapters in book one i should know inside and out before moving on?
any hindsight is really appreciated