I’ve studied at Shi-Da and now am at Shanghai, having to make the change to Simplifed Characters.
What would you recommend getting at the FLB Shanghai or perhaps somewhere else?
I almost finished the second part of the second book PAVC (Shi-Da), so on one hand those beginner books seem to be so boringly easy, yet I can’t go to the more advanced levels as I’m not familiar with the characters.
What I’m looking for is something with lots of text + pinyin, so I will absorb the characters through reading. If it has a CD that you could listen to over and over again it would be just perfect.