How can I learn Chinese? (speaking, reading, and writing)
Its pretty easy if you are willing to put in the time and effort.
I have not found a better way to learn to hear and speak a foreign language than the Pimsleur series. They have been a big help in enabling me to conduct everyday conversations in China.
I just called this number 877-566-2629 and they were great in recommending me a course that suited my needs.
The hard part about Chinese is that you don't run into any words that look even vaguely familiar. But the Pimsleur method is gradual. Each lesson begins with a brief conversation between two native speakers. The first time you hear it, you have no idea what's being said, but by the end of the lesson you'll be able to understand it and participate in the same conversation. But I found there's a lot of value in going through each lesson several times.
The emphasis is all on listening to native speakers and responding to them in short conversations. The method forces you to learn how the language really sounds, and you get lots of chances to practice getting the pronunciation right. It also has the advantage that you can do the course while driving or exercising. You can listen to it on CD or put it on your iPod.
It's great that you can absorb a new language effortlessly without any reading, writing or computer use.
Do what I did and call 877-566-2629 toll free today and discuss how you can get started speaking Mandarin Chinese
there's this cool website called smart.fm you should try it cause they have a bunch of lists about anything and im pretty sure they have things on how to read and write in chinese too
find a Chinese teacher or study in a group,like Mandarin Garden
take a class :]