My name’s Charlotte, and by day I work as a Marketing Manager at a language education company.

By night, I (sometimes) write this blog.

I studied German and Mandarin at university but I love loads of other languages so this blog is here to document my progress, talk about doing what I enjoy and, most of all, to meet even more people who want to learn languages.

Currently, aside from German and Chinese, I’m also studying Spanish (when I remember), Korean, Scottish Gaelic, and Arabic.

That’s more or less it. Drop me a line if you want to talk (xuexisprachen@gmail.com) – and have a great time learning! 😊


  1. Hi! Thanks for liking my blog :-). German and Chinese – that’s a killer combo!! Add Russian and Spanish – you’ll be the perfect globe-trotter soon.

    I thought I might try contacting you: we’re looking to organise translation events with Marco Polo Project in different cities around the world – and I was wondering whether you might be interested in helping us in the UK, or knew someone you could :-). If you think you might be, send me a line at julien@marcopoloproject.org – and meanwhile, good luck with the tadoku challenge!!!

    (more details on these events here: http://themarcopoloproject.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/marco-polo-project-translation-events/

    • Hi! 😀 Haha, I’m really enjoying learning these languages so I’m just glad to see that they’ll be useful in the future as well.

      Thanks for the information about the Marco Polo Project too. I don’t think I’m in a position myself to help that much this year, but I am doing a translation and interpretation module next semester, so I will endeavour to pass the information onto my tutor. (And even if I can’t help this year, I’m sure I’ll be able to at some point in the near future.)

      Thank you for your comment too, of course! Your blog is really cool :3

  2. Hi Charlotte! Thanks for following my blog 🙂
    Glad to see that you’re a big language enthusiast as well hehe
    What languages are you working on at the moment? I hope we can share language learning tips and resources.

    • Hi – no problem, your blog is really interesting! 🙂 I’m working on German and Chinese (as always) and from Monday, I’m going to start doing some more for Spanish, too. I see that you’re working towards taking the HSK5 – how’s that going?

    • Thank you! Those languages aren’t necessarily on my hit list right now, but I could definitely see Indonesian or Arabic being of great interest in the future 😀 so yeah, if I start them, I’ll get in touch.

  3. Hello Charlotte, I am also a huge fan of languages! Due to the fact that I’m teaching in China, I’m currently learning Chinese as well. I have studied (a bit) Japanese and will continue it once I’m in university (it will be my minor). In university I will also focus on Korean! I’m glad I’ve found your blog! 😊

  4. 你好!好开心能找到你的博客! I’m really interested to learn languages, but so far I haven’t reached that high a level of fluency in any foreign language. I think following you might motivate me to try harder to learn! 华文是我的母语 ,所以当我看到你学华文时,感到十分兴奋。我是从新加坡来的 🙂 好不容易能找到一位可以讲华语的洋人哦!你真的是太了不起了!顺便说一句,我是新加坡人。I’m not precisely fluent in Mandarin, so please excuse mistakes.

  5. hi!! I want learn english 🙂 .. Im trying to watch english series tv like Glee to learn. Is it a good method?

    • If you like Glee, then yes, that’s a really good method! I love watching TV to learn languages – but remember to try and use some of the words/phrases you hear, too! 😀

  6. Hi! I just came across your blog. I see that you love learning languages just like me and that you haven´t been posting lately, just like me.
    I hope you keep on posting so I can get some motivation from you.

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