I want to learn Chinese (Mandarin). I started studying by myself in 2012 with books and CDs. Since then I have been to China twice for 4 or 5 weeks each time. In September 2014 I passed the HSK4 test. I now finished the HSK5 vocabulary and I now reached the letter 'D' of the HSK6 vocabulary. This might sound like a joke, but I think brute studying of vocabulary is the easiest. But now I would like to practice more speaking and - above all - listening.