Give a show of hands of those born overseas who can speak Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka etc).
Okay, I can speak Cantonese, and understand Hakka. But I have no clue of Mandarin. Mandarin is getting so important to know nowadays. I have already made some blog posts about Mandarin.
Anyway, I came across this news article on learning Mandarin via Skype with a qualified Chinese tutor from Mainland China. What a fantastic idea. Cheap teleconferencing, cheap lessons, and learn proper Mandarin.
Technology is a great thing, isn't it?