Ok ill bid on it on ebay, yah that discovery atlas thingy was AMAZING, and it made me realize that when im all old and wrinkly china will be the leader and most powerfull country. Also i really hope that chinese girl gets the olympic gold!
Good luck, when I was learning Japanese I used an audio learning set that was AWSOME but I can't think of the name right now. It was at the library so I paid nothing for it. I wish I could think of the name but it was sooooo good. I learned to speak Japanese in less than 6 months with very little accent.
JLAP, English is first language and Chinese/Hindi/Malay/Tamil are considered as second language or mother tongue by schools. But 80% of the students come from English-speaking homes. Mother tongue has become English and no longer the rest of the languages.
I am considered the "older" generation by my students because I am fluent in both Mandarin, English and the dialects. On the other hand, my dad (educated in a chinese school) thinks I suck at Mandarin!