In one more week, I will have completed this year's Project Go program. This time around I have definitely learned a lot more of Chinese relating to the business and formal side of things, which compliments what I learned last year very well. (Last year was more of daily life aspects such as foods and hobbies.) Being in this program for two years has helped me create a solid base in the language. As we wrap up the program, there are multiple tests we will have to take. First, we have a final which in a one-on-one conversation with our professor. Next we take an IRL test which is on a scale from 0-5 and is the test used by the military and government to test proficiency in a language. This test is all reading and listening. Lastly, we have the OPIC which I wrote about before - a listening and speaking test which also uses the 0-5 scale. I’m very nervous for the tests, but I’m excited to be able to really see how much I have improved over such a short time frame!
I genuinely have enjoyed learning Chinese and hope I have more opportunities to learn in the future. If all things go according to plan, I will study abroad in China or Taiwan which would put me at the 300 level classes. Currently I am at an elementary proficiency level, but I am to have at least a limited working proficiency.