Chinese numbers in Mandarin pinyin and hand gestures. This is how one could show different numbers with one's hands in Chinese culture - I used to know all of these when I was little, but have a hard time remembering past 6 now.
While Chinese *is* a hard language to learn, one of the best ways to begin learning it is to start early and study often! The pacing of Step by Step makes learning Chinese--even at the 1st grade level--a fun process!
North American LCTL Course Listings: This searchable database allows people to find out where specific Less Commonly Taught Languages [LCTLs] (all human languages with the exception of English, French, German, and Spanish) are taught in North America. Be broader in your searches when you start. For example if you search on a language name AND a contact person’s name, the search might miss the listing if a different person or different spelling is used. (CARLA, University of Minnesota)