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!
Infographic - The Truth of Studying a Foreign Language One of My Hobbies-I can read and speak French and Spanish in addition to English. I am learning Thai, Arabic, Swedish, German, Fon, Italian, and Japanese.
THIS IS NOT A CAT. This is felt sculpture by Japanese artist ***yayayay*** who REALLY knows her cats. Several more wonderments in English appreciation at the click. Her own blog (try using Chrome to translate the kanji) is at http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/yayaya806waterway/folder/444422.html