This place is for the open discussion of learning (and teaching) mandarin as a second language.
I am an entrepreneur and also a mandarin student, studying with a remarkable laoshi (teacher) at Columbia International University, located in Columbia SC.
I have business connections in Shanghai, and thought this would be a wonderful forum to discuss effective modern techniques for the rapid acquisition of mandarin competency.
I encourage you to join our place if your interests align with ours and you wish to contribute. You should be able to view anything without membership, but to contribute you will need to join our group.