My parents are Taiwanese and speak Mandarin to each other but I only speak English because they never wanted to teach me Mandarin or send me to Chinese school. Now they complain about how I can’t speak Mandarin and can only mostly-understand it! Ugh. Anyways, I love Taiwan and have always wanted to learn Mandarin. Do you think its too late to learn Mandarin at age 15-ish? And do you have any strategies or tips on learning it? Thanks!

PS- Do my parents have to be very involved? I’m scared that I’ll butcher the language and embarrass myself…

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