Hi, I am a college student, and I am almost done with my second semester of Mandarin Chinese. I really love it and want to learn more and hopefully become fluent some day.

Unfortunately, I won’t have time any more during college (except maybe summer of 2009) to take Chinese classes. That still leaves at least a year not taking Chinese class.

What is the best way to learn Chinese on your own? Should I buy the textbooks of the classes I can’t take and do them myself? Should I buy a computer program? Books from the bookstore? Should I watch Chinese TV? Listen to Chinese music? All of the above? More?

Haha, let me know! I really want to learn! Thanks in advance!