For my open inquiry project I am going to take on learning some Mandarin. I would like start learning some basic phrases and be able to understand some thing in preparation for my practicum which will be in China. I think that it will be very useful for me to have a bit of an understanding of the language. I will need to find some good online tools to teach me the language. I have used Duolingo in the past to brush up on my french so I will start here to see how this works with learning a new language. I would also like to find some other tools that could help me with this challenge!