I am well aware there of posts such as this, but I am specifically looking for videos that would be on youtube, for example. There are many videos on youtube, but I have been able to find anything that is like a lecture. I have only been able to find short videos here and there, but nothing that follows some sort of syllabus (lesson 1, 2, 3, etc.). Are there any such resources?
As what you said, Television also helps you that have all been in your seen post:
CCTV 4 (mms://184.108.40.206/cctv-4/cctvNews01.wmv) NJTV 1 - Nanjing TV (mms://220.127.116.11/njtvxw) XZTV1* (mms://18.104.22.168/xwzhpd) XZTV2* (mms://22.214.171.124/jjshpd) XZTV3* (mms://126.96.36.199/shzfpd) NYTV - Nanyang TV (mms://188.8.131.52/nytv_1)
Besides, you can also see this:
environment is the most important. buy a ticket and fly to China, rare a house and then you would learn Chinese in 6 months. ( in Beijing, you can rare a house at $500 ~ $1000 per month )
but, I suggest you first of all have the basics of Chinese, such as: pronouciatin, the gramma, and learn more than 2000 characters.
don't study from CCTV news... even we Chinese people can not understand some of the them, such as: '一手抓农业结构的战略性调整'... '大力开展。。。把XX政策落实到实处'...