Just joined this site to post this question that I hope someone can help me with.
Just a little background about myself. I’m a Malaysian Chinese, and obviously I’m born in Malaysia. We live in a multicultural society with somewhat different education ‘system’ (not too sure if that is the correct term to use). Here we have national school where classes (subjects) are generally thought in Malay language and we also have vernacular schools such as Chinese schools (where subjects are thought in Chinese, Mandarin).
I went to national school and never had any formal education in Chinese language. Although, I am able to converse quite well in different Chinese dialects (Mandarin, Cantonese etc) since I speak Chinese at home, I’m unable to read and write in Chinese except for some very simple Chinese characters.
Just want to ask if anyone having similar experience and is willing to share what is the best way to go about to learn reading and writing in Chinese and how to get started? My goal is to start this year (2022), I’m hoping to get some tips from those who have travelled this path. Thanks a lot.