I see that you use trad characters. I really love Chinese and I wish to learn it but Tutored lessons are very expensive and in simplified and I really want to learn Traditional. Do you recommend any textbooks that I could use for self study (ie with instructions and explainations in English) thank you so much!!
The textbook I was taught with has a Traditional version, I don’t know how good it is for self-study but maybe look for a used copy. I know there are others (followers pls reply?), look around for publishers from Taiwan since those’ll be in traditional. This reference book which I suuuuper recommend is in both simplified and traditional (there’s a pdf link too on my resource page)
In the end, it’s not terribly difficult to go from one to the other, so if you find a learning system you like you may want to just go with it. You can always learn to write both at the same time if that helps. Good luck!
edit: also some resources start at pinyin-only. I’m not a huge fan but I do think it can be a good jump start especially if you’re not classroom learning