What is a Good Chinese Language Course?May 22, 2023
What is a good Chinese Language course nowadays? No doubt you have looked around for a course to take and sorted through quite a few options on the road to learning Chinese. There are several “Do it yourself” course on the market today such as Rosetta Stone and Rocket languages that excel in teaching Chinese confidently.
However you choose to go about learning Chinese you will definitely benefit from having at least one at home study course for the simple reason that studying outside of a class is a golden opportunity. Today learning Chinese is more important than ever with the rise of China. On your way to getting a great Chinese language course you will need to obtain a course that is “relevant.”
What is relevant?
The language is constantly changing.
Well you may know or not that Chinese is a language that uses a writing system of characters (over 50,000) and not all of these characters are in use today and many are falling out of use over time. In this respect it is very important to study not only standard Chinese, known as Mandarin but contemporary Chinese. This can be achieved two ways: 1. studying on your own by taking a peek in today’s popular chinese tuition magazines for popular vocabulary or 2.Taking a course that is modern and takes advantage of the growing ability to be interactive on line whether that be a forum or mp3 lessons.
Further, any language course you decide to take should focus not only learning the intensive grammar of Chinese but also getting you immersed and “speaking” Chinese as quickly as possible too. The phonetics of speaking Chinese is one the most challenging aspects of learning Chinese for any new beginner and by starting early pronouncing sounds that may seem odd to you will only make more comfortable with speaking Chinese at the earliest.
Some great ideas on learning Chinese are using flashcards, talking with native speakers at a local restaurant and participating in online forums to be abreast of “today’s” spoken Chinese and the impact of culture on Chinese Language.