Since this week’s blogs are ‘Chinese’ themed. I’ve compiled a list of Mandarin – language learning resources.
Difficulty level? — Some say that Chinese isn’t as difficult as say French. To an English speaker all those new sounds and tones may seem like a scary task.
Here are some tips to help get over the fears that may come with starting this language.
- Confidence – You are completely capable of learning the language.
- Practice- practice daily, especially if you are around or with native speakers. Find a language partner to speak Mandarin.
What’s with these tones? Get familiar with the tones in Mandarin. It’s an important part of learning. English speakers often want to speak other languages with English speaking rules. This mistake can hold you back from progressing with the language. Let yourself go!
How do I learn these characters? Understand that learning takes time so learn the characters little by little. Get a good reference book or workbook and have a teacher, friend or language partner correct them.
How am I going to learn the Mandarin Grammar? Find out what works best for you – attending a class, online program, private tutor, language partner, software program or self learning with a book. We all learn different. Find out what works best for you and do it your best!
Chinese Tools – Great resource for learning which includes a dictionary, forums, tips and lessons.
Chinese Mandarin Learning Podcasts:
- Chinese Learn Online
- Chinese Lessons with Serge Melnyk
- Mandarin Chinese Conversation
- Mandarin Chinese
- World Learner Chinese
Please help grow this list and information of resources. Comment below! Thanks!