Learning Chinese – Our Advice
Studying and learning Mandarin Chinese is a long process and we want to help you with doing so. Many people start learning Mandarin online or in their home country. However, sooner rather than later pretty much everyone who seriously wants to learn Chinese will come to China to study there.
At LTL, we are currently in the process of creating a Chinese language course you can use online. Until this is finished, have a look at our how to learn Chinese Ebook or visit us in China for a “real life” Chinese course in one of our schools in Beijing, Shanghai or Chengde.
Studying Chinese is a lot of fun, but can also be quite frustrating at times. An important part is to get the tones right at the beginning and to not forget that if you want to reach fluency then learning Chinese characters is obligatory.
Chinese grammar is actually relatively simple at least at the beginner level and pronunciation – except the tones – quite manageable when compared to many other languages. The main difficulties are mastering the tones, learning characters and remembering vocabulary which can be challenging as Chinese words do not sound in any way similar to their English counterparts.