16 Aug Ten Insights Into Learning Chinese as a foreign language
Ten Insights Into Learning Chinese as a foreign language
Learning a foreign language calls for the commitment of time and effort. Having basic tips and techniques for learning a new language makes Learning Chinese in Singapore fun. Here are ten tips and techniques on mastering the Chinese language:
- Don’t make assumptions
People take Chinese as a difficult language to learn yet it’s one with the easiest grammar and a sentence structure that corresponds to that of English
- Never be afraid to make mistakes.
Don’t be self-conscious and ashamed. Correction of mistakes makes learning progress.
Don’t give up because of mistakes instead keep practicing.
- Persist learning
Make a certain period of learning and strictly stick to the plan.
- Love Chinese
Love Chinese without being a control freak
- Give Chinese quantifiers special attention
Bear in mind that no direct correspondence exists in two languages regarding quantifiers.
- Stick to the standard Chinese pinyin
The Chinese language is tonal, and a change of one’s voice upon a single syllable can produce different words with multiple meanings. You must stick to the standard pinyin.
- Speak first, then read and write
Concentrate on learning to speak first then deal with the written language.
- Repetition and patience
Repeat writing of vocabularies with patience.
- Involve all your activities
Make the best of anything that offers you a real-life scenario with colour and joy.
With these tips and techniques, you find maximisation of learning efficiency, minimization of time spent and fun and joy when Learning Chinese in Singapore.