08 Mar Find out how Chinese food, Chinese culture and Chinese Music are closely related to Learning Mandarin
Find out how Chinese food, Chinese culture and Chinese Music are closely related to Learning Mandarin
Learning a new language opens up a whole new world to you. Here are some exciting ways to use a new language skill when you learn Mandarin:
Today the Mandarin dialect of Chinese is spoken by more 1 billion people. That is about one-sixth of the world’s population! Imagine being able to speak with a whole new segment of the global population. Learning Mandarin can connect you with speakers–in China, and abroad!
We all know that flash cards can help us practice new vocabulary as we learn a new language. But how about using delicious food to flex your vocabulary and help your brain make associations with new words?
Why not make one goal to learn to read and order off a Chinese menu? You will savour the food so much more if you can connect it to your new language.
Culture and Music
At first, many students are intimidated by learning Chinese, especially if their mother tongue does not use a pictogram script. Instead of being discouraged, view this as an opportunity to discover the beauty and nuance of the Chinese writing system. Every stroke of the calligraphy brush has meaning, so consider this your quest to understand the story behind each character.
There are also many modern Chinese pop songs that can help you in language acquisition–and have fun singing along to! Singing along to a song will hep you commit your new language to memory, and perhaps even inspire you to participate in karaoke Chinese music.
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