When you take a Mandarin language course, you need to be sure that the course you choose is advanced and detailed enough, because the Chinese language, especially the writing system, is very complex indeed. The Chinese language is very ancient, of course. Just as an example, quite a few characters in the Chinese language that are still actively used in this modern era were invented more than a thousand years before Christ was born.
Those are time spans that are little short of incredible, and they remind us just what an ancient country and what an ancient culture China represents. However, just because a language is ancient doesn’t mean that it is simplified or efficient – as a matter of fact, with Chinese, the case is quite the opposite, and you should be careful that the Mandarin language course that you choose is actually capable of teaching you this complex tongue. Read the rest of this entry »
Because the Chinese have such a good business model, a considerable percentage of all commercial organizations everywhere on the planet follow the practice of outsourcing the production of their goods to China. This makes excellent sense, because doing this can allow a company to slash its costs by a considerable amount.
And of course in a world that works on this principle, every sensible business man wants to learn how to speak Mandarin. Because knowing the language of mainland China can vastly benefit one’s business prospects on an individual or corporate scale, and show you ways and means to use the vast Chinese production engine for your profit that you simply wouldn’t be able to see if you didn’t know Chinese language. But people sometimes also want to learn how to speak Mandarin for purposes that are other than business. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are searching for a Chinese online course to give you a comprehensive knowledge of the language, you need to ensure that the course contains a method of teaching Chinese writing. As a matter of fact, the Chinese writing system is perhaps the most complex part of learning Chinese language, and perhaps the most challenging.
The way Chinese students go about it is repetitively writing each character an almost infinite number of times until they know it. While this is an effective method of leaning Chinese writing, a good Chinese online course will offer you alternatives in the form of interactive multimedia tools and games. A little hint that will help you a great deal when writing Chinese is to remember that the strokes of each character are executed in sequence. If you remember this, then as you write a character again and again, you find that simply writing the strokes in sequence actually improve your memory of the character. A good Chinese online course will also teach you the very simplest Chinese characters first. Read the rest of this entry »
One thing about an online Mandarin course is that it is very efficient time-wise, because firstly, it allows you to operate from your home or office, whenever you have anything from an hour or a minute to spare, and best of all, it allows you to learn Chinese at the time most convenient to you, which could be anything from during your lunch break at the office to after your day at work, when you’re relaxing in bed at home. So an online Mandarin course is really an option worth exploring.
The only downside of this being that there are so many Mandarin courses out on the net that it can be quite confusing. After all, you don’t want to invest money in a course and find after you do that it doesn’t suit you after all. Well, one way to get around this is to check out a course before hand. A good online Mandarin course will usually allow you to sample their method of teaching somehow. Even if they don’t you can usually get an idea of how a course works by doing a search on the course’s name and seeing what people have to say about it online. Read the rest of this entry »
You know when you start to learn conversational Chinese that it means more than learning a few phrases of the language. Nevertheless, whether your interest in China is intense or casual, and whether you are a casual or a dedicated student of Chinese, you can find it very useful to know a few basics of the Chinese language.
If you’re a casual student, these basics might intensify your interest in the Chinese language. If you’re a dedicated student wanting to learn conversational Chinese, these basics will provide stepping stones from which to reach the higher aspects of the language. One thing you need to remember even when learning basic phrases in Chinese is that pronunciation is everything in the Chinese language – mispronounce something and you might well find that you’ve said something completely different from what you intended, and perhaps even something quite embarrassing. Read the rest of this entry »