Are you taking the Mandarin course under SkillsFuture?
Good for you. Everyone benefits from learning a new language, and this goes without saying for the Chinese language.
For most adults, picking up Chinese and learning how to write and speak fluently takes a long time. However, most of us simply don’t have the commitment of putting in months of continuous learning and effort – let alone years.
So, while this may turn you away from picking up this valuable language, luckily, there are ways to help speed up the process.
However, keep in mind that these are not shortcuts. In fact, there are no shortcuts when it comes to language learning.
What we’re about to share are tips on how you can accelerate your learning process – so you can be fluent in no time at all.
1. Fully immerse yourself in the language
It’s not always possible to live in China, but if you are fortunate enough to do so – great!
There’s no better way to learn a new language than to live right where it originated.
However, we understand that staying abroad isn’t always the most affordable and convenient – another way to fully immerse yourself is to use Chinese as the default language on your phone, and changing all of your media to read or speak in Chinese.
By actively immersing yourself in the language daily, you are essentially building a solid foundation for yourself that will make it easier to learn the language.
While it might seem like a big adjustment to make – we guarantee that you will see progress.
2. Double your effort
Regardless of whether you’re teaching yourself, taking a virtual class, receiving 1-on-1 language instruction or attending a class, the simplest way to speed up the language acquisition process is to double your effort.
There are countless of ways to take your language learning journey to the next level – all it takes is a couple of extra hours every week.
3. Use Chinese as often as you can
Any kind of skill that’s not used often can quickly become irrelevant and hard to retain.
This includes speaking Chinese.
It doesn’t matter if you’re fully immersed in Chinese or take your classes seriously – if you don’t regularly practice and apply your writing, reading, and speaking, it’s going to eventually impede your progress.
Try also switching your mentality from being afraid to make mistakes, to embracing them as something that’s necessary for learning.
If you’re really serious about learning Chinese, the only thing that you need to do is to listen and speak more Chinese – and that can come in the form of lessons from an experienced tutor.
Not to mention, the more you talk, the more chances you can be corrected, allowing you to refresh or improve your language skills.
If you want to speed up the language acquisition process, try out these tips to move you further along your Chinese learning journey in less time than it would have normally taken you.
Learning Chinese is not easy, but it is definitely not impossible.