How Much Chinese Can You Learn in 3 Months?

How Much Chinese Can You Learn in 3 Months?


A man went around the world in 80 days many years ago and made it to every newspaper’s headlines. In fact, several movies have been made since then on this adventure.

Alas, if you learn Chinese in 90 days, not many will acknowledge your feat… but that shouldn’t bother you, because, hey, you would have nevertheless have done something special. Though not spectacular, but surely something special.

So how hard it is to learn in 3 months?

Well, it all depends on your goal. If you bring the right attitude to the table and practice diligently and regularly, you can make giant strides in learning Chinese within this timeframe.

With three months of attending Mandarin course in Singapore and practicing at home afterwards, you can achieve the level of proficiency needed to have a conversation in Chinese. If this is what your goal is, three months are sufficient, provided you work hard, even if you are complete beginner.

However, if you want to speak Mandarin Chinese like natives do, even three years are not sufficient. To achieve this goal, you will require many years of study.

With that said, this certainly doesn’t imply that a strong three-month Chinese learning plan is not a good deal.

Beginners can use the study plan to start their Chinese learning on the right foot. At the same time, advanced or intermediate students can used the tips listed here to make strong strides toward fluency.

So how can you achieve maximum learning in a timeframe as little as 90 days?

Well, here’s a workable plan. The best thing about this plan is that it is suitable for beginners as well as those who are already learning Chinese.

Getting the best result in 3 months

Here’s the secret…

  • Memorize 11 Chinese Characters Daily

If there’s one thing that’s essential to reading and speaking Chinese, it is learning characters. Many are bogged down by the fact that there are so many Chinese characters to learn. Well, what they might not know that you don’t need to learn all of them. As a matter of fact, learning 1000 Chinese characters will allow you to comfortably grasp approximately 90% of Chinese language. So, all you have to do is learn 11 characters a day.

  • Practice reading

You need to learn the Chinese characters, but this alone isn’t enough. You must spend a good amount of time reading Chinese. With that said, if you have just 3 months, you should pick up a suitable reading material, something that’s in line in with your needs and current level of Chinese knowledge.

  • Classroom training

As said above, there’s no substitute to classroom training when it comes to learn Chinese in Singapore. However, if the goal is to learn maximum in a short period of time, you should also think about hiring a private tutor. This way you can get personalized training, which will help you progress faster and learn maximum amount of Chinese in a short period of time.


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