In this post, I want to share my own language learning experiences and how they shaped the four step method, aka the PPM, at Kong Long Mandarin. The best way to learn any language including Chinese is to acquire the language, don’t be taught. Below you can see some of the techniques I used to … Read more
If you’re asking the question “How long does it take to learn Chinese?”, you may find answers like, it takes 10,000 hours, or it takes five years, or 2000 days.
There is only one good answer to this question: The first 20 hours matter the most. You’re probably asking “how long does it take to learn Chinese” before you’ve done anything except researching about learning Chinese. You’re probably scared of getting started.
The best way to learn Mandarin is to acquire the language, don’t be taught.
In this post, I want to talk about how to acquire the Chinese language for the purpose of communication.
Do you envy that children can learn any spoken language with ease? Have you wondered if you could learn Mandarin like a child?
If you’re here to learn Mandarin, you probably didn’t grow up learning Mandarin as a child but you still can learn Chinese like a child. I want to help you do that.
If you want to learn to speak Mandarin, you have to practice speaking Mandarin. Listening to or watching anything in Mandarin, let it be Peppa Pig Mandarin dub or a lecture teaching you how to speak Mandarin, will help you learn the language but will not make you a good speaker. You have to practice … Read more
Use speech shadowing to improve your Chinese listening and speaking skills!
Speech Shadowing is a magical technique for practice listening and speaking skills when you’re learning a new language, any language.
Here, I’ve made it easier for you to practice the technique for learning Chinese. Learn to speak Chinese by speech shadowing with Peppa Pig!!
Do you ever blank out when you speak with a native Chinese speaker? Don’t have opportunities to engage in real conversations to get over that? Or, you just want to practice speaking Chinese however you can? Try role-playing.
Have you wondered “Is it even possible to practice speaking Chinese alone?” or “Do I have to hire a Chinese tutor?”
There are numerous ways to find Chinese tutors online or offline. It’s easy. I am sure many of them are great. If you have the budget, go for it! However, here, I want to talk about how to practice speaking Chinese ALONE.
Deliberate, active listening is hugely important for learning the Chinese language (or any language!). However, binge-watching Chinese shows can help you improve your 语感 or “sense of the language”. What do I recommend? Well, Peppa Pig Mandarin Chinese dub. =P