There's nothing more exciting and tiring than learning something challenging. Learning a new language opens up a whole set of experiences and provides the ability to explore new cultures like never before, not to mention the new career prospects it brings. How about starting to learn Chinese? Let's start with Sinobus.
Here are a few reasons: economically speaking, China is currently the world's second-largest economy with sustained growth momentum. It's estimated that China's GDP will eventually surpass the US in the next few years. As the economy develops, China plays an increasingly important role in international relations, technology, and scientific research. Additionally, learning a language currently used by over 1 billion people is sure to open a new window of opportunities for those who learn it. This ancient tonal language also helps develop the bilateral relationship between both hemispheres of the brain.
Language immersion, simply put, is teaching language within a language environment, and it has been proven to be an effective method of learning a second language because it helps learners to use their knowledge in real communicative situations. Immersion lessons also help students understand the culture behind the language since learners are "thrown" into the ocean of the target language while learning, and they must know how to 'swim' on their own.
However, to be honest, besides being one of the most commonly used languages, it's also considered one of the most difficult languages. But don't worry.
Set realistic goals
Don't want to disappoint you, but if you're a beginner, don't expect to be fully fluent in a year. But don't be upset about it! Think back to your childhood, how long did it take you to learn your mother tongue and feel comfortable? Don't be too hard on yourself, set realistic goals. Think about why you want to learn Chinese and set goals around it.
Don't stop learning
Once you stop learning, you start going downhill. There are many apps accumulating vocabulary slowly every day, and the best part is they offer 10-minute exercises, so you don't have any excuse not to master Chinese. This also makes it easier when you're busy and don't have an hour to spend on learning.
Make time and get support
Even though you may be really busy, try to make time to learn Chinese lessons to focus all your energy on learning Chinese. This can be done individually or with a tutor, which we recommend. Learning Chinese is not an easy thing to do; Chinese characters must be written in the correct order, tone must be expressed in a specific way, and it's difficult to do it on your own, so getting a tutor will make things easier. They're like your personal language coach. Join a Chinese language learning group with students of the same level as you while you're learning, so you can help each other, stay motivated, and gain some extra knowledge.