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There are many resources online that can help you. But before you start relying on online information, here are a few warnings:
- It is impossible, even with transliteration, to really show you how words should be pronounced. Don’t rely on websites or blogs that only show transliterations – find one that has that little speaker icon near the word so you can hear someone pronouncing it.
- There is a lot of bad information there so be sure to check the source of the website you are learning from. Are the writers native Chinese speakers? Is it the dialect you are interested in learning?
Now that we have that out of the way, here are a few things you want to look for online to help with your Chinese studies
- You need lots of practice so look for websites that have Chinese questions and quizzes you can use. Make sure they also show the Chinese answers so you know what you got right and where to improve.
- The best way to learn a language is to listen to it as much as possible. Find a kids’ show or cartoon in Chinese you can watch with subtitles in English. You’ll be surprised how fast you’ll learn this way!
- Hire an online private tutor to help you learn via live video lessons.
If you are learning Chinese in a course or in college, you’ll have to write a Chinese assignment eventually and that will not be an easy task. The best way to approach this challenge is to hire a Chinese private tutor online. Online tutors connect with you via live video streaming, so it is almost like you are in the same room with them. You can hear and see them and ask your questions and even get the Chinese writing help you need.
Hiring a tutor is easy and only takes a few minutes. Follow these quick steps and you’ll be on your way to speaking Chinese like a native in no time!
- First, visit a website for private tutors and homework helpers. You’ll have to register in order to use the site’s services, but that only takes a couple of minutes.
- Do a quick search for Chinese teachers.
- Filter search results by criteria that is important to you – availability (you want someone who is available when you are), and cost (look for those with a price per lesson that is within your budget).
- Next, arrange the results according to rating and reviews so that you see the top teachers first.
- Look more closely at the top five and read their “about” section. Make sure that they are native Chinese speakers and they can teach the dialect you need to learn. Also, see what their teaching methods are and if they suit you.
- Once you find the one that seems like a good fit, simply contact them and schedule a lesson.
You don’t have to commit so if the first lesson doesn’t go as well as you’d like, you can simply move on to another teacher until you find the perfect one!