Once you have got to grips with the basics of characters, vocabulary, and grammar, it is time to start incorporating speaking and writing regularly into your study routine. You will naturally want to output more and more as your understanding increases through daily listening and reading.
There can be a lot of confusion and apprehension when it comes to starting to invest time in speaking and writing.
It can be tough to know how much time to invest per week, and even tougher to find consistently high quality (and reasonably priced) native tutors to help you. Also if you see a great tutor, should you leave everything up to them? How much say should you have in how the sessions go? Should you find someone online or locally?
We’ve got you covered.
When it is time to speak and write, we find the best way is to see a quality paid tutor online for regular practice.
Sure, you can speak to locals if you are in China. You can also set up free language exchanges on hellotalk or tandem, but over the long term, it is more convenient and cost-effective to pay for regular online sessions.
Consistency is critical when it comes to practicing speaking and writing. Just find a schedule that makes sure you look forward to every session. Two 45-minute sessions per week are enough to make respectable progress. Sign up for high quality online Chinese sessions using this link to get an extra session for free with Tutormandarin.
So that’s it, your plan for rapid mandarin acquisition. Now it’s time to get started!