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日期: 2017-07-20
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WHAT IT TAKES LIVE IN CHINA, FIND A SCHOOL AND TEACH WELL
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What can I do about learning Chinese? How much Chinese do I need? And other questions about learning Chinese. 


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Do I need to learn Mandarin before coming to China?

No, you do not; but it definitely doesn’t hurt to learn! You will find your experience here in China more enjoyable and enriching if you study some Mandarin before arrival.


How can I learn or study Chinese before arriving? 

There are a ton of online resources! You can start practicing your reading with Chineasy, practice listening and speaking with Chinesepod and learning vocabulary with Memrise.

These SDE non-affiliated resources can be found here: www.chineasy.com  www.chinesepod.com  www.memrise.com


Do Chinese people speak Mandarin, Cantonese, or both in Shenzhen? 

Chinese people in Shenzhen speak to you Mandarin. In Hong Kong and Guangdong province, locals speak Cantonese to other locals, but will use Mandarin for foreigners and other non-locals.


How can I learn or study Chinese after arriving?

Keep using the resources you’ve used prior to your arrival and stick with it! Always try to use the language you’ve acquired. There a lot of Chinese people wanting language exchange partners, as well as tutors and Mandarin language schools looking for foreign students.


Is it easy to get involved in language exchange groups? 

Ask another SDE teacher! There is always someone who knows a person that knows a person.


Can I easily find a Chinese tutor?

If you want to learn Mandarin seriously, you may have to find a serious Chinese tutor. There will be plenty of Chinese people offering to tutor you. Make sure you pick the right one!

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