How to learn mandarin
It is a great honour for me to be invited to have a speech here,thank you,thank you for inviting.The first month when I came here,I felt very sad,I was not happy,because I missed my family and my friends and everything in China.I felt homesick.But now,I am happy,I have to say,I begin to love here,like this country,like San fernado.I like the blue sky and sea, the beautiful beach,very kind Filipino ,and Filipino fruit and so on.
I am still studying with my master degree in China,many reasons lead me to come Philippines as a volunteer.
At first,I want to make a contribution to my country,introduce Chinese culture to all of the world,make more people speak mandarin,especially Chinese on abroad.Secondly,I want to experience something different,enrich my life experience,and make myself stronger.Filipino speak English,when I am teaching them mandarin,I am also learning English at the same time.
Since I am a mandarin teacher,today I will give you some advices about how to learn mandarin.
Many students asked me this question.”Is it easy to learn mandarin?”I answered:”It is difficult,but it is easy too.”Many people think Chinese character is very difficult,I also think the same.But it can be easy,if only you are interested in it.
There is an old saying in China:interest is the best teacher.If you want to learn mandarin,you need to love it at first.Maybe you can just start with Chinese movie and Chinese song.Watching Chinese movie is a very good way to learn language,I also use this way to learn English,I like watching American movie and American TV series,like lost,desperate house wives, Grey’s anatomy and so on.SO if you want to learn mandarin,you can watch Chinese kungfu movie,like jacky chan,jet lee and many many.When you are watching Chinese movie,you can listen to their pronunciation and see the Chinese subtitle.You need to find which you are interested about Chinese.Chinese history,Chinese culture ,Chinese festival,or you want to travel to China,make Chinese friends.all of this can be your movemation to learn mandarin.
Secondly,I have to tell you it is not a good way to memorize words one by one.It is better to learn by sentence.And then you need practice ,practice what you have learned every day.You can talk with your Chinese friends,if you have Chinese friends,but if you don’t have Chinese friend,don’t worry,you also can talk with yourself,find a silence place and then just read loudly.There is a very famous and way to learn English in China,we call it crazy English,the essence of the crazy English is read loudly,just like a crazy man ,so you also can make mandarin crazy.You can make a schedule for mandarin,for example you can read mandarin for 1hour every morning,because morning is the best time for studying.So just talk,do not be shy,then you will make improvement everyday.
So ,this is my advice about learning mandarin,I hope it will help you.Thank you .