How to immerse in learning Chinese?
Find someone whose mother language is Chinese.
One of the best ways to improve the new language skills you are learning is to talk to people whose mother tongue is this language. They can easily help you correct grammar or pronunciation mistakes, and can teach you a lot of idioms or slang, which you can’t learn in textbooks.
If you have a Chinese speaker who is willing to help you, it’s really great! Alternatively, you can advertise in local newspapers, networks or surveys to see if there are existing Chinese communication groups around you.
There may be Chinese restaurants on the roadside. If there are Chinese people there, go in and say hello to them in Chinese! You don’t need to buy their food. Showing interest in their culture will make them happy in itself.
Listen to the Chinese radio.
Listening to the radio is another very good way to learn Chinese. You can feel surrounded by Chinese. Although you can’t fully understand what they say, you can try to grab the key words to help you understand what they say. I suggest you subscribe to some simple blogs. The same person has the same pronunciation and expression. If you can’t understand Chinese, it’s a waste of time.
Remember, be sure to listen to the simple. Listening to simple is always the best.
Watch Chinese movies and cartoons.
Prepare some Chinese movie DVDs with subtitles or watch Chinese cartoons on the Internet. This is a simple and interesting way. It helps to cultivate your sense of language.
If you feel motivated to learn Chinese, you can try to pause the movie often and repeat what you just said in the movie. This will help you learn a pure and authentic Chinese accent.
You can see if there are Chinese movies in the local library, or you can ask them if they can search some resources for you.
I strongly recommend learning TPRS Chinese course, which is designed for foreigners to learn Chinese, which is very targeted. With scientific methods and your persistence, you only need to listen for 30-60 minutes every day. If you persist for half a year, you will be able to speak fluent Chinese.