Single Bullet Approach to Learn Mandarin Efficiently
By 2014-03-19 GAC
“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any” - Mahatma Gandhi
This write up offers a useful update to the annual “Americans are rushing to teach their kids Mandarin” story. To properly study Chinese, one almost needs to live the language. The reporters have found several families have even gone to unusual lengths to achieve this. One Californian lawyer took a year’s leave of absence from work and moved the clan to Chengdu City, Sichuan Province for the sole purpose of immersing themselves in Mandarin language. Another family moved to Singapore in 2007, again so the children could grow up speaking Mandarin. Mr Rogers, who started Quantum Fund doesn’t know Mandarin and had previously never lived in Asia, but says it is crucial for his kids to learn Mandarin Chinese naturally from the start. “This is going to be the century of China, so we are preparing them,” he says.
Quoting from the Wall Street Journal, Michael Distefano, a Los Angeles based senior vice president at executive recruiting firm Korn/Ferry International; his own son is studying Mandarin in high school, with an eye out for possibly working in Asia. I detailed these happenings to reiterate the increasing demand for learning Mandarin; after all, it is already one of the most spoken languages in the world. If families are pushing their kids forward to get on board and study Mandarin, then what are you waiting for? Mandarin has a lot of Characters and it takes about 1000 characters to be able to master basic communication.
Aside from this, Mandarin tends to be quite nasal; therefore learning it outside of its natural environment would make it much more difficult and daunting if not punishing. The best possible means that has been carefully rehearsed, practiced and implemented is taking language or internship opportunities in China, getting immersed in Chinese culture and learning it from the natives. Mandarin contains a lot of cultural implications and assumptions of course, which can be fully understood by those who dare to venture out and learn. When you don’t live with the people, you cannot properly learn the intricacies of the language. “This approach of using a single bullet to kill 2 birds worked for our clients who enrolled in our programs here at Go Abroad China” – BR Millen, marketing manager at Go Abroad China Ltd. Clients usually study Mandarin in addition to doing an internship. They get to practice what they learned in the classroom and take it to the streets of Beijing or Shanghai as well as with coworkers at the office. Kasper, a recent participant acknowledged that it worked for him with the six months that he enrolled.
Besides just learning the language, the added international experience adds a professional touch to one’s CV; the newly acquired Mandarin skill is a definite standout, as well as contacts that were created in China.
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