1. Why do you want to enroll in a Mandarin language program?
To start with, you need to know what your purpose for studying Mandarin is. Are you taking the language in order to better communicate with your business partners, or would you like to spend some time traveling in a Chinese-speaking country? Perhaps you have an interest in some element of Chinese culture, such as martial arts or calligraphy. All of these are wonderful and perfectly valid reasons for studying Mandarin, but your purpose is going to inform how you go about your studies.
2. How much time can you dedicate to learning Chinese?
Another factor in choosing the right Mandarin program is your current lifestyle. If you are a successful career person or business owner who is fully embedded in your current lifestyle, you will probably desire an entirely different learning track from a backpacker or a young college student.
Again, neither lifestyle is any better suited to learning Mandarin, it is simply the case that different lifestyles are going to require a different Mandarin language program.
3. Are all Mandarin language programs the same?
Now that you know where you’re going to study, the next question is what type of course will you enroll in? Mandarin language programs come in all types, styles and sizes, from one-on-one intensive learning programs to huge university-based semester classes, and even degree programs.
One particularly popular type of Mandarin language program these days is the course at a private language school. These schools are set up for the express purpose of teaching non-native speakers Mandarin, and typically operate per semester or schedule per several weeks.
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