Hints on how to master ChineseThis post was edited by laughing哥 at 2012-4-24 19:28
The best way I believe learn Chinese or Mandarin is to follow the steps as below:
1> Lay the basic foundation, such as 'Four Tones of Chinese' ' Chinese Pinyin' 'the strokes of Chinese Characters'
学拼音Learn Pinyin with English Equivalent
汉语实践How to practice Chinese?
拼音and Foreign Place Names and Personal Names
Step 1: Mandarin Four Tones
Step 2: Easiest way to Learn Chinese Pinyin
The necessity of Studying Chinese Characters
学习汉字笔划 Learn the Stroke of Chinese Characters
汉字笔划进阶介绍Advanced Introduction on Chinese Strokes
2> Start practicing, including reading, listening, speaking, writing. Making some Chinese friends will not be that hard if you are in China. Lots of Chinese people are willing to get to know westerners, some believe it is also a good opportunity for them to practice English.
In addition, the most efficient way is to learn Chinese through a piece of news, video clips, articles.
There are lots of Chinese-study blogs, they pop up such materials with some key words in Chinese together with Pinyin and English translation. Although it seems to be a little slow when you could only learn one or two words after watching a piece of material as above, it would be very helpful for you to understand the very deep meaning of the Chinese words, phrases, or slangs, and learn about the culture at the same time.
Foreigner's China stories
Guideline for Chinese Study
Hottest Video Clips in China
News and Chinese Study