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Learning Chinese Language Online Quickly

Updated on March 14, 2011

Learn Chinese Rosetta Stone

Learning Chinese through a Rosetta Stone program is probably the second most popular way of doing it when it comes to actual Chinese language learning programs. This package is quite a bit more expensive than the Rocket Language Learning System, but Rosetta Stone has a strong reputation in general, and some people who aren't familiar with rocket language might prefer to pay the extra hundred plus for the name brand reassurance. Learning Mandarin Chinese is not easy for most people, but a good program is going to speed up the process and make it seem less intimidating.

The reasons for learning business Chinese are obvious, as respect is a major part of any business in Asian culture and showing yourself as respectful of their culture and tradition will help your standing while negotiating deals. Even if you're just visiting, learning tourist Chineseis extremely useful to make your away around the country and really interact with locals and get the most out of your visit.

Instant Immersion Chinese Learning Software

While not nearly as popular a method to learn Chinese Mandarin language, for individuals on a really tight budget there is also the Instant Immersion Chinese Learning Software program. These aren't as highly regarded as the earlier two mentioned, but for someone on an extremely limited budget who can take a longer amount of time to study Chinese, this could be a viable and more affordable option. These are easily found on Amazon, as well at certain retail outlets, such as Best Buy.  There are many options to help you learn Chinese, so if the high end programs are out of reach for your budget, consider training yourself in speaking the Chinese language with a much

Other Chinese Learning Aides

There are many different Chinese language learning aides out there and they can vary from as little as $20 to as high as $500. To some degree you need to remember that you get what you pay for, and even if you can't afford the highest end Rosetta Stone, it's still important to look at every level of Chinese tutoring to figure out what the best deal is. $20 for audio CDs might sound like a good idea over a quality online Chinese program, but not a lot of people can learn basic Chinese, tourist Chinese, or especially business Chinese from a few audio tapes without any additional visual or vocal aides to assist.  Even if you have a high level course like Rocket or Rosetta, it's always a good thing to find a native speaker to help you get comfortable with inflection, pronunciation, and to get good feedback on how you're speaking and progressing.

Basic Chinese Lesson from Yang Yang Cheng

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      Barbara 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Excellent hub! I took a year of Chinese in college and besides Nin hau ma taught in the top video, I remember the phrase, Wo mai bi? Or, would you like to buy a pen? LOL! I admire anyone who can quickly learn Chinese. My professor learned it in one summer, so I know it can be done. I switched my focus from the language to examining Chinese Poetry, which I find fascinating. Thanks for a fun and inspiring read. Perhaps I will get back into it...

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Great information I never thought about it. Thank you.

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      pj 6 years ago

      wo mai bi - would mean 'I buy pens.' probably as a habit like every week.

      Would you like to buy a pen - ni yao mai yi zhi bi ma?

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      jcnasia 6 years ago

      Good reviews of the language software programs. They are all great tools, but I don't think anyone can reasonably expect to learn Chinese quickly with just the software. Interaction with a Chinese friend or tutor is necessary. Besides, language is just a tool to help with understand people, and if you don't spend a lot of time with Chinese people, you won't truly understand them even if you know what they're saying.

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