Now you have read the article about the three important things before you choose a university to study in China.Here are some useful tips for you to determine what kind of universities are the best for you to learn Chinese.Budget,study period andaccommodation are three external factors for students,now it’s time to find out something about yourself.
1.What is your current level of Chinese?What level do you want?
This is a simple question but everyone who wants to learn Chinese should know well first.To many foreigners,Chinese is the most difficult language to master and some of them even give up learning.This is one thing we must tell you,it’s really difficult to learn Chinese because pronunciation of Chinese tones are hard to imitate and Chinese characters are not based onthe pronunciation.To learn Chinese,you need to learn Pinyin very well and actually it does no help to writing.So if you area blank page of Chinese,we truly suggest that you go for a long-term Chinese program.A summer or winter camp may be very funny but it barely teaches you any.Generally speaking, Chinese universities tend to be large classes, traditional teaching methods. Private universities are smaller classes, more modern methods.So,think about your future,Are there any specific skills or areas you want to work on?Think about what style will be suitable for you and that may help you determine which university to go to.A university class usually doesn't allow students much chance to practice speaking,so finding a motivate learning atmosphere and be positivecomes really important.Make up for that outside of the classroom!
It is very common for students to find their classes, particularly at university, are not as valuable as they would like and to stop attending.This is truly a waste of money and time.If this may happen to you too,you can sign up for no more than one semester - that will give you enough time to find your feet, decide how you want to continue, and if necessary get a self-study plan set up.
2.Geography of your university
This seems strange to be listed here but once you choose a university,you can hardly change it.Before you go to a new place,you actually don’t know what people look like there and what customs they remain locally.This is simple to explain that many people draw a perfect picture of one certain place but they say it’s not what I think it to be and I feel so desperateafter they turn back.To avoid this from happening,you should try to acquire more information about the place you’re going to live and study in.
First-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai are enormous, have more to do,goods are more expensive and more opportunities to do the same things you do back home.Second-tier cities are usually provincial capitals.Cheaper,less entertainment and a more 'Chinese' experience, but still the comforts of home if you make an effort to go and find them.More standard Mandarin is spoken in the north-east.
Look at a map, read about a few universities and cities on your wish lists,don’t be so hurry to make your decision.Think more before you go!