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Whether you're a beginner at Chinese or an advanced student striving for mastery, Varsity Tutors can help you get enrolled in a Cincinnati Chinese course that can put you on the path towards your Chinese learning goals. Courses are available to fit a wide variety of schedules and needs, whether you're a Xavier University student trying to finish up your general education requirements, an Oak Hill High School student getting an early start with the language, or an experienced professional learning the language to enhance your resume or open up business opportunities. Language learning is difficult even at the best of times and poses its own set of unique challenges, and a traditional classroom doesn't always account for all of a language learner's needs. One of the most crucial elements of learning any new language is spending enough time practicing, and a Chinese course can provide you with an environment where you can use your skills in under the tutelage of an expert Chinese teacher.

Chinese is a popular choice for second language learners these days, and there are good reasons for that. Chinese is the most commonly spoken language in the world, with over a billion native speakers across the globe. This makes Chinese a common choice for those who are looking to pursue a career in international communications or trade, or enhance their resume with a useful skill. As globalization increases, bilingualism may become a vital business skill. But even if you don't have an interest in international business, Chinese has a lot to offer. China has a history spanning thousands of years, one of the most technically advanced cuisines on the planet, and a rich philosophical and artistic heritage, all of which you can gain access to by learning the language.

What will I learn in a Cincinnati Chinese course?

China is more culturally diverse than many Westerners may realize, and this is reflected in the Chinese language. There are a variety of dialects of spoken Chinese, such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Wu, Gan, Hakka, and Xiang. Mandarin is the most widely spoken on a global scale and is the official language of the People's Republic of China, but Cantonese has historically been the most commonly spoken dialect in the United States. All of these dialects are brought together by a single unifying system of written characters. There are over 50,000 individual characters used in written Chinese, although only 20,000 of these are regularly used, and 2,500 of them make up the majority of Chinese communication. There's no alphabet, and these characters give no indication as to their pronunciation, so you'll have to get to work memorizing them.

When it comes to spoken Chinese, there are still plenty of challenges. Chinese is very different from English, and you'll have to learn a lot of unfamiliar concepts. For one thing, Chinese is a tonal language, which means that the tone with which you speak a word affects the meaning of that word. Mandarin uses four tones, but some dialects use as many as nine. You'll have to tune your ear to hear these tones, or you may find yourself frequently mistaking words for each other. This makes really focusing on your own pronunciation skills important, too. Words also have only a single grammatical form, in Chinese. For example, words are not modified to signify number. In English, an -s is appended to the end of the word to indicate plurality, but in Chinese, there are no such modifications. This is just one example of linguistic differences that can really throw English speakers off.

Beyond this, you'll also study Chinese vocabulary, essential phrases, Chinese pronoun usage, grammar, and more. There may seem like a lot of ground to cover, but with the support of a qualified instructor in a Cincinnati Chinese class and some regular practice, you can be making inroads in no time.

How will a Cincinnati Chinese course help me learn?

A Cincinnati Chinese class is taught entirely online in an interactive online classroom. You'll be taught live by an expert Chinese teacher alongside your classmates. You'll be able to see and speak with your instructor and fellow Chinese learners, and you'll participate in group discussions and activities. Group classes like this have been shown to be effective in promoting knowledge acquisition and retention, and you might be able to imagine the benefits that regular conversation with other Chinese speakers can have for your Chinese vocabulary and grammar skills. Even advanced learners can gain new skills as, at the upper levels, your Chinese teacher may choose to teach entirely in Chinese, totally immersing you in the language so you can work to build true mastery. Speaking Chinese with other students at your own level may also build your confidence in using Chinese in casual conversation in the real world. Plus, although a group class offers many benefits, we know that one-on-one study with a professional instructor can be seriously helpful too, so you'll be able to reserve private study time with your teacher. The class is designed to offer you many avenues to success, no matter your learning style or level of proficiency.

This ethos extends to the accessibility of the course, as well. An online Cincinnati Chinese course means you won't have to worry about fitting another commute into your day, and you can find a course at a wider variety of times. Convenience may always be important to you, but it can be particularly important in the context of learning a new language. A lot of your ability to pick up Chinese quickly and well may be riding on you having reliable access to an environment where you can use your Chinese skills. An online course puts that accessibility right at your fingertips. So if you're an Elder High School student looking for a place to practice your Chinese that will accommodate your extracurricular activities, look no further. The same goes for working professionals who'd like to pick up Chinese but can't seem to find the time or University of Cincinnati students considering a major or minor in the language but who need more opportunities to practice. No matter your needs, we can put you in a course that will suit you.

How can I get enrolled?

Contact Varsity Tutors today and let us know your Chinese learning goals and scheduling needs, and we can provide you with more information about the services we offer and get you signed up for a Cincinnati Chinese class quickly and painlessly. New classes are starting every month, so there's something that's perfect for you just around the corner. Reach out and give us the chance to transform the way you study Chinese.

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