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A Minneapolis Chinese course by Varsity Tutors can help individuals reap the benefits of learning Chinese. It does not matter if you are fulfilling Chinese language credits at The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, starting a Chinese class at South Senior High School, or looking to expand your business opportunities internationally, a Chinese class could benefit you. Chinese is a very complex language and can be difficult to learn, even if you have some background in the language. Things can get even more difficult if you do not learn well in a traditional classroom atmosphere. If you want to take charge of a new language, you are going to have to give yourself lots of opportunities to write and speak it. If you decide on a Minneapolis Chinese course, you will receive opportunities to practice speaking and writing Chinese, along with expert help from an instructor and classmates to work with.

Because Chinese is the most popular language in the world, it is a great one to learn. There are over one billion native speakers. There are also many dialects of Chinese. Some of these are Mandarin, Gan, Xiang, Hakka, and Wu. Mandarin is the most popular of these. It is the official language of Taiwan and The People's Republic of China. The most popular dialect among United States Chinese speakers is Cantonese. All of the Chinese dialects share one writing system. The written form of Chinese has been around for thousands of years, dating back to the Shang Dynasty that ruled from 1700-1027 B.C. Written Chinese has no alphabet system. It instead uses symbols that represent syllables. The language has around 50,000 characters in total, but only consistently uses 20,000 of them, and a majority of the language is carried out by just 2,500 of these characters. The written language was developed by ancient people who used the symbols to describe items they saw. Because the characters and symbols are not words, they cannot be sounded out as English words can. Instead, each character must be memorized separately.

Chinese is a complex language. This is mainly because of the difficult character system and the fact that English is a lot different than Chinese. However, this language can bring many opportunities. Even though the language can be a challenge to learn, it can open doors to personal and professional gain. Because of this, learning Chinese could be a great investment for you. No matter why you decide to take on Chinese, we can help you find the resources that can help you succeed.

What will a Minneapolis Chinese course cover?

Because Chinese can be hard to grasp, a Minneapolis Chinese course will make sure to cover all of its concepts and rules fully. For example, one important concept to know is that the Chinese language is tonal. This means that a word's meaning depends on what tone the speaker uses. Some Chinese dialects have nine tones, but Mandarin has four: rising, falling, rising then falling, and flat. Another concept is that all words in the Chinese language only have one form. This can be a very difficult concept for English speakers to understand because words have many forms in English. For example, there is no "s" on the end of a word to indicate it is plural. So, you cannot discern whether a word is singular or plural by how it looks. There are also no verb inflections or articles in Chinese. Another topic you will study is pronouns. Pronouns in Chinese have the same character when based on gender, but are pronounced differently. Some other concepts your class will cover are Chinese phrases, verbs, sentence structure, and grammar. Your class might also discuss Chinese history, traditions, and customs to give you a better idea of the entire culture, which may help you grasp the language more fully.

How might a Minneapolis Chinese class help me learn?

Your Minneapolis Chinese class will have many convenient and engaging aspects that will keep your learning as priority number one. All Chinese classes are held online in a virtual classroom. Your classmates and instructor will also join you in real time, making it easy for you to engage with the rest of the class. You will have real, meaningful conversations that can help you learn Chinese. This class features all of the best parts of a traditional learning environment while offering the convenience of being online. You will have lots of opportunities to speak and write Chinese, which can help you boost your skills. Working alongside peers is also a great way for you to demonstrate teamwork. If you are having some trouble with any concepts, you can rest assured that your classmates are right there with you. You can always ask your instructor for help, too. In fact, you can request one-on-one time with your teacher if you are really stuck on a concept or if you feel like you are falling behind. The entire goal of your Chinese class is to help you to feel confident that you can grasp the rules and concepts that learning Chinese entails.

It is also very convenient to enroll in a Chinese class because we have so many sessions to choose from. If you are a busy student or professional, it can be very hard to find time to learn a new language. That is why new classes start monthly, and you can choose between a two-week session and a four-week session. We also offer many different time slots, including some classes that are held on the weekends. We have many options that are sure to fit your busy schedule.

Where can I sign up for a Minneapolis Chinese class?

If you want to sign up for a Minneapolis Chinese class or learn more about the benefits that they can offer, contact Varsity Tutors today. We can get you started on your path to learning Chinese quickly. Just contact our educational consultants by phone or online. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you make strides in learning Chinese!

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