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Varsity Tutors can help students of all types enroll in Pittsburgh Chinese lessons, whether they're a student at Central Catholic High School, attending the University of Pittsburgh working on a foreign language requirement, or they're a professional looking to learn Chinese to improve their business opportunities. Many people are required to take a foreign language to earn credit in order to graduate from both high school and college. Professionally, some people learn languages in order to give themselves an advantage and to capitalize on opportunities that might present themselves that require being proficient in a language other than English. Chinese is a language that is not as commonly studied as some others and is difficult to learn, so pursuing resources outside of a typical classroom setting to learn Chinese can be an advantage.

Chinese is a language used around the world by more people than any other. It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. China is a huge player in the business world, with large amounts of manufacturing being done there. You may take Chinese in high school to earn credits, but there are many reasons besides scholastics to learn Chinese. Knowing Chinese might provide you with business or work opportunities that others might not get because they don't speak the language. You might even just want to learn to be proficient in the language so you can travel to China and speak with the locals in their native tongue.

Whether your reason for wanting to learn Chinese is academic, for career reasons, or you just feel like learning the language for your own purposes, we can set you up with two types of Pittsburgh Chinese lessons: courses and private language instruction. Getting set up with either of these is a fast and easy process. You can connect with a Pittsburgh Chinese tutor in as quickly as 24 hours. Whether you prefer learning in a group setting or want one-on-one private instruction, Varsity Tutors can help you.

How can Pittsburgh Chinese lessons help me better learn the language?

Chinese is considered by most to be one of the most difficult languages to learn. As opposed to a Romantic language like French with an alphabet that makes up individual words, the Chinese language is a series of characters with each symbol representing one syllable. Chinese also has different characters for pronouns based on gender, as opposed to English where words are not either feminine or masculine. The way Chinese is spoken is also very different from how English is spoken. Chinese is a tonal language, which means that, depending on the tone of your voice, a word can have different meanings. There are 4 tones for Mandarin Chinese, but some dialects of Chinese can have up to 9 tones.

The Chinese language also has several different dialects, so in addition to the language itself being very different from English, there is not just one standard Chinese language. The two most common are Cantonese and Mandarin. With all these challenges to learning the Chinese language if you're not a native speaker, you need to take every advantage you can get. Pittsburgh Chinese lessons can help you by providing the opportunity to practice speaking the language with somebody else who is fluent. Immersion can be one of the best ways to learn a language, and there are not many opportunities to become immersed in the Chinese language frequently. If you're taking Chinese at Carnegie Mellon University but feel like you're not getting enough practice with the language to improve your skills, then Varsity Tutors might be able to help you.

What are the two types of Pittsburgh Chinese lessons and what does each consist of?

You might be struggling to pick up on the intricacies of Chinese, but you might also think with your busy schedule there's no way to fit in Pittsburgh Chinese lessons. With the help of Varsity Tutors, you can easily fit lessons into your schedule as we can set you up with assistance. If you have a busy schedule and going to an outside location for help won't fit into your tight daily regimen, then a Chinese class might be perfect for you. In a Chinese class, you and other learners will work collaboratively with an instructor via a live virtual platform. Your instructor will be there to provide feedback and guide the class. Collaborative learning can help you learn the language faster by having fellow learners to help you with any areas in which you have trouble. Conversely, if you know something that a fellow learner is struggling to understand, you can help them by sharing your knowledge. If you feel you need a little extra help, your instructor is also available for one-on-one help if requested. Since classes are held online, they can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection. New class sections are started every month, and with a variety of times classes offered, you will likely find one that fits into your schedule.

If you prefer a one-on-one connection with a Pittsburgh Chinese tutor, we can help you locate somebody who is qualified. Studying one-on-one allows your Pittsburgh Chinese tutor to customize their lesson plans to you and the particular style of learning you respond to best. If you learn best through auditory means your instructor can focus on verbal exercises. If you learn better visually your mentor can employ visual methods such as flashcards. Individual mentoring can provide personalized lessons to help you learn efficiently. If you prefer private tutoring, you can choose to meet your instructor online or in person. Meeting online is especially convenient since you can meet from anywhere you have online access. If you prefer to meet face-to-face with your instructor you can arrange to have sessions at your home, at a coffee shop, the library at Duquesne University, or any other place that is convenient for you.

What do I need to do to begin Pittsburgh Chinese lessons?

Learning a foreign language is rarely easy, but the Chinese language in particular can prove to be quite challenging to learn. Pittsburgh Chinese lessons that Varsity Tutors can set you up with can help you work towards your goals of becoming proficient in Chinese. Whether you're a student at Allderdice High School struggling to learn the language, are attending the University of Pittsburgh and taking Chinese to meet requirements, or are an individual who just wants to learn Chinese for personal or business reasons, let Varsity Tutors help you. Get in touch with us today to get started.

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