Top Mandarin Tutors in Philadelphia PA Area
Are you currently studying Mandarin and running into some problems? Mandarin is a very difficult language to learn, especially as a second language. Our Mandarin tutors can help you with whatever your needs may be. Mandarin is the primary language spoken in China and Taiwan (the minority language is Cantonese). It is also spoken in Singapore, and throughout other Eastern Asian countries. The standard version of Mandarin is found in Beijing. There are eight major groups of dialects due to geographical influences. Occasionally, due to tonal differences, the dialects become mutually unintelligible and could colloquially be considered their own languages. Mandarin is a tonal language, meaning that vocabulary and sentence meanings are based on the rise and fall and inflections of a speaker rather than different words or phrases. This is what makes learning Chinese so difficult. Learning to differentiate between tones in one's hearing as well as one's speaking takes a great amount of time. Fortunately, Mandarin grammar and sentence structure follows the same pattern as English: subject, verb, object. Chinese is written in characters called kanji. Each character has a singular meaning, and when combined with other characters, can have a different meaning. While colloquial Chinese has many variations, kanji does not. There are no dialects in kanji so students do not need to worry about learning multiple meanings to characters. If you are looking for a conversation partner, grammar help, or writing enhancement, working with a Mandarin tutor can help you achieve your language goals.
Philadelphia PA 19143
4.03 miles away
Virginia Commonwealth University.
Hi! My name is Candace and I have been living in China for the past three years. There I have been teaching English as a second language and studying Mandarin. Studying and teaching at the same time has shown me what kind of teacher I want to be because of what I want as a student. It has also given me an understanding about how language learning w...
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