I am currently trying to learn mandarin, I find it helpful to learn from recording, however this means that I still struggle trying to write and read mandarin, is there anyway that I could learn mandarin efficiently and effectively so I could maybe go work there one day?
What would really help is a teacher! You can go on websites and learn sentance patterns, and when reading chinese the radicals help a lot, so if you find a list of them and revise them, then you could know what some words mean easily. (radicals are a part of the character that have a meaning) It also helps if you look at a character and try and see how it suits the word, for instance：
I learn Chinese in school from the past 4 years :)
Answered Sun 16th September, 2012 @ 17:25 by Meghna Edited by Meghna on Sun 16th September, 2012 @ 17:26
I'm doing my Chinses GCSE's this year and I am predicted an A*. I often find that if you keep on testing yourself on characters it really helps, and if you try to learn like 10 characters a day you will find that your vocabulary really increases :) Mainly, you have to work hard, be enthusiastic and memorise!