We think of learning as something we do with our eyes and our ears. Whether you’re studying on your own or taking Mandarin lessons, think about how much time you spend looking at characters, and listening and repeating. You’re probably not paying any mind to what your hands are doing—and in doing so, missing out on one of the best ways to learn Mandarin: using gestures.
The best way to learn Mandarin as a beginner is through questions. Why?
We speak to Amy, a Taiwanese polyglot about her languages and advice for Chinese learners. Oh and did we mention she is a Chinese teacher?