Are you learning Chinese? Do you have difficulties speaking? Many Chinese language learners assume that in the process of language learning the speaking is the most difficult part. There are many aspects of how to learn to speak a language. People always thought that to be able to speak Chinese fluently is way too tough. It’s true that the language is tough, unlike some of the languages the Chinese language is tonal i.e, different meaning according to the speaker’s tone. So, in order to be classified or to convey what you are trying to say you need to be very careful of what you are trying to say. There are many ways that will help you improve your Chinese speaking skills at home. What you need to do is follow what you are comfortable with and stick to it. So, let’s discuss ‘what are the ways to improve my Chinese speaking skills at home?’
Important things to know
Firstly, read out the word more clearly, you should be able to hear what you are speaking. You need to learn the character more thoroughly, yes it will be very difficult and it will take time, Chinese characters are numerous, but if you decide to move forward to acquire your skills then move forward. Try to remember the vocabulary, it is impossible to speak out without vocabulary. If you are using an application to help you in speaking, listen to the recording that they provide and try to follow the tone of the speaker. After practicing a few times, when you are ready to speak, record it and try to listen to your speaking skill. You can easily point out the difference if there. Learn the difference in the tonal sounds. The way of speaking and presentation in the Chinese language is mostly based on the tonal sounds, you need to be accurate in this part otherwise the whole meaning of your sentence will be altered.
Secondly, change your preference for movies and drama into Chinese. There are abundant Chinese movies and dramas from which you can practice and take reference from. There are different genres of dramas and movies that you can watch starting from historical to fiction. While watching dramas or movies try to watch them without subtitling and try to graph what they are trying to say. And then check if what they are trying to say is similar. If you do not have time for this then you can also try watching youtube videos and check it out accordingly. Or you can always listen to Chinese songs, check out your preference, and listen to them.It will not only help your speaking ability and listening capacity too.
Finally, create a scene in your head and pretend that you are in China and the only language they know is Chinese. A scene where these two suddenly bump into one another after so long and you have this conversation. What should you do? Of Course, you have to speak that Chinese knowledge that you have. Act it out with all the emotions too. It will certainly improve your Chinese Accent. Keep practicing as practice makes it better and better. You can talk with yourself in front of a mirror, it will boost up your confidence. This practice is highly recommended by language teaching professionals.
So above are the few tricks that you can follow on your own. If you want to learn speaking as a professional career or want to apply for a scholarship program then learning with a curriculum will be better by taking online classes. So, the option is all yours.