Have you ever been in Shanghai? Do you have plans to learn Chinese in Shanghai? Well I just want to share my experience when I was studying there.
You must know first that the Chinese language has become important after English of course. And that’s the reason I want to learn Chinese.
It’s really hard if you want to go there by your self because you can’t speak Chinese. So, I suggest to find school agent in your area and ask them what you need to know before you choose the right school for you.
My Wellington International School in Shanghai. It’s a great school with complete facility around the building. There’s a soccer field, gym, clinic, badminton indoor stadium, and also snooker.
I stay in that school dormitory. The dorm really exclusive, like a hotel. You can ask for single room or share with another person. There’s lot of people from different country, so if you worry that would be a problem someday I suggest to ask for single room.
I start my class from 8 am to 12pm, just 4 hours and five days a week. Oh I forgot, they will give some test first to decide your class. If you want to study from the basic, you don’t need to follow the test.
The teacher were really friendly. They will help you anything, so don’t be scared to ask. Even just a simple question. But some of teacher there don’t really understand English. Yeah, you must know that Chinese people really difficult to understand English.
First time I was really desperate, I thought it would take very long time for speak Chinese. But it wasn’t hard as I thought. You just need to improve your self in school or when you going for shopping. Chinese people are really proud if they know the foreigners speak with their language. So if you spell the wrong words they will tell you. It means you will learn anywhere, not just when you are in school.
Last thing and really makes anyone happy is in China anything really cheap. Stuff, food, taxi, phone card anything!