Learn To Speak Chinese Language with LTL

Anyone can learn to speak Chinese language – it isn’t as hard as you think it is!

Once you get over the starting blocks like learning the tones, initials and finals (which we are about to teach you), things start to get much easier.

You’ll even find Chinese actually becomes incredibly logical.

Let’s start by helping you with those early questions, tones, initials and finals. Try and work with our videos and speak out loud.

Learn to speak Chinese Language with LTL

Learn To Speak Chinese Language – What Next?

Learn to speak Chinese Language

It’s time to absorb as much Chinese as possible, whether that means coming to China to study Chinese with LTL, or getting used to the characters and structures using some apps on your phone or textbooks is up to you.

If you aren’t quite sure what method suits you best we have something for you:

We created a Learn Mandarin E-Book not so long back, but how can it benefit you?

Well, we got hold of ten non-native, fluent Mandarin speakers. Each of them give you their tips to success.

They all went through a long road of studying Chinese and stumbled across many hurdles. The great thing about the e-book is that they tell you how to avoid these same pitfalls.

We highly recommend you give it a download and a read.

You can grab your copy here

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Brilliant Blogs for Learning Chinese

Our blog is a fantastic way to learn Chinese. We’ve got a truckload of content across all our websites, three good blog posts to get you started are these three, take a read below. They are extensive, and cover everything you need to know about Chinese characters, Chinese numbers and Chinese Colours.

Should I Take The HSK Test?

It entirely depends on your goals, here is what you think:

Learn to speak Chinese language and focus on talking if you are living in China and want to make progress with your Chinese. If you don’t need a HSK Test certification for anything, don’t stress about passing it.

Practice for the HSK Test if you need a specific level to be considered for a job or university application. Sometimes you will need to prove your level is at least HSK4 or 5 for certain positions. For this, cram in that HSK Test vocab and get practicing.

What often happens in these situations is your reading level improves much quicker than your speaking but for now, that’s fine, because you just need to pass the exam to be considered for the job or university.

The beauty of language learning is everyone has different goals. Some want “fluency”, some want to just be able to get by, some do it for a hobby, others need it for work. Therefore every situation is unique.

On the topic of the HSK Test though, here is some more information regarding the HSK Levels and what you are expected to know before sitting the HSK test.

In total there are SIX HSK Levels. HSK1 being the most basic, and HSK6 meaning you’ve pretty much cracked Chinese altogether!

HSK Level LTL Level Characters/Words Upon Completion Language Ability Upon Completion
Definition According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
HSK 1 A1 Characters: 178 Can understand and use familiar Chinese everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Words: 150
HSK 2 A2 Characters: 349 Can understand sentences and frequently used Chinese expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Words: 300
HSK 2 to 3 B1 Characters: 485 Can understand and express basic life topics clearly and understands sentence patterns, like forming a question, comparing things or describing objects.
Words: 450
HSK 3 B1+ Characters: 623 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Words: 600
HSK 4 B2 to B2++ Characters: 1071 Can understand the main ideas of complex Chinese text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Words: 1200
HSK 5 C1 to C1+++ Characters: 1709 Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer mandarin texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Words: 2500
HSK 6 C2 to C2+++++ Characters: 2633 Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources of Chinese language, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.
Words: 5000

If you wish to take the HSK test, we are an accredited school meaning you can take it with us! Find out more on our HSK Exam page.

Learn Chinese Infographics

Another great way to learn the Chinese language is by downloading our handy Mandarin Infographics.

We have covered a number of different hot topics in Chinese. Download them, absorb them, learn them and you’ll be on the road to Mandarin proficiency.

You can get our full list of learn Chinese infographics to download or check out our favourites below.

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  • LTL Avatar Mojca Godec
    Mojca Godec , Student Advisor

    Welcome to LTL Mandarin School!

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