In every new project or activity in life, there is a challenge and difficulty that may hinder its operation to completion. The process of learning Mandarin is not an exception. The following are the challenges that one can experience during the learning process of the Mandarin Chinese dialect.
- The Wrong Mentality
One of the challenges that a new student can have is having the implication that it is a difficult language A mind is a powerful tool that if not used positively can have a major impact on all the activities in life. Every person who desires to make it in learning Mandarin should be positive and acknowledge that it is doable. One should know that it is possible. If other people have done it before, why can’t they make it? One should be positive and have the mentality that they are going to make it at all costs. One should avoid the company of losers who are always negative in all their speech. They should keep the company of those who push them to achieve all their goals. In this case, they need friends and the company of those who encourage them to learn Mandarin until they are at a higher level – the highest that they can reach.
- Lack of Commitment
One should not have any form of laxity when trying to learn Chinese If they do so, they are likely to give up before they know the language. They need to get into it with total commitment and set goals too. They need to set goals and time targets for themselves as they progress in learning this interesting language. Once one has set the goals, they need to strategize and know how they are going to achieve the goals that they have set. Commitment is needed in any activity for success to be achieved. As an adult student, one needs more commitment especially if one has another job or commitment in life. When all these are done, one is able to meet their targets in the Mandarin Chinese dialect.
- Lack of Enough Time
Adult learners of Mandarin Chinese may lack enough time to learn this dialect of the Chinese. This is because as an adult one has got several other engagements and commitments in life. They, therefore, may lack enough time to learn the language as fast as they may wish to. Some of them even end up studying it as a part time course and may miss the classes due to other commitments from their work places. One needs to create time and has the discipline of being committed to the time that they have set aside to learn the Mandarin Chinese dialect. Learning the pronunciations and phonetics require a lot of time.