Do you like learning Chinese?Have you ever thought of giving up learning Chinese because it’s so boring and difficult?Well,I think the biggest challenge for most people who is learning Chinese is that Chinese is so difficult to understand as it’s totally different from English and other Latin languages.People can’t focus on it because they don’t know where to start to learn Chinese and how to understand words exactly.Even though you have a good private teacher,it’s still likely you have no idea of what is the correct way to learn Chinese.Honestly,learning Chinese is a boring process.This is the main reason why you need a motivation to keep you learn Chinese constantly.
A basic requirement for reading more in Chinese is to always have something to read.That's to say you need to prepare some books no matter where you are to make sure you always have something to read,keep the reading material with you at all times and take it out to read immediately every time you wish to read Chinese.This is a good method to keep the motivation.
Another useful tip is,read the stories you like to.Reading is fun,but only applied to the situation that you are reading something you like,right?So you can pick something you have interests in to read such as history,Chinese culture and sport news.
For a Chinese learner,it’s very common that you will encounter a lot of characters and phrases that you have never seen before.Reading is interesting,but looking up the dictionary is not even if you are using an electronic one.So if you want to check every character you see,you can do that but if you don’t want to,I suggest you just keep reading and ignore those words.After all,looking up the dictionary can’t make you remember a single word but reading again and again can do.In my opinion,only looking up the words that are crucial for understanding the article is enough.A pop-up dictionary is very useful for you can look up words in a second,which is fast enough and not really interrupt reading.Note that learning the word is a different decision and one you can usually postpone. Only learn words you think are important and common.Learning a rare word means you have less time to learn a common one.
Once understanding the exact meaning of each words becomes not so important to you,I believe you will be more encouraged to read Chinese and no longer feel so bored.Keep motivation on learning Chinese and you will fall in love with Chinese.