Besides learning by yourself,there are four main options for foreign students to study Chinese.
Next,we are going to discuss theses four options separately about the advantages and disadvantages.
1.Go to a private school to in China
Private Mandarin schools are a representation of the most flexible and economic way to study Chinese in China.You can choose a private Mandarin school if you wish you can start the lessons immediately after you show up at the school.Some private Mandarin schools start semesters every ten days.If you are at least two people they will start a course for you in one or two days.They also provides different group lessons:one to one classes, small groups and sometimes big groups classes.Some schools allow you to pay only when you attend the lessons.This is another advantage.If you get sick and miss one lesson,you won't have to pay for it.
But as you may imagine, all advantages come with a price.There are also some disadvantages about private schools.
Most of the private schools are run by companies,business is a way to achieve benefits.There's always much more offer than demand.The faster way to get more students is to lowering the price at expense of the quality.If they succeed in beating competitors they will start to increase profit margins by increasing the price and reducing the cost.In case of being fooled,please never trust the anyone from a private Mandarin school when he states that quality is the most important thing.All the companies want to make their best to reduce the salary of their staff. The easiest way to reach this is to hire teachers without any or less experience.Many teachers in private Mandarin school are overwhelmed by too many students and lessons soyou can't count on them to prepare the lessons well.Flexibility leads to no commitment.If most of your classmates stop taking the lessons,a school may cancel the left lessons immediately because they won’t get more benefits and wait for others to join.There is one more thing you should bring into consideration and make sure is whether the school you chose can provide you a VISA,ask how many hours per week you'll need to attend in order to get the VISA.
We recommend these schools to those foreigner who already knew some basis Chinese and are looking for a commitment to keep on studying Chinese and taking their language skills to an advanced level.
The flexibility and the fact that there is no method and strict rules make you study Chinese easier to follow and funnier than the lessons you can get at the university.