gkaa Posted February 5, 2012 at 04:06 PM Report Share Posted February 5, 2012 at 04:06 PM Hi guys. I have lived in Beijing and Shanghai and Im toying with the idea of going back maybe this fall. However, if I do I really wanna focus on the language. BJ and SH are both great cities, although clearly not the best to learn Chinese. Too many foreigners, polluted, etc. What do u guys think is the overall best place to go if one is only concerned with learning Chinese, and not considering things as nightlife, restaurants, comfort, etc? Basically Im looking for a place where: -they speak good mandarin (ie not some place where Cantonese/local dialects are the most spoken ones. Ive travelled places where many regular people don´t even understand putonghua) -Its not too many foreigners -its relatively clean and not too polluted -that has good mandarin schools, as I dont wanna go to a university and spend half my time reading and writing, preferrably I wanna get a privat tutor or be in a class with maximum 2-3 people Ive heard good things about Qingdao, which sounds like a good fit for me. Ive been to Xiamen and wasnt too impressed. Some people also say Taiwan is the best and most underrated place to study mandarin? Cheers 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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