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Studying Mandarin in Hong Kong

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fea_ie

Hi,

 

I live in Hong Kong and I am looking for a Mandarin tutor.  Ideally someone with one of the schools so that I can offset the fees against my tax payments (I understand that this is not possible with a private tutor).  

 

I am studying for HSK level 5 so my preference is for one-on-one rather than a small/large class.  Also, preference is for a native speaker from the Mainland.  A lot of preferences!!  

Thanks in advance for responses!

 

Fea 

 

 

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RjMaan

Well, Chinese language is really tough to learn. I would suggest you to visit different schools or colleges or you can also visit Chinese Embassy in your country. They would also help you in this purpose.

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Flickserve
10 hours ago, RjMaan said:

or you can also visit Chinese Embassy in your country.

 

The original post said he/she was living in Hong Kong...... 🤔😃😃😃

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Joe49558529

I continued Mandarin study while living in Hong Kong. I can offer some advice, which may or may not seem obvious:

  • Look around the local universities or institutes, indeed their may be classes designed for foreigners
  • Find mainland or taiwanese friends. There are many in Hong Kong, and if you become friends with a group of mainlanders, you will get plenty of Mandarin practice in
    • Someone will be more than willing to do a regular language exchange with you
    • By extension to this, consider looking for a Mainland Chinese roommate
  • Remember, just like studying from outside China, just because you're not using language out on the street doesn't meant you can't continue to practice some of most essential parts of language learning, i.e., reading, writing, listening (TV)
  • Don't feel down if locals aren't keen on practicing Mandarin, it's not their native language and most don't really care to speak it, also many locals take a certain level of pride in their ability to speak English
  • Forget about central, stick to Kowloon, and you'll encounter Chinese situations far more than in wealthy Central and the Business Districts
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" . . . also many locals take a certain level of pride in their ability to speak English."

 

I'd say Hong Kong people take pride in speaking Cantonese. That said, I think that between English and Mandarin, Mandarin will get you a lot further on the streets. Different situation as you move up the socio-economic ladder.

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On 8/24/2019 at 7:15 PM, 889 said:

I'd say Hong Kong people take pride in speaking Cantonese. That said, I think that between English and Mandarin, Mandarin will get you a lot further on the streets. Different situation as you move up the socio-economic ladder.

 

Agree. I use Mandarin on the streets there. English in fancy restaurants and 5-star hotels. 

 

 

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11 hours ago, abcdefg said:

Gleb

 

Gleb?

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