Has anyone on here (non-Chinese) ever studied at a Chinese university?
If so, what was your experience in terms of knowledge gained, difficulty of classes, teaching method, enjoyment, etc?
Also, how would you compare you experience at a Chinese university to a university back in your home country?
I heard that the Chinese utilize a lot of rote memory learning.
From a career perspective, do you think it is a good idea to study Mandarin?
Has anyone on here (non-Chinese) been able to land a job because of their Mandarin skills?
There are many articles from sources such as the Economist and Newsweek that basically say learning Mandarin is a waste of time and money if you are doing it to find a job or enhance your career.
What do you people on this forum think?
What is the best way for a non-Chinese person to learn Mandarin?
I have heard that most classes at local universities around Yunnan are a waste of time. I have also heard that many private language schools are waste of time and money.
For those of you out there that are fluent in Mandarin, how did you learn the language?
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