Rob Bailey, Managing Director of Journey Instruments based in Xiamen China, shares how to learn Mandarin. He should know too — after living in China for 20 years and building a successful travel guitar company.
He’s the only one of his staff members that speaks English. To run his business, he manages logistics, billing, quality control and more–all in Chinese.
Here are his top three tips:
- You must take classes
- repetitively use the Mandarin you learn
- Practice saying the tones correctly as you read and write
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