"This book covers all the basics of learning Chinese and provides a ton of insights into how to avoid common mistakes.
One of the biggest concepts in this book is wasting so much time writing by hand, as a Chinese myself I can say that writing characters is a huge investment of time and energy and in the end you usually forget most words. instead focus on using technology to learn writing. learning to type is more important than learning to write by hand." Amazon Customer said.
"Great read for new learners or experienced Mandarin people. I like the focus on.the psychology of different learning styles. This book can be used as a language hacking guide for more than just Chinese." Amazon Customer said.
"This book has really motivated me to increase my Mandarin studies and the intensity of them. I have already used or tried several of the methods in the book, but the author also introduced a few new methods that I haven't thought of yet - or had used previously, but since forgotten about.
Having spent some time in China and Taiwan myself (and also in Japan, studying Japanese), I know that everything Sia Mohajer mentions in this book really does work - and these are the methods that more or less are being used by language learners who acquire these languages the quickest.
Buy this book first - before you spend money on expensive classes or programs and think about what you really want to get out of the language and why you want to learn it, and how you will build your "habit plan"." William Peregoy said.
"What I found most helpful from reading Sia's book is how practical it is. Like with any language, you're not going to learn it overnight but only through serious dedication can you reach a comfortable level. I like the different scenarios he gives regarding three different Chinese language learners and breaks down each one. He gives all types of small tips from his personal experience to good habits one should pick up to take advantage of getting better everyday.
I started learning Chinese 6 months ago so this was especially helpful for me as building a foundation is key for learning new languages. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who is seriously interested in learning Chinese.
If you're not having fun learning Chinese, I personally think you'll never reach a certain level of fluency. It's a fascinating/fun challenging getting better everyday and this book reinforces that." Nathan Thadani said.
"Do you think that it is impossible to learn Chinese? I thought so too, until I bought this book. This book is really amazing because it get you through accelerated Chinese course. It teaches you all basics skills you need to communicate in Chinese. I never thought that I can learn basic Chinese that fast. I would recommend this book to anyone who want to learn Chinese super fast" Samuel Adam said.