Learning a new language can be difficult, but it's not impossible. Learning any language can be broken up into four pieces: reading, writing, listening and speaking. If you want to study Chinese in Shanghai faster, get started with Step 1 below.
1:Read, read, read.
One of the easiest things you can do to study Chinese faster is to read as much as you can. Read things all the time. This will make your vocabulary better and it will also help you learn grammar and slang.
Watching movies will also help you improve your Chinese, by helping you to hear what it sounds like and also helping you to learn new words. You can start watching with subtitles on, but you will learn more with the subtitles off.
They are video games that you play online with other people. You can choose to play with people in Chinese-speaking countries, which will give you the chance to talk with them and learn from them. Try playing Guild Wars, World of War craft, or The Elder Scrolls Online.
4:Find an online pen-pal. Pen-pals are people trying to learn your language that you write letters (or emails) to and they write back. You write half of your letter in your native language so that they can practice and half in Chinese so that you can practice.
5:Make a friend. You can also just make friends with Chinese language speakers online and chat, email, and Skype together in order to practice your Chinese. You can find online friends by joining fan communities or through language-learning communities like Fluentify.