Outsourcing language learning to a teacher isn’t effective. The system is passive. Learning is achieved while active. Unless you’re paying a private tutor, you’re probably sharing learning time with someone else. When you’re on your own, you never have to wait. Other problems with classes: –Rather than learning what you need, you’re learning mostly formalities and grammar. That’s great if you want to be a Chinese teacher, but you’re not getting any closer to winning the next argument with your Chinese girlfriend.Want to see what else he's got to say? Head over to read the full post at How to Learn Chinese: First get out of school!