When I mean fast, I am not talking about 3-5 days. But of course overall learning session can be reduces for learning a new language is not easier as being said than done. It is a very good second language to have in your set of skills as there are many advantages that it comes from.
Here are some steps on how to learn Mandarin Chinese the quick way;
Research on your own
They say that, the more you prepare the faster the job is done and whoever this ‘they’ are, are clearly right. To start off with, do some basic research on the language. Even if you just type learn Chinese language online, you’ll have over thousand video tutorials and articles that will help you on basically everything regarding the language. Know about the concepts and the history of the language so you can get an idea on what you are learning. Then have a plan or schedule on what you are going to learn and when. Ask questions online and you will actually learn many things.
Have a good foundation
If you are in a hurry to learn the language yeah you have no option but to skip the boring beginning of the learning material and move on to the most important parts of it. But do note that a stable foundation is the key to a building to be standing straight. So you need to have a foundation on the language. First you need to learn about the pinyin system, where you are taught how to pronounce the words starting from the tones to initials and spelling rules. This way, you will have a skill of speaking or reading Chinese words in a very smooth non-foreign accent.
Afterwards start mastering the grammar of Chinese and link what everything that you have learnt so far.
Find your learning method
If you want to learn Chinese mandarin fast, then you need to sharpen your brain and work hard. If you do plan on self-learning, there are many methods as audio, visual and practical study. See which type you are and have your own method of studying. There are many books and online study materials that will help you on this.
Of course, if you plan on learning with a tutor, have a professional teacher come in and yes it might cost you but it would help you learn faster and save a lot of time as well.
Use what you have learnt as much as possible
You can’t be shy ad nervous when learning this language. No matter what mistake you make you need to speak around. Mistakes makes you perfect right? So no matter what, try using it in your day to day life. You might be a foreigner in China or this could be something you’ve always wanted to do. Either way, set up a background for you to be able to learn. If you have Chinese friends try talking with them and little by little you will actually the get the hang of it.
All the very best!