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Frequently asked questions


  • Why are the lessons so short?
  • Is it important to repeat when the teacher asks me to?
  • Can I do more than one lesson per day?
  • How many new lessons should I do each week?
  • What is the minimum number of lessons I should study each week?
  • Is it possible to study too much?
  • Should I take breaks between lessons?
  • Is it possible to learn more than one language at a time?
  • How much review should I do?
  • Do I need to know everything perfectly?
  • Is there a best time of day to study?
  • Why don't you have music or special sounds (whale songs?) in the background like some other courses?
  • How is learning about culture going to help me learn a language?
  • A friend told me that it is best to learn through total immersion in the language. Why do you use (English) to teach?
  • I find that I can understand more than I can say. Is this normal?
  • Why don't you speak slowly in the lessons?
  • Some people seem to learn languages much quicker than other people? How do they do that? How can I do that?
  • Do have any advice for learning vocabulary?
  • Why don't you have downloadable flashcards like other language teaching companies?
  • I am studying a Medlock Method Chinese course. Do I need to learn to write the Chinese words?
  • I am studying a Medlock Method Chinese course and I have noticed that you write the Chinese characters on the screen. Is it necessary to learn to read Chinese characters?
  • I am studying a Medlock Method Chinese course. I have noticed that sometimes you have the pinyin romanization on the screen and sometimes you don't. Why is this?
  • I am studying a Medlock Method Chinese course. Do I need to learn the pinyin Romanization?
  • I have heard that Mandarin Chinese is a tonal language. What does this mean?
  • I am studying a Medlock Method Chinese course. I find that I cannot tell the difference between tones, what should I do?