As a graduate student Im trying to learn Chinese. I've been learning the language for a year or so through various ways (self study, private tutoring, did an exchange study in Mainland)
Yet my level is still intermediate and I want to step up the game.
I found this short term language program at BeiDa, which costs reasonably (4000 rmb for 1 month, only classes) and I could consider it as a nice way of improving my Chinese.
However some people have warned me of not taking the one month program too serious: how much can you improve in one month? Don't waste your time as these programs are not aimed at academic students and research purposes
My question is: What factors should I consider when applying for such a program?
What are you experiences of attending short term programs?
Did you feel any subtantial impact on your skills? What advice would you give to people like me?
Or did you feel in the end that there were better ways to use your time and money? Finding a tutor or so.
I aim ofcourse not to get super fluent in a month but dont want to have a sense of having wasted my time.
Thanks a lot!