Why learn a new language?
A language is a communication tool to get to know the culture and communicate with the people who speak the language. If you learn a new language, you are easy to learn and understand the culture, and then you can communicate with more people and understand them well, which open more opportunities for your life including more business opportunities, job opportunities and the opportunities related to your personal life. You will enjoy more different things in life!
Why Mandarin Chinese?
China is the country, which has the most population; it is becoming one of the countries, which have a strong economic power as well. Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language is the world. Mandarin Chinese language is the official language of China and Taiwan, as well as one of four official languages of Singapore, and one of six official languages of the United Nations.
There are more reasons to learn Chinese including:
1. You will have more business and career opportunities
China is the second largest economy in the world, and it is the biggest market in the world. It is one of largest trading partners of the United States. Many US companies do business in China and have long-term investments there. Business people who speak Mandarin Chinese have a huge advantage in tapping into the Chinese market. It is much easier to develop all-important relationships if you can speak Mandarin Chinese.
Proficient speakers of Mandarin Chinese will find jobs in various fields such as business, government, international relations, information technology, tourism, education, translation and much, much more. Of all foreign languages at American universities and colleges, Chinese shows the highest proportional increase in enrollment.
2. China is a great destination to travel
As a wonderful travel destination, China has opened up to foreign visitors more recently than it has been in the past. China and Taiwan offer exciting travel opportunities. Getting around is much easier if you can speak Mandarin Chinese. Learning Chinese will give you a definite advantage in exploring China.
3. China has one of the world’s oldest and richest continuous cultures, over 5000 years old.
With thousands of years of history, Chinese culture is endlessly fascinating. Whether your interests are in history, architecture, music, or cuisine, knowledge of Mandarin Chinese will enrich your understanding of Chinese culture. To study Chinese means to study Chinese culture and Chinese people.
Traditional Chinese culture, from Confucianism and Chan Buddhism to martial arts and Chinese cuisine, has an enormous influence on East and Southeast Asian countries. Chinese culture has also greatly inspired the western world through Marco Polo, G. W. Leibniz, Max Weber, Franz Kafka, Andre Malraux, Bertolt Brecht, Ezra Pound, and Luis Borges, among others.
4. Learning Chinese language is not difficult
Compare with European languages, such as English, French, or German, Chinese has a relatively easier grammar.
- no subject/verb agreement
- no plurals
- no conjugations
- no tenses
- simple numbering system which is applied to dates and time expressions
- simple conditional sentences
- simple prepositions
So start learning Mandarin Chinese! Join us at Kids Chinese Podcast to learn Chinese and achieve the best learning results!