Why Learn Chinese?
Today, nearly 25% of the world’s population speaks Chinese. From China to Southeast Asia, and even parts of Europe to the U.S., Chinese is expanding across peoples and nations at an amazing rate. It is difficult to underestimate the power of learning a language whose utility is so widespread, both geographically and professionally. Today, China and the rest of Southeast Asia is a growing hub of business opportunities. As one of the largest trade partners of the U.S., China is in a unique position to augment the international employment landscape. This means learning Chinese will be increasingly valuable, and give you an edge in the global job market. Moreover, Learning Chinese opens up a portal to a whole new world of cultural experiences and perspectives! Language is a means to understanding a people and its rich culture. Thus, studying Chinese will reveal to you the heritage and beauty of a civilization that are drastically different from your own, thereby helping to make you more culturally attuned. Finally, learning Chinese is exciting and challenging. It is a beautiful language, whose calligraphy is an art-form to be appreciated, poetry to be enjoyed, and prose to be studied. Moreover an idiographic and tonal language, Chinese exercises your brain in a different way than English does, helping to add another cognitive dimension to the way you think!
- In 1996, 41,200 college students traveled to China to learn Chinese.
- In 2002, this number increased to 85,000.
- In 2004, 400,000 college students immigrated to China from all over the world to learn Chinese.
- In 2004, Chinese became an official TOFEL Exam.
- Today, there are more than 30,000 European students who reside in China learning Chinese.
- In 2004, Germany officially integrated Chinese into its high school language programs.
- The U.S. is the 4th largest investor in China.
- More than half of the Fortune 500 companies do business in China.
The growing Chinese market demands Chinese language skills. Mastering Chinese will help you compete in the business world.
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