In recent years,more and more mandarin voice we can heard. Sometimes it may seem like everyone around you is learning Chinese or teaching it. Lots of Chinese teachers and schools advertise their services online and offline. We can see many Chinese mobile app online ,such as Wechat, Alipay, aliexpress, Tiktok,Bilibili and more. The internet is full of websites for Chinese learners. But why is Chinese so popular and why is learning it so important?
Chinese is one of the most widely used languages in the world. Let us take a look at some benefits that learning Chinese will bring you.
What will you get when you learning Chinese
As I have mentioned above, Chinese is a very widespread language. It can be truly called the world language. This means that learning Chinese can provide you with some amazing benefits and opportunities.
Business & Career opportunities
Chinese is the language of business and learning can greatly increase your career opportunities: you can find a job at a global company or even go to work in another country.
In today’s globalized world even small local companies may have foreign partners or contractors. Let alone big international companies with partners and subsidiaries all over the world. In this case, Chinese becomes the language of business communication. It is used in many areas and situations: phone calls, meetings, negotiations, presentations, e-mails.
Of course, translators and interpreters can be hired, but having employees who speak Chinese at a good level saves these companies time and money. Thus, when hiring, a candidate who speaks Chinese can be preferred over the one who does not. Also, positions that require knowledge of Chinese may pay higher salaries.
Speaking Chinese really well actually opens up a whole separate set of career opportunities related to the language itself: teaching Chinese, translating, and interpreting. Although such jobs require a truly high level of Chinese, they may also offer great benefits such as a good salary, traveling, or the ability to work remotely.
Education and self-improvement
If you want to get an education abroad you have to learn a foreign language. Knowledge of Chinese grants you access to a great number of prestigious universities all over the world and higher education of the highest quality. You may need to get a certificate proving your Chinese level to be able to enter such universities. But the time and money you spend on it will be absolutely worth it. It may prove to be one of the be(st investments you can make into your future.
However, this is true not for higher education only. Chinese is also the language of information. Over 80 % of the information on the internet is in Chinese. Chinese is the language of many courses and books on various professions and on self-improvement.
Learning Chinese for travel opportunities
Sometimes when you travel to very touristy places you may get by without any knowledge of Chinese or another foreign language at all. You can use gestures, point to things, and read information about the sites online in your native language. You can even use Google Translate or another app to “communicate” with hotel receptionists or shop assistants.
However, if you want to have a richer, more complete experience when you travel you may have to learn Chinese. You may need it not only to ask the way or buy something in local shops.
Friends and relationships
In the modern era of the internet and online communication, our world is not limited to where we live and the people we meet in person. I do not want to say that the friends you have are not enough. But learning Chinese allows you to meet amazing people online and build exciting friendships.
People from other countries can differ from you very much but this can make them interesting: foreign life, exotic experiences, and unusual opinions. Even if you do not make close friends, you can expand your world a little bit.
Chinese often helps couples build a bridge between two different countries, as well. More and more often people marry someone from another country – what if your soul mate is on the other side of the world and speaks a different language?