Why learn Chinese?
China is one of the world’s oldest and richest continuous cultures, over 5000 years old.
China is the most populous nation in the world, with 1.28 billion peopleOne fifth of the planet speaks Chinese.
Mandarin Chinese is the mother tongue of over 873 million people, making it the most widely spoken first language in the world
In addition to the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, Mandarin Chinese is also spoken in the important and influential Chinese communities of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, and Mongolia
China is the second largest economy in the world.
Learning Chinese is important for your Career
Chinese is important for your careerInternational businesses prefer to hire people who speak more than one language. China has become a huge market, and business leaders are looking for people who can speak Chinese and operate successfully in a Chinese cultural context.Knowing Chinese may give you an edge when competing for an important position. China will play a major role in world affairs in the future. As China now has opened up to the West, there are opportunities for employment in all areas.