British Prime Minister David Cameron after returned from his tour of China with a message for Britain’s schoolchildren: forget French and German, it’s time to learn Mandarin. Why learn Mandarin?
Here Are The Top Five Reasons to Study Mandarin:
1. The History and Culture
A civilization of more than 5,000 years of history, China is one of the world’s oldest and richest continuous cultures. Chinese culture is endlessly fascinating. Whether your interests are in history, architecture, music, or cuisine, a knowledge of Mandarin will enrich your understanding of Chinese culture. China has outstanding education system and attached high importance on education since the Confucius’s time.
2. The People
China is the most populous nation in the world, with 1.3 billion people. One 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 is also spoken in the important and influential Chinese communities of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, and Mongolia.
3. The Country
China is definitely a place for people who enjoy a challenge. A huge, diverse country with a long, long history, there are so many fascinating aspects to explore. China is vast, ambitious, proud and transforming like never before. China is a window to the world. China has established educational cooperation and exchange relations with 59 countries around the world and regions such as France, Great Britain, USA, Russia, etc. signed many mutual recognition of academic degrees agreements.
4. The Economy
China now is 2nd biggest world economic system after USA. The world’s top 500 companies all do business in China and choosing to base their Asia-Pacific HQ in cities like Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. In years to come, China is set to overtake USA as world biggest economy and Mandarin will be a must learn 2nd language in many countries around the world in order to do business with China companies.
5. The Future
In the era of globalization, China is and will continue to influence the world and be a part of our lives whether we like it or not, so why not get started now and be prepared for it? The opportunities and possibilities in China are endless and unlimited. Learning Mandarin and coming to China to further education will certainly get you ahead and it’s also a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and make new contacts. Learn Mandarin and study in China is a window to the world.