This is a discussion on Want your kids to be a Chinese native speaker? within the Languages, Speech and Drama forum, part of the Enrichment Discussion - Kiasu Parents category; Why Mandarin? The obvious reason is that Mandarin is no longer just another foreign language. In fact, there are four ...
Why Mandarin? The obvious reason is that Mandarin is no longer just another foreign language. In fact, there are four reasons why Mandarin is evolving into a "must know" language for everyone involved or interested in international commerce, cultural exchange, travel, and more.
1. Mandarin is by far the most widely spoken language in the world, with over 845 million people speaking the language every day. Learn to speak Mandarin and you can speak with millions of people around the world.
2. Business: Businessmen and women who speak Mandarin have a huge advantage in tapping into the Chinese market. It is much easier to develop professional relationships with your business partners if you can speak Mandarin. As China gains more ground in the manufacturing arena and becomes even more powerful in commercial terms, people who can converse in Mandarin will gain a major advantage when negotiating terms with business owners.
3. Travel: Maindland China and Taiwan offer exciting travel opportunities. Getting around is much easier if you can speak Mandarin.
4. Culture: With thousands of years of rich history, 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.
The world is getting smaller every day. The people who succeed in the future will be those who embrace the differences, the culture, and most importantly the language of the driving forces.
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