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6 REASONS WHY LEARNING CHINESE IS IMPORTANT IN 2021

You may be thinking “Why should I learn Chinese in 2021?”

Let us answer that question for you. While it’s the middle of February, we don’t see a problem with starting a New Year’s Resolution in February revolving around Mandarin language learning.

Continue reading this article to find out the reasons why we believe learning the Chinese language should be on your to-do list for this year.

1. THERE ARE MANY PLACES TO LEARN CHINESE

Why learn Mandarin? It gives you the opportunity (or excuse) to travel to China and learn the language like a local. At Keats School in Kunming, China, we see hundreds of students travel to our school a year. 40% of those students are returning for another year of study.

They enjoy learning Mandarin at Keats because it lets them live like a local. When they’re not inside a classroom, they’re diving deep into the Chinese culture and enjoying their time in a new city.

2. MORE PEOPLE SPEAK CHINESE THAN EVER BEFORE

Why should you learn the Chinese language? Because it’s the most spoken language in the world.

It’s now estimated one out of every six people speak Chinese.

By learning Chinese, you will be able to communicate with more people in a work setting, as well as in your personal life.

3. IT BOOSTS YOUR BRAIN POWER

The Mandarin language is a tonal language. Not sure what that means? Well, when you’re speaking Mandarin, there are 4 tones you can use. A word can mean different things based on the tone you use.

What’s also interesting is that Mandarin wakes up both sides of your brain. According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Mandarin speakers use both sides of their brains. People who speak tonal languages (like Mandarin) use both hemispheres of the brain, rather than just the left, which is known as the primary neurological region for processing speech.

4. FUTURE MARKETABILITY

Multilingual employees are at a premium in the marketplace. You’re an appealing candidate for business and career opportunities when your C.V. says you know not only English but Mandarin as well.

When hired, your ability to speak Mandarin will show your personal and professional value within the company. If you’re able to build rapport and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers and/or customers in China, you are enhancing the company on a global scale.

Research shows that Mandarin, Polish and Spanish are the best languages for professionals to study. However, only one percent of adults that can hold a conversation in a second language speak Mandarin.

This means that when you reference that you’re fluent in Mandarin on your C.V, potential employers will see you as an attractive candidate, particularly in the retail and manufacturing industries.

5. IT’S ARTISTIC

While you may think you should learn Mandarin for professional benefits, another reason is that it will open your mind up to creativity.

At Keats School, we have Chinese culture classes. In these classes, you’ll learn the beautiful, artistic culture that China has. You can also take part in a Chinese calligraphy class.

The written words in Mandarin are actually iconographic characters, which require a steady hand. Chinese symbols and characters are created by using strokes rather like painting.

6. IT’S POSSIBLE

While so many people are scared to learn Mandarin because it seems like a hard language to learn, we promise you that it’s possible.

Why study Mandarin? Because at Keats we have eight different study abroad classes to better suit your needs. We will sit and listen to what your hopes are for studying the Mandarin language, then we will create a custom program for you if you choose intensive one-on-one.

If you decide to study Mandarin in China at Keats, you will be given the best study abroad experience. It’s an experience you’re not going to get at home through a phone app.

READY TO LEARN?

We hope these 6 reasons why you should learn Mandarin has helped you make up your mind. You won’t regret learning the Mandarin language.

If you’re ready to apply to Keats today, simply fill out our online application form. If you have any more questions in regards to intensive one-on-one, contact us today. We’d be happy to help answer your questions.

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Andrew

Andrew | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I am a graduate student working on my doctorate degree at Columbia University. We were able to really focus on speaking especially interview-style speaking and we are able to really up my Chinese reading and writing skills, so when I go back to Columbia, I can take formal Chinese classes. It has been a really good experience and I really love my teacher.

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嶋田京子 | Japan

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

Kunming’s scenery is very beautiful. It is the best place to study Chinese in China. My favorite learning method at Keats School is one-on-one because it is suitable for everyone. My teacher is very good, very caring, and lovely. My life when learning Chinese in Kunming is very good and the weather is very good. The air is very good. It is good for the elderly’s body.

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Vanya | BULGARIA

Small Group Chinese Class

I found Keats to be very good, teachers are excellent and really take the students seriously. Kunming is the best place to learn Mandarin in China. The environment is awesome, no pollution. The air quality is great, good weather. The people here are very friendly. I come to take classes every day. I feel comfortable studying Chinese at Keats. I learned so many things, although I only studied at Keats for 2 months. I am really satisfied with my teacher. For us foreigners, Keats is the best Chinese school in China. Therefore, I would highly recommend Keats to all of you.

SJOERD

SJOERD | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

We use a lot of games to learn grammar and new words. We have really good teachers, really patient. She helps us a lot. Our class is really nice and we have people from all over the world, different countries. We often discuss topics in Chinese in our class. I live in the dorm of Keats. It is very convenient. I don’t have to spend time traveling. You can just focus on learning Chinese.

Ben

Ben | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

My first semester that I studied at another school, and the pressure there was pretty high, the classroom hour was long, and the homework was pretty tedious. Since I came to Keats, I found I have a lot more opportunities to speak in the classroom. My classmates all are fluent and love speaking and participating in the class. We have great classroom dynamic.

David

David | Australia

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

It has been notable because I have met a lot of people who I met first time last year like me to come back to Keats this year. The teaching has been fantastic. The teachers carefully prepare each lesson. I think this one-on-one approach is really a great way to rapidly increase your level of Chinese and increase your confidence and fluency with the language.

Nicholas

Nicholas | Canada

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

At Keats, I have a lot of opportunities to practice what I have learned. I really like this school, because I can learn Chinese in one-on-one style, so I think this is the best immersion program in China and my teacher is the best teacher. I feel that without my teacher, my Chinese will definitely not improve so much. I’m very happy because, at Keats, I have improved my Chinese significantly.

Stew

Stew | UK

Small Group Chinese Class

The place is very cool. I am with a great group of people in my class, so coming to classes is very enjoyable. It is fun, we have a lot of discussions, games, activities. Our teachers are also very good, very supportive. Learning Chinese is intimidating at the start because you have so many questions. But I would advise coming to Keats because the atmosphere for learning is great. It is very relaxing. I would recommend the school.

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