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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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OVER 7000+ STUDENTS HAVE STUDIED AT KEATS

Josh

Josh | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

I really had a wonderful experience at the school. The teachers are very very friendly. In my class, we practice speaking, listening, reading and writing. We play games and other fun activities. We have trips around town. The staff at Keats is phenomenal. My teacher is one the best teachers I have ever had in my educational experience. She comes in with smile every day.

Ramji

Ramji | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

The best part of the school is the patience the instructors had and the time to focus on the fundamentals like pronunciation. I think it is very easy to skip over those and go to vocabulary. But by learning the pronunciation, I feel like it helped me gain a better understanding of the language.

Matteo

Matteo | Italy

Small Group Chinese Class

I really enjoy studying Chinese at Keats in Kunming. The teachers are great and my classmates are awesome. It is an unforgettable experience for me. I also got the chance to travel to other places in Yunnan. Those places are amazing and you definitely need to visit these place when you study at Keats.

Sarah

Sarah | Dubai

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

My teachers are all excellent. They trained the teachers so professionally. I feel like I learn very quickly with my teacher. They are very serious about their students and I know every teacher is like this. I would highly recommend that you come to Keats.

Faith

Faith | UK

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I have 2 teachers, and I do 4 hours a day. So I have got Dong Laoshi and Jin Laoshi. Both of them are very good. They made the experience very nice to me. They are willing to help you whenever, so if you ever have a question here, the teachers are always there to help you whether it is visas, whether it is getting around the city. Everyone wants to talk to you.

Sarah

Sarah | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

My name is Sarah Fish. I am 81. I knew very little Chinese when I arrived. How was I going to survive 2 weeks of intensive Chinese? I have to laugh when I think of that now. What a positive experience this has been! I really wish we could be here a little longer. The teachers are extremely encouraging, evaluating first how much someone knows, and then starting from there.

星河明

星河明 | Japan

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I took the one-on-one class with 6 hours a day. The classes are very interesting. The teachers are caring and the content the teacher teaches me is suitable for my level. I have a lot of time practicing Chinese in class. The food is great here. I have improved my Chinese through this program at Keats.

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 way 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.

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