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How Will Learning Chinese Benefit Your Future Career?

Recent years, the Chinese language has become one of the most popular to learn due to the huge variety of opportunities it presents. However, there is also existing doubting voice claiming that if you don’t work in China or with Chinese business partner then there is no good to invest in this difficult language.

Is it useful to learn Chinese? So how will learning Chinese benefit your future career exactly? Let’s find it out together in today’s post.

Or you can also find more through the post 7 BENEFITS OF LEARNING CHINESE FOR BUSINESS

Learning Chinese can benefit your future career by expanding the pool of employment for you.

The skill of being proficient in the Chinese language can open doors for your future career. Because this specific language skill means you are qualified for a wider range of jobs. Following is the jobs requiring Chinese language skills:

  • Chinese Instructor: This is the goal that lots of Mandarin learners often have in mind when they decide to begin their learning journey with the Chinese language. This is a dream job that can let you share your passion and knowledge about the Chinese language and also its culture with others. You can fulfil this dream in a high school, community college or even university. Being proficient in Mandarin Chinese and be well-known about its culture is a must to qualified this position.

Because language courses are in such high demand, being a Chinese teacher is an incredibly rewarding job. At the same time, this job allows you to share the joy of learning a new language with others.

  • Research Analyst: Known as the financial analyst as well, a research analyst is in charge of investigating and reporting to the hiring companies to better help the decision-making process.

When it comes to large companies that have competition in countries like China and other Mandarin-speaking nations, then having Chinese language skills will be a major plus when investigating information that may not be available in English.

  • Global Marketing Specialist: There is no doubt that global marketing is getting important more and more, especially when products have a worldwide presence. This position shares some similarity with the Research analyst. However, a global marketing specialist will focus more on a particular brand’s presence in other countries, including China.

If an International group is planning on marketing their product in China, the Chinese language skill is a must for this position then. Besides the language skill, of course, it also requires the ability of strong marketing, design, administration and financial skills.

You would have a chance to live and work in China to properly lead the marketing team there, so both written and spoken Chinese skill can benefit your working connection there.

Learning Chinese can benefit your future career by setting up a better relationship between you and your Chinese business partner or co-workers.

Being proficient in a specific language can not only make daily communication better but also your connections with local people.

When it comes to working team and business negotiations, it’s not just based on the language you can speak but also about how much you know about or how well you can understand their culture, habits and behaviours.

Learning the Chinese language can help you better communicate with your co-workers so a better-united team can be made too. Except for that, it’s also beneficial when related to a business meeting. Chinese people always tend to arrange lots of informal and formal gathering meals and meetings before the final call, just to build up the trust between two companies. It might be time-consuming, but that’s the way how Chinese people doing business. One of the key rules for an international company to follow when marketing to different areas with the different cultural background is the process of localization. It cannot succeed if the marketing team don’t want to follow it.  

Learning Chinese can benefit your future career by bringing you chances of getting a promotion or working overseas

The benefits of learning a second—or third, or eighth language—are hardly unique to the tech industry. According to MIT economist Albert Saiz, bilingual workers can earn more than their English-only counterparts, with different premiums for different languages. For example, fluency in Spanish will get you an extra 1.5%, while French is worth 2.3%. German speakers go one better, with a 3.8% bonus that could seriously add up over the course of a career.

Besides the paycheck, chances for working overseas may attract your attention too.

Globalization means that international companies need their products to be equally accessible to speakers of all different languages, making translators more important than ever.

That’s just one area of the job market where foreign language skills are a plus. There are plenty of programmers, business development, and customer support jobs where being bilingual is a requirement.

What’s more, like we mentioned in the first part, there are lots of overseas jobs that requiring for the Chinese language skill and you could be a competitive candidate for these position armed with your bilingual backgrounds.

What can a job that required Chinese language skills bring to you?

You may gain the chance to travel abroad—and make a living doing so. If you’ve wanted to travel abroad for years but haven’t had the financial means to do so, you’re in luck. Many of these jobs for Chinese speakers will pay you to work in a Mandarin-speaking country, including China, Malaysia or Singapore.

Language skills can stand you out from the crowds, for it represents that you’re also capable of dealing with multi-tasks and holding an open mind to things, as well as good quality such as persistence and discipline. That’s why the second language skill is often well-compensated. Many of these jobs boast a well-paid salary. Even if you aren’t in it for the money, having Chinese as a second language on your resume puts you at an advantage over people with little to no second language skills.

Your Chinese fluency can be improved. It’s hard to become fluent if you aren’t living in a Chinese-speaking country nor have few Chinese-speaking friends. However, you would pick up the speed and flow of a native speaker at a fast rate, when speaking Chinese becomes a must part of your job.

Some jobs value language skills over schooling. It can be tough finding a well-paying and rewarding position without at least four years of college under your belt. While most of these jobs require a bachelor’s degree, some require little to no college or academics. All you need is a high grade on the HSK exam and possibly some high school Chinese course experience.


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Joep | Netherlands

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I have been to Keats School for 4 times now. The reasons for coming back to this school is pretty much that the teachers I did work with were very good teachers. I make it a 5-year plan or even 10-year plan to come back to this school.  All the teachers have methods of looking at what your skills are. They are aware of at what level you are. I think it is worth for everyone.


Hilary | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I’ve had a really great time here. I’ve studied a lot with my teacher who was fantastic. Keats School tried very hard to match its students with really good teachers that their personality works very well together. I really enjoy the school and I will definitely come back.


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.


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 on traveling. You can just focus on learning Chinese.


Mike | オーストラリア

Small Group Chinese Class

I think Kunming is a great city, the weather is really good. I really like Keats school and found it is very organized. The teachers here are very good. They have a coffee shop and new classrooms, new lunge area here now, so you can chill out with your friends and practice your spoken Chinese with native. If you’re considering to come to Keats to study, I would really recommend it. It’s a great idea and I think it will be a great experience for you.



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.


Ida | Italy

Small Group Chinese Class

I have studied at Keats for 2 semesters. I highly recommend Keats School. If you are very interested in Chinese culture, I would suggest you come to Kunming. Kunming people are very friendly. The weather in Kunming is great. So I recommend that you study at Keats in Kunming.


Liam | UK

HSK Test Preparation Course

Last year I started studying Chinese at University. The reason that I came here is that currently, I’m preparing for the HSK 5 test. Also, I heard that this is one of the best schools to study Mandarin in China. After I came here I realized that Kunming is a pretty cool city to live in and with regards to the teachers’ teaching methods, I think they’re very professional. And I think the language environment is good so now I’m ready to take the HSK 5 .

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