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Is It Useful to Learn Chinese?

Learning a second language can help individuals advance their careers and bring more fun and meaning into their personal lives. However, it is a long-term mission that costs both your time and money. You have to invest in lots before you get a payoff later. Therefore, it’s natural if you’re hesitating to take your action to enroll in a Chinese language class and ask the question, is it useful to learn the Chinese language?

The answer is YES, especially when you’re interested in Chinese culture and plan to develop a career-relevant to China in the future, which is inevitable due to globalization.

It is useful to learn the Chinese language for it can broaden your horizon and strengthen your willpower.

One of the obvious functions of learning a new language is broadening your knowledge by learning the magnificent culture and history carried behind the language. Chinese culture is colorful and profound, and you would have a rare chance to experience the authentic part of these contents if you don’t learn the Chinese language, for you cannot appreciate these contents through the original view.

Besides all the splendid cultures that you can reach through the new language, you can also train yourself to be focused on the goal and strengthen your persistence at the same time.

Many Mandarin learners find that they become capable of focusing on the learning goals after starting learning the Chinese language. They used to give up on things quickly, but learning Mandarin cultivates their good learning habits, so they wouldn’t give up as easily as before.

Learning the Chinese language can broaden their horizons and strengthen their willpower, which is a very outstanding quality of an individual.   

It is useful to learn the Chinese language to expand your business or bring more job opportunities.

In recent decades, China’s economy keeps growing and booming, which attracts and stimulates many people to continue to search for their luck in this land of the future. Chinese language skill is a beneficial key to open the door for you to enter this field. I’m not saying that speaking Chinese or communicating with local Chinese people can make you money or bring you a fortune. However, it will help you transit smoother while working in China or help you enjoy your daily working communication with your Chinese colleagues better.

Chinese language skills can also help you gain a competitive advantage in the business world.

Bilingual ability indicates your advantage in an open mind, multi-task ability, and adapting to new things. This skill can greatly empower your CV and open up new job opportunities in Asia, for Chinese Mandarin is practiced in China and other Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.   

It is useful to learn the Chinese language to exercise your brain and bring you a new way of thinking.

To learn a new language, you would have to put lots of effort into it, including your time, money, and attention. During this process, you would have to work out your brain hard, too, because you will have to change your way of thinking when learning a different new language.

Your ability to remember chunks of information will be skyrocketed too. That’s probably because learning how to memorize hanzi, the Chinese characters, will teach the learner practical ways to remember complex things.

Check out the post 6 BEST WAYS TO LEARN CHINESE CHARACTERS to help you better learn Chinese characters.

Besides, when learning the Chinese language, you are learning a whole new way of thinking, and with that, you have a whole new way to read! Imagine how wonderful and pleasant it is to just sit down and read magazines in the language they were meant for. There is no more concern about being lost in translation, just what the author intended the meanings to be.

It is useful to learn the Chinese language to make your traveling in China easier and more convenient.

Besides the above, learning the Chinese language is also useful for your traveling time in China. China is a huge country with vast land and territory. In different areas of this country, people use different local dialects to deliver daily communication, and only a few amounts of the population can communicate in fluent English. It can be a great bother during your trip to China if you don’t know the Chinese language at all.

But things can be different if you can talk to locals directly in fluent Mandarin Chinese. Mandarin Chinese is the official language in China and is generally spoken in this country no matter where you’re.

With this language skill, the tension of traveling in a foreign land could be eased greatly.

The better thing is that you can travel and study at the same time. At Keats School, you can choose the STUDY&TOUR program in China to join in, then you can combine your language learning and traveling plan together. You will have a wonderful memory of your life after traveling in Yunnan province, where Keats School is located.

It is useful to learn the Chinese language, for it can also help you build up your self-efficacy.  

Except for the fact that learning the Chinese language can strengthen one’s mind, it can also help an individual to build up self-efficacy through accumulating their confidence in the ability to take on important responsibilities and achieve goals.

This is an essential quality for a person that will pay off immensely in a lifelong time.

Is it useful to learn Chinese? I think you already have your answer after reading through this article. The ability to read and speak the Chinese language is not omnipotent. This skill is useless if you have no ambition or willingness to open yourself to neither the vast world nor being eager to explore and enjoy more parts of the world. However, if you want to achieve more and go further, learning the Chinese language is definitely a useful skill, and it is worth all your sweat.

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Josh | USA

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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 of the best teachers I have ever had in my educational experience. She comes in with a smile every day.

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嶋田京子 | Japan

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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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Claudia | Australia

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I’ve been at Keats school and Kunming now for one month doing the one-on-one Chinese lessons with two different teachers. I really enjoy it. Both of my teachers are very friendly and patient. They really helped me to improve my Chinese, both of my reading and speaking. I really enjoy studying Chinese in Kunming as well. This city is really beautiful and the weather is nice, the air is clean. It’s one of the best cities in China to study Chinese.

Hilary

Hilary | USA

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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 studying Chinese at Keats and I will definitely come back.

Jean

Jean | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I can’t tell you how much I liked it. The thing I liked about the teachers and the teaching method is that there is so much flexibility. The other thing I liked about the teaching is the combination of classic textbook learning and going outside. I loved it! I like getting to know other students. Everybody shared the same goal and that’s making their Chinese better. Kunming is a big city, but it is very safe to live here. Another thing I liked about Keats is the idea that people here help you. I can’t recommend it enough. I think it was a valuable experience. Looking forward to coming back!

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Ramji | USA

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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.

Mike

Mike | Australia

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, a new lounge area here now, so you can chill out with your friends and practice your spoken Chinese with natives. If you’re considering coming to Keats to study, I would really recommend it. It’s the best place to learn Mandarin and I think it will be a great experience for you.

 

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Judith | USA

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Listening and speaking in the classroom every day has improved my communication skills. After three weeks, my new words and sentences became more and more natural and fluent. Now I am used to thinking in Chinese, and I understand better what other people say, to be able to have real conversations with other people.

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