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Is It Useful to Learn Chinese?

Learning a second language can help an individual advance his/her career and also bring more fun and meaning into his/her personal life. However, it is a long-term mission that costs both your time and money. You have to invest in lots before you get a pay off later. Therefore, it’s natural if you’re hesitating to take your action to enrol 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 planning to develop a career that relevant to China in the future, which is inevitable due to the 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 that you can broaden your knowledge through learning the magnificent culture and history carried behind the language. Chinese culture is colourful and profound and you would have 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 maintaining focus on the learning goals after starting learning the Chinese language. They used to give up on things pretty quickly but learning Mandarin cultivates their good learning habits, so they wouldn’t give up that easily as previous.

Learning the Chinese language can not only broaden their horizons but also strengthen their willpower, which is a very outstanding quality of an individual.   

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

In recent decades, China’s economy keeps growing and booming, which attracts and stimulate continuously a bunch of people to search for their luck in this land of the future. Chinese language skill is a very useful key to open the door for you to enter this field. I’m not saying that being able to speak Chinese or communicate 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 skill 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 also the ability to adapt to new things. This skill can greatly empower your CV and open up new job opportunities in Asia, for Chinese Mandarin is not only practised in China but also other Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.   

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

To learn a new language, you would have to put lots of efforts 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 train the learner practical ways to memories 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 meanings to be.

It is useful to learn the Chinese language for it can make your travelling in China easier and more convenient.

Besides above, learning the Chinese language is also useful for your travelling 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 generally spoken in this country no matter where you’re.

With this language skill, the tension of travelling 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 to join in then you can combine your language learning and travelling plan together. You will have a wonderful memory of your life after travelling in Yunnan province, where Keats School located in.

It is useful to learn the Chinese language for it can also help you to 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 his/her confidence in the ability to take on important responsibilities and also the ability to achieve goals.

This is a very important quality for a person that will pay off immensely in a life long time.

Is it useful to learn Chinese? I think you already have your answer after reading through this article. The ability of reading and speaking 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 do want to achieve more and go further, learning the Chinese language is definitely a useful skill and it worth all your sweat.

Which Chinese Language Program
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Joep

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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