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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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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 studying Chinese at Keats and I will definitely come back.

Vanya

Vanya | BULGARIA

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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.

Hitanshu

Hitanshu | UK

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

It doesn’t matter what level of Chinese you have, or even you can start from the zero level. Your teacher will prepare the lessons according to your requirements. The advantage of living in the school is that you will have your tutoring, you will have your private accommodation with your own bathroom and all the meals provided. I highly recommend everybody to actually take the whole package because you get to meet other students.

Martine

Martine | France

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I really enjoy this place because we have private Mandarin lessons. I took the 6-hour program, 4 hours in the morning, 2 in the afternoon. Even though it is quite a lot, the teaching is complimentary. This is very helpful because I could review what I did before and learn new things. My 2 teachers are fantastic. We live in the school, so it is convenient. It is interesting to me to meet people from all over the world.

Paul

Paul | UK

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

All teachers are really lovely. The teaching level at Keats is so much higher. I really love the city. It is very comfortable to get around. I fully recommend Keats. It is a great place to study Chinese in China. We are looking forward to coming back again later this year.

Sylvia

Sylvia | USA

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One thing I really liked was that I was able to work with my teacher to make an individual plan of study. Another really nice thing is that you live at the school, you feel completely safe.  You always have a group of people who are willing to do things with you on the weekends or in the evenings. They are serving you all the 3 meals a day, the food was excellent.

Alibaba

Alibaba | USA

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Kunming is a fantastic city. The weather here is great. The school is excellent. The instructors are very helpful, very friendly. I strongly recommend that anybody who is looking for a Chinese language school in China come here to study. Kunming and Keats school are much better than any other place.

Andrew

Andrew | USA

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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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