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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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Robert

Robert | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

Since last semester, we started studying Chinese at Keats. It was the best choice we can ever make. It is a really good school. The classes are a lot of fun, you learn a lot, but very interactive, so you talk a lot which means it is not just books and writing. Kunming is a really pleasant city to live in, especially if you compare it to other cities in the east. If you like to travel, if you like to study Chinese in a fun way, Keats has the best Chinese language program for you.

Joep

Joep | Netherlands

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I have been to Keats School to learn Chinese for 4 times now. The reason for coming back to this school is pretty much that the teachers I did work with were very good Chinese teachers. I make it a 5-year plan or even a 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.

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 course? 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.

Viktor

Viktor | Switzerland

Small Group Chinese Class

My school is amazing. I recommend Keats School because it is a more convenient way to learn Chinese in Kunming.

Richard

Richard | UK

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

This is my second time coming. Last year, I also came for about 12 weeks. This time I came for 13 weeks of a summer program in China. The reason why I particularly want to come to this school was because of the one-on-one classes. I was able to increase my level and learn Chinese more quickly than in group classes. If I have a chance again to come next year, I certainly will.

Simon

Simon | UK & France

Small Group Chinese Class

The visa application was really straightforward, because Keats School helps us a lot with that. Keats has a big emphasis on conversational practice, so we learn a lot of vocabulary and daily life plans which is very convenient for us to go around town and speak with Chinese people which is the whole point of learning Chinese in China.

Stew

Stew | UK

Small Group Chinese Class

The place is very cool. I am with a great group of people in my class, so coming to classes is very enjoyable. It is fun, we have a lot of discussions, games, activities. Our teachers are also very good, very supportive. Learning Chinese is intimidating at the start because you have so many questions. But I would advise coming to Keats because the atmosphere for learning is great. It is very relaxing. I would recommend the school.

Sylvia

Sylvia | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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.

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