January 17, 2020
Considering Learning Chinese in China in 2020?
The benefits of language learning are well documented. Learning a new language can enhance your problem-solving skills, improve your memory function, and elevate your capacity for creative thinking, to name a few.
But why should YOU learn Chinese in China this year? Maybe you’re looking for new economic opportunities or you’d simply like to meet new friends from around the world. Whatever your reason, The Chinese Language Institute is here to support you on your language learning journey! Read on for CLI’s top 5 reasons to learn Chinese in China in 2020.
Top 5 Reasons to Learn Chinese in 2020
1. Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world
With over 1 billion speakers, you are guaranteed to meet native Chinese speakers all over the world. Every interaction we have is an opportunity to make new connections and experience a new culture firsthand. Chinese people in general are exceptionally warm and welcoming and they will definitely appreciate your efforts to learn their language!
2. The Chinese language is a portal into an amazing culture
Maybe you want to explore the ancient classics or learn about Daoism, or maybe you just love Chinese food and want an excuse to eat more Gong Bao chicken. Speaking Chinese opens the gateway to a deeper understanding of 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture.
3. Chinese proficiency creates countless economic opportunities
China’s economy has developed so much over the 40 years that it is now the largest in the world by purchasing power parity (PPP). There are now countless professional opportunities—and increasingly so—for those interested in working in China. Proficiency in the Chinese language puts you several steps ahead of other candidates and is often a requirement for those who wish to work in China or with Chinese clients.
4. Chinese proficiency unlocks easy travel in the Middle Kingdom
Traveling in China without speaking the language can be quite challenging. Other than in major international cities like Shanghai, speaking Chinese is an essential part of daily life as many locals do not speak English. Master the Chinese language and gain unique access to the countless amazing wonders China has to offer.
5. Language acquisition advances your brain function!
Multiple studies show the cognitive benefits of language learning. There’s possibly no better way to reap these benefits than to study Chinese, a language that is likely very different from what you might have studied before. Imagine communicating using a language that uses no conjugations and no plurals, all whilst using a written form that consists of profound meanings derived from logograms. 太神奇了吧！
We Welcome You to Beautiful Guilin!
Making the decision to learn Chinese in China has a profound positive impact on those who take the leap. We invite you to Guilin, frequently sited as China’s most beautiful city, to learn Chinese at The Chinese Language Institute. 在中国见！