The Benefits of Learning Chinese, and How It Can Help You in the Future
Joey, Year 11, Century Park Campus.
Learning a new language can be a challenge; however, it also brings many advantages with it. Physiological studies have actually found that learning to speak more than one language helps the brain with cognitive processes. Essentially, learning a foreign language allows you to develop your intelligence, build multitasking skills, improve your memory and decision-making skills, and more.
However, why should we learn Chinese specifically? Here are some key reasons. First, not only is China’s population huge, but its economy is growing at a rapid rate, and it is one of the only countries in the world whose economy is increasing at a steady rate for the past few years. Many have said that China is a country that will continue playing a huge role in the world’s future. It is, for now, still the world’s biggest exporter. If you are thinking of starting a product line or business, it is highly likely that you will be communicating with Chinese manufacturers. Learning Chinese will allow you to acquire communication skills which will benefit you in all different areas of your life.
As a foreigner, learning to speak Chinese may help your prospects of obtaining a lucrative career in the future since there is a huge demand for people who can speak both Chinese and English. Learning Chinese will definitely give you an advantage when considering job opportunities in the future.
Furthermore, learning Chinese is not as hard as some people make it out to be. Chinese has no tenses, no cases, and simple grammar. It’s relatively easy once you memorise and know its writing system. There are many APPs and websites online nowadays that make learning Chinese fun and easy at the same time.
So really, what is there to stop you from learning Chinese? It allows you to improve your life in many areas, helps you learn more about a culture, and it also prepares you for a better future!