Benefits of Learning Chinese as a New Language

Do you want to do something meaningful and invest your time for your self-development? Well, learning a new language will be beneficial for you! 

Living in Singapore, we have many languages, and one of them is Chinese. We have gathered several strong point on why you should pick up Chinese as a new language:

1. Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world

Some of you may think that English is the most widely spoken language in the world, but statistics prove that it is not. In fact, Chinese is the most widely spoken language with 1.31 billion speakers around the world. Interesting, isn’t it? In Singapore, 70% of the population speaks Chinese too. Therefore, Chinese has become an integral part of Singapore. If you can speak Chinese, you will be able to immerse into the community and build rapport with the people.

The World's Most Spoken Languages

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2. Great for career purposes

Learning Chinese as a new language could potentially boost your career prospects. You can gain relevant language skills required for various jobs. Some job vacancies even list Chinese proficiency as one of the skills required for applying. Learning new skills could show employers that you are passionate about improving yourself and making it most likely for them to hire you. Other than that, if you have a business which involves Chinese people (for example: import/export business), then learning Chinese is a must. Because, otherwise you will not be able to communicate with the Chinese suppliers. By not using an import agent and communicating with the suppliers themselves, you may save more cost than you imagine. This is because you can directly negotiate with the sellers and ask for discounts. 

3. Growth of China as a super economy

China has become an economic powerhouse in today’s modern world. Industry revolution drives further development of China as a country. Everywhere you look, you can see many things made in China. This further proves China’s power as a country. The majority of Chinese people can’t speak English, so to navigate well in China and win Chinese people’s trust, the first and most important weapon lies in your Chinese language skills. The ability to speak Chinese will definitely help you, whether you are looking to study in China or work there in the future.

4. Learning Chinese is a productive and worthwhile activity

Everyone is free to spend their free time doing whatever they want, from binge-watching Netflix shows or scrolling through social media. But, when it comes to a productive activity, learning a new language is unbeatable. You can enjoy the benefits of learning Chinese as a new language both in the short-term and long term. Even if you just commit one hour or two a day to learn Chinese, it is still more time spent doing something productive and worthwhile.

5. Easily communicate with people on your travels

If you like traveling to different places in the world, then learning Chinese is the way for you! Chinese is widely used in many countries, including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, and even the United States and Canada. This makes it easier for you to communicate with different people and make your travels more convenient.

6. Understanding a whole new culture and traditions

Experts say language and culture heavily affects each other. So, by learning Chinese as a new language, you also gain understanding about a whole new culture and traditions. Chinese culture is one of the world’s oldest cultures which originated thousands of years ago. By learning Chinese, you can immerse yourself in the rich historical cultures and latest happenings in China.  Learning Chinese can also let you get first hand information about China because what the Western media shares about China may just be a Western perspective. Throughout your learning progress, you can pick up some useful Chinese words and phrases while at the same time learning about Chinese culture. For example: learning about animals’ names in Chinese may also make you gain insights about Chinese zodiacs which are an important part of Chinese culture.

12 Chinese Zodiacs

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Learning Chinese as a new language may not be easy. It certainly requires time and effort. That is why Elite is here for you. Elite Chinese will help you learn Chinese in Singapore by providing a structured and fun learning environment. Here, you can develop yourself fully without the fear of missing out. Click the button below to register yourself to a FREE trial class.

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