Why Study Chinese Mandarin?

Did you know that China is the most populous nation in the world with 1.36 billion people? It is the second-largest economy in the world however Economist predicted that by 2018, China will surpass the United States as the biggest international powerhouse. In addition, the World Tourism Organisation predicted that by 2020 some 100 million Chinese will be travelling overseas. Mandarin, China’s official language is also the top business language worldwide other than English, according to Bloomberg’s ranking. Chinese Mandarin, spoken by over 955 million people as their primary language, scored highest in a ranking of languages, excluding English, based on business usefulness. With these facts, it is undoubtedly very important from a long term perspective for our Children to learn Chinese Mandarin as a second language. It will give them that edge to distinguish themselves from others later on in life, in their career and in their businesses.