Learning Mandarin – Our Advice
Learning Mandarin is not just about studying Chinese books, doing homework or memorizing vocabulary. Studying Mandarin is also about having fun. Go ahead and use all the features you can on our website and study Chinese for free with LTL.
If you are interested in a course with LTL Mandarin School we have a whole host of options suited and tailored to your needs. We provide full time Chinese courses in Beijing and also in Shanghai. If you are after a more immersive experience then it’s worth checking out our Chinese immersion programs in Chengde.
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Why Learn Mandarin?
Would you like to learn mandarin? It can seem like a really daunting task at first, but there are lots of reasons why it’s a great idea. Here are our top four:
1. Challenge Yourself
Learning Chinese is definitely a great challenge, once you start learning mandarin you’ll find that getting to a basic level of communication in is no where near as difficult to learn as you first think. Although Mandarin is a tonal language and uses characters rather than an alphabet, many other aspects are much simpler than other languages. For example there are no tenses, no genders, and no cases.
Mandarin is the world’s most spoken native language. More people speak Chinese as their mother tongue than English, Spanish and Arabic combined. Once you learn to communicate in mandarin that an extra billion people on this planet that you can talk to.
Learning any language will introduce you to whole new culture, draw you into a new community and enable you to participate in that community. Studying mandarin is a great opportunity to really understand Chinese culture in depth, learn about China’s famously long history, and embrace lots of new cultural experiences.
4. Business and Career
Learning mandarin and gaining an understanding of Chinese culture is a great advantage to anyone working in company doing business with China. In addition to mainland China, Mandarin is often spoken in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Brunei, Philippines and Mongolia. So speaking Chinese is an asset to anyone doing business in Asia in particular. As China is currently the world’s second largest economy and has such a vast potential market, learning mandarin could open doors all around the world. Don’t forget to check out our blog about how learning mandarin can benefit your career.