If you are still wondering why should one learn Mandarin, perhaps this could help!
Did you know that Mark Zuckerberg learnt Mandarin? Yes, we are talking of the CEO of Facebook and he is just one among many influential CEOs who have invested in learning the Chinese language and culture for ease of doing business.
Chinese language is the official language in six countries and it’s one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Spoken by over 1.2 billion people in the world, Mandarin is considered as one of the most spoken language worldwide.
China is a country with booming economy and it is very likely that one of your clients, suppliers or colleagues will speak Mandarin. With the increasing ties and trade with China, learning this language can unlock more job opportunities and provides competitive advantages for doing business. Similarly, with the increasing flow of tourists from China, even the hotel industry has been encouraging their staff to learn Mandarin ease of communications with clients.
As for those willing to study in Chinese speaking countries, certain Universities would require you to have already reached an HSK 4 at the time of enrollment, specially if your programme of study is conducted in Mandarin. These conditions vary according to University.