Why You Should Consider Learning Chinese Today: And some advice on how to find a good Chinese tuition centre
It doesn’t take an expert linguist to learn a great and widely known language like Chinese. “Contrary to popular belief, Chinese languages like Mandarin have easy grammatical structures and familiar tones that we can easily identify with,” said Marla, who taught a Mandarin enrichment class in Singapore back in 2015.
Rachel who had the privilege of learning Mandarin in a good Chinese tuition centre in Singapore shared how she chose the right institution of learning, “I looked directly at the descriptions of their subjects. I even asked the qualifications of their tutors. As much as possible, I want a native speaker who can also very well communicate in English to be the one to educate me about the rudimentary as well as the complexities of the language. My advice is to also compare the services of other tutorial centres including their prices, facilities, modules, among others. You have to carefully choose the right centre that will best cater to your need as a new learner of a foreign language.”
You might not be realizing the value of learning foreign language like Chinese because you don’t see the need for it. But you are definitely mistaken. In fact, successful businessmen and famous technological innovators like Mark Zuckerberg opted to learn Chinese as they see how being good with the language can help broaden their reach in terms of aiming for global standards and communicating to more people. We know for a fact that Chinese people are everywhere—that’s why it’s rare for a country not to have its own Chinatown.
Kyla, who had a personal Mandarin tutor when she relocated in Singapore last year, shared that she was surprised at how fascinating it is to learn Mandarin as her third language, “My first language is Filipino and we speak good English in the Philippines—it’s basically our secondary language there, or even for some, their native language if they speak it primarily at home or on international schools. Chinese has always fascinated me because I am ¼ Chinese through my grandparents who were originally from Shanghai. But I never learned the language as a kid because in school, we were taught to use Filipino and English through textbooks and as medium of instructions and communications. I didn’t know Mandarin is an easy language to master. My tutor has good learning techniques that he shared with me. I didn’t have to force myself to memorize words because the manner of his teaching is more situational and conversational so it was easy for me to associate the word when I remember how it is used in a particular occasion.”
“Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world with approximately 1,197,000,000 people speaking Chinese, of which 873,000 million speak Mandarin, according to infoplease.com therefore 14% of the global population speaking Chinese,” as the article 10 Reasons why you should learn Mandarin chronicled. The article, which was posted at accent.gg, also mentioned how Chinese is also a major language in other Asia countries, “As well as China, Mandarin is spoken in countries such as Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Philippines and Mongolia so if you do business in these countries then it would be beneficial to converse in their language.”