Learning Mandarin is a great way to give your child a competitive advantage
For Future Business opportunities
China’s economy is now the 2nd largest and fastest growing of any of the major economies in the world. In time to come, it will exert an global economy influence that businesses, politicians and employees cannot ignore.
Made in China is a fact of life. China has become the factory of the World and is moving up the technology food chain, according to Nobel Prize Winner, Robert Mundell. Huge export opportunity to China! China is a huge export market for US and all other part of the World. 1/5th of the World’s population lives in China. Speaking Mandarin gives your child an edge in doing business with them in the future.
For Career in both Private and Government Sector
Chinese has become a must in Government! The Australia Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. The US Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geitner studied Chinese and attended Beijing University. The former Utah Governor, Ambassador to China, and Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is fluent in Chinese.
Knowing Chinese may give you an edge when competing for an important position. As reported by Bloomberg on 27 July 2007, Goldman Sachs Inc, the world’s most profitable investment bank then, couldn’t name the co-head of investment banking in Asia as CEO of its Beijing joint venture as his mandarin was not good enough.
Understanding Chinese Culture
Chinese culture is over 5,000 years old and there are big Chinese communities all over the world. Whether for business or to establish personal ties, knowing the language and also the culture is not only useful, but endears you to people you want to connect to and help prevent misunderstandings between Chinese and Western associates.
Knowing the culture help you understand what is behind the language, what makes it powerful and how it actually functions in Chinese society? To be at ease and effective in Chinese environment learning the language is half the battle, but knowing about the culture behind the language is the other.
Speaking Chinese may take more brainpower
Researchers in Britain have found that people who speak Mandarin Chinese use both sides of their brain to understand the language. There are also various educational researches that prove that Students who can write Chinese characters score higher in mathematics.