Some predict “When students enter into society, China will be the largest economy in the world”. Others say “Learning Mandarin is the absolute best investments you can make”.
Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world and one of the six official languages of the UN.
Steeped in history, it is different from Western languages in its appearance and sound and it is said that the process of learning Mandarin will enhance the development of your cognitive skills. With China’s booming economy, having an understanding of Chinese language and culture could give you an advantage in the future. So why not learn a language that has seen thousands of years of history yet is very modern?
The lessons will be conducted mainly in Mandarin and you will also have conversation lessons with a native speaker. The course features familiar and popular themes as well as some new content that provides clear links to some of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of the culture of the Chinese-speaking world. The course offers a choice of literary texts and films that includes contemporary and more classical titles, together with authentic source materials from China and the wider Chinese-speaking world.
You could continue your study at university or combine it with business, law or economics.
Many UK universities are introducing new courses incorporating Mandarin, reflecting an interest in Chinese language and culture. Although the grammar is relatively simple, students will have to be committed to learning characters.
A different language is a different vision of life.