A few good reasons for learning (Mandarin) Chinese
Mandarin Chinese is spoken by an enormous amount of people worldwide.
To estimate the total number of Chinese-speaking people is difficult
as there exist differing viewpoints on wether all Chinese varieties
and dialects should be taken into account. However, the number
of Chinese speaking people probably exceeds a billion! This
makes Chinese the most common language of the world.
- Business & Education
Obviously, proficiency in the language spoken by the highest amount
of speakers world wide looks good on any CV!
- Culture & Entertainment
Chinese culture has been leading for centuries with the invention
of paper, gunpowder and their writing systems centuries before
comparable discoveries took place in Europe. Chinese food, calligraphy,
TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine), acupuncture, tai'chi and feng
shui have especially sparked a fascination in Europe and North
America. Chinese opera
is a fascinating and elaborate art form