Why learn Chinese in a Chinese Language School?
Are you considering learning the Chinese language or improving your Chinese language skills?
China is a vast country that takes time and patience to discover, it is estimated that it would take almost a lifetime to discover this uniquely captivating country. Travelling in China will broaden your mind while captivating your heart. Quiz any traveller or Chinese language learner that has experienced China, they will praise the Chinese people for their courteous, good-natured manners. Even though the customs and way of life can be odd for occidental people, with your wide eyes and clear mind you will appreciate how fortunate you are to experience this compelling country and learn the Chinese language.
Prepare yourself for a culture shock: a majestic landscape combined with a wonderful culture and history is an exciting adventure to undertake while learning the Chinese language.
Study Chinese in China!!
Quick Facts About China
- People's Republic of China
- Beijing (Peking)
- Largest City
- 9.571.302 km²
- 1,339 Billion (2010 data)
- Head of State
- Hu Jintao
- Chinese Yuan
- Oficial Language
- Modern Standard Chinese, also known as Mandarin
Spoken as a first language by one-fifth of the world, and with China becoming more influential on the global and economic markets, Chinese is increasingly important to learn.
While there are many different dialects, Mandarin is the most widely used with about 850 million native speakers. It is a common language throughout China for people from different regions who need to communicate.
In Northern China Mandarin is used in general conversation, giving you plenty of opportunity to use your new language skills every day. While Mandarin is spoken for business and education in southern cities such as Shanghai, the prevalence of local dialects means practice outside the office or classroom is limited.
There are some tips and tricks that a trained teacher will use to help you master reading and writing. While some basic characters are considered to be pictograms, most contain at least some phonetic element that gives a clue to pronunciation.
Chinese words are represented in the Latin alphabet using a system called "pinyin". Pinyin uses markers that show the tones of all words; these tones can also be expressed numerically. There are 4 basic tones in Mandarin, as well as a 5th neutral tone.
Why learn Chinese in China?
- Every fifth person in the world is Chinese.
- increasing global and economic importance of China.
- increasing number of Chinese tourists in Europe.
- In the job market it will become more and more of an asset to be able to speak and understand Chinese.
- China is the third largest country in the world.