Learn Chinese Today
China has been growing steadily for the past 25 years and is undeniably going to be one of the world powers in the not too distant future. With it comes the importance of the Chinese culture and language. There are some 1.3 billion people in China making Chinese by far the most spoken language in the world.
Whereas English is the de facto international language currently, there is no guarantee that it will still be in 50 years time. But even if English remains the standard international language, the use of Chinese will become more and more widespread and being able to speak Chinese is an advantage when you are visiting China. Just knowing the minimum will enable you to, say, order food in a restaurant; ask for directions; request various services in your hotel; organise local tours of your own and so on. Surprisingly, this does not require much hard work.
Capable of speaking a little bit of Chinese might win you Chinese business contracts or land you a well paid job in China. This is not wishful thinking, this is quite likely to happen.
Chinese is not an easy language to learn, but at the same time, it is not as difficult as you think. You just need an open mind to learn Chinese. Having some basic knowledge of the Chinese culture is also very helpful in learning the language. Because the origin is different, Chinese is fundermentally different from English and French. But once you have grasped the key points, learning it can be quite easy and certainly very rewarding.
If you are interested in learning Chinese, do it today. Don't wait. The earlier you start the first step the better.
Learn To Speak Chinese Today