Mandarin is the national language of China and Chinese is the most
widely spoken language in the world. By learning Mandarin you
will be able to speak with more people than any other language-
Mandarin is comparatively spoken by fewer non-Chinese than most
European languages spoken by non-natives of their respective
countries. That means there is a greater demand for Chinese
since fewer Westerners are able to speak it.
China is rapidly becoming a world economic power as it opens its
doors to foreign investment expands its infrastructure. Those
who know Chinese will be valuable to business.
The Chinese population is rapidly expanding its online
presence. It will become increasingly useful for online
Some Challenges in Learning Mandarin
Mandarin is a
tonal language. Words must be spoken at
the right pitch to convey the correct meaning or be understood.
Many Mandarin sounds are different than those of Western
The Chinese writing system is extremely difficult.