Mandarin is the national language of China. Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. More than one billion of the world's population are Chinese speakers. The Chinese population is already one fifth of the population of the world and is rapidly expanding its presence everywhere. Modern Standard Chinese is an official language of the United Nations.
Learning Mandarin is more than learning a language, it enables you to explore one of the most ancient culture of the world. It can easily become a life involvement. Knowing the Chinese language will enable you to communicate better with Chinese speaking people and provide you with a better understanding of Chinese culture. By learning Mandarin you will be able to speak with more people than any other language- including English. 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. Furtehr more, the Chinese population is rapidly expanding its online presence. It will become increasingly useful for online communication.
Mandarin is also an open door to a huge job market in all of the countries where Mandarin is the language of commerce like Mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore. Learning Chinese today can help make a better future for you. Abundant opportunities for government and business careers as well as scientific and cultural exchanges await the student of Chinese. The China market is blossoming after decades of global isolation. As 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. In the past, foreigners learn Chinese because they are interested in Chinese language and culture. Today however, one can speak and use Chinese means he has more chances of getting a higher paying job.
Introductory Mandarin is the first in a series of six courses designed to teach you how to speak Mandarin Chinese. This course will introduce you to the basic language you will need to eat, live, and get around in Mandarin speaking countries.
Since this is a language course, we recommend taking this course with a friend or group of friends. Practicing with others by speaking the language will help you learn it more effectively. Additionally, Mandarin is a tonal language, which means that in order to truly master it, you will need to say the words out loud! Join the community of over 900 million native Mandarin speakers and start learning today!