Mandarin Chinese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with 16 per cent of the global population speaking it (about 1.3 billion speakers).
Furthermore, there are three primary dialects of Chinese: Mandarin, Yue, and Wu. Mandarin is the most widely used dialect.
Let’s now see how you can learn Mandarin and what would be the advantages of learning the language.
Mandarin is undoubtedly one of the most advantageous languages in the world. It is most definitely extremely beneficial as well as influential.
Learning the language is bound to help you expand your job opportunities and career prospects in the future. While there is no doubt in regards to the advantages nature of Mandarin, it still is very important for any individual evening to master the language to explore all the benefits of a language has to offer along with all the methodologies that they can opt for in order to master the language. There are multiple different methodologies that any individual can choose from. Out of which three major methodologies are widely accepted and utilised. Therefore, in this blog, we will discuss how you can learn Mandarin through these methodologies and would learning Mandarin be advantageous.
The first methodology is the immersion method. In this methodology, an individual travels to the country where the target language is spoken commonly.
Here, the individual lives among the natives, along with the natives and like the natives. Basically, the individual would be forced to utilise the language and learn all the different skills including speaking skills, writing skills, reading skills and listening skills of learning the language. This is considered to be the most natural way of mastering any language including Mandarin Chinese. With that said, it is also considered to be one of the toughest as well as most expensive ways of mastering the language.
The second methodology is through enrolling on classes and opting for a teacher.
This is the most commonly utilised methodology to learn any language including Mandarin Chinese. In this method, an individual either looks out for a teacher or a tutor or simply enrol into classes through which they can learn their target language. A professional tutor or a teacher or a class that provides a professional teacher helps an individual in learning the language in the best manner possible as the said teacher would help guide the individual through the entire process.
The final methodology used is self-learning. This methodology is not optimal for a language like Mandarin.
This is because in self-learning the individual solely depends on the resources that they collect. An individual must prepare a specific and rigid timetable for themselves along with mastering the language through all the resources including newspapers, books, articles, magazines, etc that they can get their hands on. With that said, the same is not considered to be useful when it comes to Languages as tough as Mandarin.
Let’s now have a look at all the benefits of mastering Mandarin.
The primary benefit of learning Chinese has to be the fact that you would be able to speak to over 1.3 billion Mandarin speakers across the globe or almost 16% of the entire world’s population.
The second major benefit of mastering the language is the fact that it is extremely tough to master.
I know how that sounds but bear with me. The fact that it is so tough will actually help you gain a competitive advantage over the rest of your colleagues. This is because Mandarin requires an immense amount Of time and effort. This would also be noticed by the employer simply through your knowledge of Mandarin.
Additionally, in recent years, the Chinese market has greatly contributed to the economic growth of the global market.
This has greatly increased the import and export trade of the world and hence has created many different job opportunities and job vacancies for different individuals across the globe.
In this blog, we have discussed all the major methodologies utilised for learning Mandarin along with the three major benefits of learning Mandarin.
In order to avail all the benefits of learning Chinese, you simply have to learn Mandarin. There is no other way to enjoy all the benefits that this language has to offer. In order to learn Mandarin, we have mentioned certain methodologies that you can opt for along with the best methodology that you can use to learn this specific language.