What use is there to learning Mandarin?
My own motivation is simply that Mandarin interests me. There have been some bonuses. I've made some friends I wouldn't have otherwise, had some conversations I could'nt have otherwise, gotten a hint of a little different perspective of looking at things. For me these things alone are sufficient. However, if I turn my thoughts to the practical, what sort of opportunities are there for westerners(non-native speakers) that speak Chinese and want to be gainfully employed in some capacity that requires that skill? What level of skill is required?
Not sure if your comment is appropriate? Check our Commenting Policy first.
New lesson idea? Please contact us.