Most parents are aware of how important it is for their children to learn a foreign language, but few know the advantages that our Mandarin Chinese classes offer, which students take throughout the school year.
Advantages of the Chinese Language School
Mandarin Chinese grammar is fairly simple so if children become familiar with how it sounds from a young age, it will be much easier for them to integrate this language as an additional form of expression. In doing so, they will subsequently be able to reach a high level, or even become bilingual.
In addition, psychologists have found out that Chinese lessons stimulate children’s creativity, develop memory and facilitate multitasking ability. As Chinese is so different from other languages, learning it proves to be a very stimulating task for the brain.
Just look at the diversity and richness of Chinese painting and its calligraphy! It’s a unique thing. Chinese calligraphy is comprised of nearly 60,000 signs. Even the best writers do not know all the signs, as around 3,000 are used in everyday life. That’s why many experts claim that Chinese courses encourage the development of artistic skills.
Four reasons to learn Chinese
As the Chinese proverb goes: ‘Being aware of one’s ignorance is the best part of knowledge’ That’s why, as we found on infoidiomas.com, the following are four compelling reasons to take Chinese classes.
- The importance of Chinese in the world. We are talking about the most widely- spoken language in the world, with more than one billion speakers (1/5 part of the world’s population); it is the second most widely used in the Internet, and the official language of the world’s second-largest economic power. But there’s even more. Experts point out that in a few years, Chinese will become the official language throughout Asia.
- It will open doors to many companies. More and more companies, especially the biggest ones, are expecting job candidates to learn at least a little Chinese. Since China is the world’s second-largest economic power, corporations are trying to establish a greater number of trade agreements with this emerging country. In addition, the Chinese community is the fourth largest community in Spain, so even small companies, hotels, and the catering sector in general, are starting to look for staff capable of communicating in this language.
- It is not as difficult as it may seem. In Chinese there is no gender, no plural, and verb tenses are much less complex, as is the grammar in general. Its difficulty lies mainly in the ideograms that make up the Chinese alphabet and its phonetics-a problem that you can solve by using the Latin alphabet or Pin Yin.
In any case, it is estimated that in just 6 months of Chinese lessons, the student will learn the 500 words that are necessary to gain a basic level.
- A great way to learn more about the Asian culture. Learning a new language allows us to get in touch with its literature, philosophy, filmography and music. And in the case of the Chinese language, all of this is even more true. As Westerners, Chinese Culture and History are often unknown to us and this allows us to understand and learn even more.
Chinese lessons in Casvi
All of these are sufficient reasons for Casvi to have taken the initiative to introduce Chinese lessons as part of the curriculum, a plan that started over a decade ago.
From 5th grade to 10th grade, our students not only learn this language in a fun way; but they also learn about the Chinese culture. For this reason, they work in small groups and with native teachers and they are prepared to take the Confucius Institute official exams and obtain great results.