Learn Chinese Online – 5 Reasons You Should Learn Chinese

1. 1.4 Billion of the World’s Population Speak Chinese-China is the world’s most populous country and plenty of people in other countries speak Chinese as well. Once you start learning, you’ll be running into native speakers right and left. Opportunities to practice and learn the language will pop out everywhere. If you can speak their language, you’ll develop new friendships which will benefit both of you.

2. Your Resume Will Look Great-Chinese isn’t taught in many schools in the United States, I’m not even sure where one could learn this language in my city. (Another reason why online learning is such a wonderful tool.) Once you are proficient, you can add your knowledge of the language to your resume and make a great impression on your future employer.

3. Increased Business Opportunities– You will definitely have an ‘in’ if you can speak Chinese when your company goes into its next business deal with a company from China or owned by a Chinese speaker. You will also be able to better understand them

4. Gain Cultural Insights– As a child I remember China being such a mysterious country. Now that I have learned the language and traveled around China, I have found that the people are much like me in everyday life but have many unique cultural differences. Sometimes the best way to unlock the mysteries of a culture is through understanding of the language. Online courses offer you the ability to watch videos that expose the culture and speak with natives of the country.

5. Develop a New Skill- Everyone wants to stay young and one way to do it is to never stop learning. Sure, it’s harder to learn as we get older but the benefits are great. Plus in some ways it is easier to learn as an adult. We know our learning style and how to make better use of our time.

Learning the Spanish Language – 3 Common Ways

Spanish is becoming a more and more useful language to learn whether it is for earning more money for a job, speaking conversational Spanish on a trip or finding a product to teach your students. In this article, I will go over the three main ways to purse learning the Spanish language.

Go Back to Spanish Class

Some people enjoy the classic schoolroom setting with a teacher and classroom of students where activities, projects, tests, quizzes and homework are assigned. For those of you who have succeeded and enjoyed learning the Spanish language in a classical institutional setting, you probably should just stick to this method. There are numerous places that offer Spanish courses: community colleges, colleges and universities and even some publicly funded organizations.

Learning the Spanish language through a class can cost a lot of money especially if it is through a private or public college. Typically one of these classes ranges around $3000 per course depending on whether you want college credit. If you are thinking of going this route and work for a well-established company, check to see if your employer offers educational reimbursement.

Work with a Tutor

As it has long been known, working with a tutor to learn anything is the most personal and tailored educational experience one can receive (assuming the tutor knows the subject and knows how to teach). This is an option for learners of any level. All of your questions will be answered on the spot and you will be able to discuss wrong answers on homework, quizzes and tests.

Clearly, the downside with hiring a tutor is that they are usually more expensive than a class. However, it does vary with how many hours of teaching you need and the typical tutor rates in your area. A way to get around the expensiveness is to see if there are any volunteer Spanish teachers.

Using Software to Learn the Spanish Language

If you are looking for a modern way to learn Spanish, then look no further: choose Spanish learning software. Unlike anything we have ever seen as language learners, today’s technology enables you to learn Spanish according to your learning style at an affordable price. There are product like Tell Me More Spanish that have voice recognition technology. Other products like Rocket Spanish combine audio learning with interactive games. Visual Link Spanish uses video lessons with chapter quizzes all online.

The benefits of learning the Spanish language with software are mainly price couple with immediate effectiveness. It is also more flexible with your daily life – anywhere you can use your computer, you can practice your Spanish skills.

There are only a couple slight downsides to learning Spanish with software. For some of the programs, you must wait for the software discs to ship. Also, some of the products can be fairly expensive, like Rosetta Stone Spanish and Fluenz Spanish. However, the most expensive Spanish software is STILL cheaper than a Spanish class or a Spanish tutor.