Learn Chinese Abroad
Why learn Chinese?
Chinese is the world's most popular language: its 935 million native speakers constitute 20% of the world's population. Chinese is a unique and ancient language which is incredibly important in modern times, especially since China has one of the world's fastest-growing economies. Chinese is also one of the globe's most ancient surviving languages.
Anyone hoping for a career in international business will want to learn Chinese. Even better, studying Chinese in China can help you learn about the local culture in addition to the language. When you study Chinese abroad in China, you will have the chance to experience some of China's ancient traditions, as well as all the excitement and dynamism of a modern nation with a booming economy. When you learn Chinese abroad, you thus have a unique opportunity to experience China while you live the Chinese language.
Surprisingly, Chinese isn't as hard to learn as many people believe. Given its short and phonetically simple words, Chinese will surprise you with its accessibility. Chinese grammar is also easier than many other languages, with very little verb conjugation and no articles or gender.
Where can you study Chinese abroad?
When you learn Chinese abroad in China while studying at an accredited school, you'll have access to both an excellent classroom education and all the opportunities that come with living in a country that speaks your language of study. Even better, when you study with EF, you'll live and study with a diverse group of people from around the world. Whether you’re in Chinese class with students whose first language is different from yours or just walking around town, you’ll use Chinese to communicate all the time. With so much practice, you’ll be amazed how fast you learn to the language when you study Chinese abroad.