It’s now challenging English for first place in languages with worldwide influence. Growing rapidly in use and acceptance, the latest estimates place native Mandarin speakers at well over a billion, primarily in China, Hong Kong and other Southeast Asia regions.
Mandarin is becoming increasingly common as a language of business, too, growing in lock-step with the Chinese economy. As Western companies work to make inroads in these markets, they’re recognizing the importance of knowing the basic language and garnering a respectful understanding of the native culture.
It’s no wonder that Mandarin is one of Language Advantage’s newest, most popular courses to help business people and professionals prepare to compete on the world stage.