• Wednesday , 25 April 2018



Over a period of time, Mandarin would be one of the foreign languages to be taught in India. More than just adding on to the individual’s repertoire, Mandarin would surely broaden the horizon. Moreover, a new language would open up many opportunities when someone is planning to study or work abroad.

China’s Support to Learning Mandarin

Way back in Nov 2017, the consul general spoke that China would be supporting learning of Mandarin language in India. With premises equipped with different resources, the general inaugurated the ‘Confucius Classroom’ in East India.

 He stated to the media that there’s definitely a need to learn Mandarin. As many individuals would be deputed to India, Indian companies would work closely with Chinese companies. This eventually would lead to interactions between people and to do business in the most efficient way.

 As for the concept of the ‘Confucius Classroom’, the language would be introduced with an objective of making students aware of the Chinese culture.

 Around eight to ten teachers from Yunnan University would come to India just for delivering lessons. Apart from culture, the students of popular high schools, colleges and universities can also learn cooking, dancing and martial arts. While lectures would be delivered for a batch of 60 students at one instance, the curriculum would be designed for enhancing communication skills. Moving ahead, the trend of learning Mandarin has become prominent owing to 20 exchange programs between high schools situated in India and China.

 Students’ Aspirations to Learn Mandarin

 Much to your surprise, a student from Tamil has thought about learning Chinese by going through the country’s culture, and every bit of information she can find. She recapitulates those memories when she visited China during the 2008 Olympics. The idea popped up when she found it challenging while interacting in Beijing. She hopes that learning a language would give her an edge over her peers.

 Ways beyond, the director of an institute in China said that that there’s no option other than learning Chinese. While the economy is poor in regions across USA and Europe, the Chinese economy would be growing at a rapid rate. In fact, the trend of learning Chinese is gradually gathering momentum. Students would yearn to learn Chinese because it can benefit them in future.

 An engineering student decided to learn Chinese because it would bring in the difference when he is setting himself apart. As the India’s economy grows, Mandarin would open up new vistas in leading companies. In order to explore job opportunities, mentors advised a post graduate student to be an expert in Mandarin. Moreover, a two-level course in Chinese language was introduced in to topmost engineering college of India. The coordinator says that it’s advantageous to known Chinese because it boosts self-confidence and the chances of getting hired in multi-national companies.

 Entrepreneurs Plan to Learn Mandarin

 As time rolls by, business owners would continue to support the ever-increasing trend. They completely understand that their efforts for learning something new would stir up an interest in trade. On the other hand, young students can seek benefits in the long term. But, this wasn’t the situation with the CBSE board. The team had plans to introduce Chinese in the curriculum, but the idea was dropped. It may probably might be due to the complexities and whether Mandarin has any scope in India.

 On a concluding note, learning Mandarin would prevail in the forthcoming years. People need to prepare themselves for the expanding market, implications of the internet, and of course the travel opportunities.

 The knowledge of a foreign language can aid them to find jobs in MNCs and deal with clients in China. India would be fortunate when medical and transcription work would open doors for BPO jobs. A lucrative job like that of air hostesses and flight stewards can always be thought about. Apart from everything else, the person can apply for the position of a public relations officer, translator or a freelancer.