ARE CHINESE LANGUAGE SKILLS NECESSARY FOR CAREER? Speaking Chinese may not have been a requirement a decade ago. Nowadays, if expatriates look for jobs in the Chinese market, it is a “must” found in most job listings.
Indeed, Chinese language requirements vary depending on the job. Some positions, such as English language teachers, or lawyers handling international cases, may not require Chinese language speaking capabilities. With some companies, it is possible to get around this language barrier.
However, in the end, who are you working with? Whom are you having a conference with, and whom are you going to impress in China? The Chinese.
Having some Chinese speaking skills is an advantage that helps candidates stand out during the job-hunting process. The best-paying jobs in China generally require the ability to speak Chinese, particularly Putonghua. Positions that require the ability to speak and write Chinese pay more than similar positions without language requirements.
If you aim to pursue a higher position at a company or if you have long term to work in China, then sharpening one’s Chinese language skills would be a good idea.
More foreign correspondents who post to China speak better Chinese, while even more diplomats today receive Chinese language education before they begin working in China. This shows how crucial language skills are for communication. Chinese language skills may not be necessary for every job, but for those who cannot speak it, they will not do as well while in China.
Even if you do not speak Chinese very well, having a basic understanding of the language would impress a Chinese employer. It would demonstrate your efforts to connect with the country. It also reduces the distance between you and your Chinese colleagues and clients.
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With the growth of the economy, Chinese are more proud of their traditional culture and search for cultural recognition. Most educated Chinese can have a conversation in English, but if you can master their native tongue, it would increase your standing, and they would view you with greater respect.
After all, understanding any foreign language is critical to gain access to a different culture.
Some argue that learning Chinese is not worth the effort when living in China for less than one year since it is a hard for English speakers to learn when compared with the European languages.
First, do not forget that Chinese, with 1.1 billion speakers, is now the world’s most widely spoken language. You cannot only practice it in China but can also learn it from speaking with overseas Chinese.
Second, unlike the French or German languages, Chinese grammar is simple. There are no verb conjugations or noun declensions used for gender and number distinctions.
Sure, it is not easy to learn Chinese as the language has four tones, and Chinese characters are not phonetic. However, if you are interested in culture or willing to talk, it is manageable.
After all, the market has been more competitive for expatriates than in the past, so speaking Chinese would only deepen business relationships and create more possibilities in the future.
Source: Global Times
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