Learning a new language allows you to connect with different people and their cultures. You think, communicate and create ideas through language.
Mandarin is the national language in China and Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. China is also the second largest economy in the world. So, learning Mandarin gives you a distinct advantage when travelling or doing business with China or other Mandarin-speaking areas.
The skills that you learn in Mandarin are useful for working in areas such as business and commerce, travel and tourism and teaching.
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
Arts, Social Sciences and Languages
Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
Information, Culture and Heritage
Uniformed and Security Services