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Parents head to China to improve their kids’ Mandarin skills
More and more parents are sending their kids to summer camps in China or even moving to this country to give them a first-hand Chinese language and cultural experience.
They think that with the rise of China’s global influence, their kids will have better future opportunities if they are fluent in Chinese.
Actually, a recent report by the Chinese recruitment research company WellHRBPO found that nowadays the general salary of an expatriate who understands Chinese in China is on average 45% higher than expatriates who cannot.
How are parents reacting?
Back home parents are beginning to enroll their kids in Mandarin-immersion programs, hiring Chinese tutors and nannies and buying cartoon videos or videogames in Mandarin.
According to U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service institute, Chinese competence takes 2,200 class hours, with half of that time spent in a country where it is spoken.
For this reason, most of them are sending their kids and teens to summer camps in China. In fact, since 2004 every year Mandarin House Summer Camp welcomes 100’s of students from 7 to 16 years old from all over the world to learn Chinese, experience traditional and modern China, make international friends and have the summer of a lifetime! It provides with an unforgettable learning experience and a valuable head-start for their future.
To learn Chinese is not an easy task, but lots of parents consider that China is going to be the country and language of the century and want their children to be prepared to take advantage of it.
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