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    I have offers to study economics at university but I'd really like to take the opportunity at university to develop proficiency in a modern language as complex as Chinese. Unlike Spanish or French, Chinese isn't really a language you can learn in your spare time due to its notable difficulty, so do you reckon it'd be worth spending my time at university doing a degree in Chinese given that it'd be the best way to gain fluency?

    I've always wanted to go into teaching when I finish university, especially abroad, maybe teaching English, but I'd like to keep my options open.

    Thanks for your help.
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    (Original post by jake4198)
    Hi.

    I have offers to study economics at university but I'd really like to take the opportunity at university to develop proficiency in a modern language as complex as Chinese. Unlike Spanish or French, Chinese isn't really a language you can learn in your spare time due to its notable difficulty, so do you reckon it'd be worth spending my time at university doing a degree in Chinese given that it'd be the best way to gain fluency?

    I've always wanted to go into teaching when I finish university, especially abroad, maybe teaching English, but I'd like to keep my options open.

    Thanks for your help.
    Most (all?) universities have language centres. They wouldn't be offering Mandarin (and most do) if they didn't think you could learn it alongside your degree.
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    A language degree isn't as good as an economics degree imo, all you need to do language-wise is be fluent (in your case, to listen to lots of Chinese shows or news, to practise speaking to native Chinese speakers, to improve your vocabulary and so forth. Care not about a language's "difficulty", if you want fluency you'll get it)

    I need lots of help myself, I can't belong to a race and not be able to communicate with it
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    (Original post by jake4198)
    Hi.

    I have offers to study economics at university but I'd really like to take the opportunity at university to develop proficiency in a modern language as complex as Chinese. Unlike Spanish or French, Chinese isn't really a language you can learn in your spare time due to its notable difficulty, so do you reckon it'd be worth spending my time at university doing a degree in Chinese given that it'd be the best way to gain fluency?

    I've always wanted to go into teaching when I finish university, especially abroad, maybe teaching English, but I'd like to keep my options open.

    Thanks for your help.
    The degree you want to study, because for the most part it really doesn't matter what you do study.

    Would say having Chinese is an asset if you'd ever want to work in China or in an international business/government relations role

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    Thanks for all your help, guys
 
 
 
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