Plan to learn a language in 2020? We are here to help.
No matter how AI or machine translation advance, people like to talk with people. Language is a skill that will open a new world for you.
So many studies have proved there are many benefits of learning a foreign language:
- Good for brain development when you are a child
- Great to add to your C.V when you grow up and pursue your career
- Essential to prevent dementia when you are getting old
- Excellent to make new friends from a different culture for eveyone
What language to learn?
If you want to learn a language for jobs and career, Mandrin Chinese is your first pick. We all know China is Australia’s biggest trade partner, but most people may not know that Mandarin is also the 2nd most commonly spoken language in Australia after English based on the Census 2016.
There are 1.3 billion native Chinese and most of them speak Mandarin. Mandarin is also spoken in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. There are also about 40 million overseas Chinese all over the world.
However, out of the 25 million Non-Chinese background Australians, there are only 130 people can speak Mandarin at a level good to do business according to a study. You can check the fact here.
Learn Mandarin if you want to be one of the 130 “Mandarin professionals” in Australian. All you need to do is to pass HSK (Hanyu Shuipin Kaoshi, the Chinese Language Proficiency Test) level 5.
Our student has passed HSK level 1 with almost full marks (199 out of 200 points) and more students will pass level 2 in March 2020.
Japan is only 1/20 of Australia, but the Japanese language is in the top 10 most spoken languages in the world. Japanese is still the No.1 second language taught in Queensland schools.
Japan is famous for its culture, foods and people. If you want to learn a language for travel, foods and fun, then choose Japanese. Tokyo Olympic 2020 is also another reason to learn Japanese.
There are many scholarships to support you learn in Japan. Here are the things you need to know if you want to study and work in Japan.
How to choose a language course?
For Mandarin, here are your options:
If you want to learn Mandarin for a trip to China or not sure which Chinese class you should attend, please try our Saturday Business Mandarin Class.
If you only want to talk Mandarin, our new BBC Talking Mandarin Chinese is your choice.
If you are a professional or want to be one of the 130 Mandarin professionals mentioned above, please choose our HSK Preparation Course for Professionals.
If you are a high school student and want to improve your Chinese study, please enrol Chinese Class for High School Students.
For Japanese, below are your options:
If you want to visit Japan, play games or have fun, please try our Japanese for travellers.
If you are a high school student and want to be cool with your Japanese, join our Japanese for High School students.
If you want to study or work in Japan, you need to pass JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test). Please enrol JLPT N5 preparation course.
You can also help us fill out the form below so we can design a better language class for you.