Chinese In Business – Learn To Speak It And Get Ahead!

There is no doubt that individuals who want an edge with the Chinese in business should learn to speak in that language. The Chinese learn English in school, and that makes commerce easier for them. However a business person from the west who learns some Chinese will garner more respect in business relationships than those who make no attempt to at least learn some conversational Mandarin.If you see the vision of how much personal interaction will be required to compete with the deals that Chinese businesses are offering, increasingly in the private sector in China, you have already considered learning to speak Chinese. I hope to make it easier for you.The world continues to change rapidly. Multi-national commerce is flourishing in China. In 2009 China manufactured over thirteen million automobiles. The United States manufactured five and a half million, and Japan manufactured over seven million.The Dongfeng Motor Corporation invests jointly with several auto manufacturers in China, among them: PSA Peugeot Citroen, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, and Nissan Diesel.Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive is a joint enterprise between Volkswagen Group and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.In the world of fashion, China manufactures high end label shoes for both men and women. China is also competitive in ballet wear, ballet shoes, and pointe shoes.As a business individual, you are aware that every line of commerce does or will have close relations with China.Before computers, mp3 players, iPods et al, learning a foreign language such as Mandarin was considered an extremely ambitious goal. Only those gifted with languages need attempt.But as with almost everything else that there is to learn, now the Chinese language(s) can be learned with easy at home courses, and taken into the car, loaded onto the ipod, whatever form you choose to use to listen to speech and music.Once you get started and attain some familiarity with Chinese conversation you can watch Chinese movies and television to keep training your ear to the language – with the help of English subtitles. At least I would need them…