Learning Spanish is a plus, bilingual? trilingual? - page 2
Hi guys, From the articles that I've read, it shows that there is a growing Hispanic population in the U.S. (and other countries as well). Does this mean that we have to prepare ourselves to learn... Read More
0Feb 9, '13 by ♪♫ in my ♥Quote from healthstarSure, learning Mandarin would be a fabulous skill but:I would learn Chinese language instead! China is growing, they have the biggest population! Its not an easy language and i dont like it at all, but it will be totally useful in the future. There are a lot of people who speak Spanish in US, there are so many interpreters. No need for nurses, businessman to learn Spanish .
(a) I come across few Mandarin-only speakers (and here in NorCal, there's a fairly high density) and even fewer who present without family around
(b) As with any language, the only way to become proficient is through regular use; unless you have a friend or colleague with whom you can practice several times per week, or a regular patient base in Mandarin, you're not likely to get very far.
And for emphasis:No need for nurses, businessman to learn Spanish.
For certain, Spanish is huge and I seriously doubt will be displaced by Mandarin... not even close, in fact.