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Post time 2007-9-5 04:50:43 |Display all floors
When will the Chinese language become more widely used in international circles?
When will more people around the world learn to speak Chinese as an international language?
What is the future of the Confucius institutes?
One day,  are we going to see 1 billion children around the world  learning Chinese as a foreign language?
One day,  are we going to see international conferences use the Chinese language instead of the English language as the international medium of communication?
When will the Chinese language become the lingua franca of the world?

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In simpler terms....

When will the Chinese language become more widely used in international circles?
-It is currently being learned by those with business aspirations.

When will more people around the world learn to speak Chinese as an international language?
-Same bleeding question...right now.

What is the future of the Confucius institutes?
- Foreclosure

One day,  are we going to see 1 billion children around the world  learning Chinese as a foreign language?
-Not likely.

One day,  are we going to see international conferences use the Chinese language instead of the English language as the international medium of communication?
-No.

When will the Chinese language become the lingua franca of the world?
-When will Dragons once again roam the countryside?
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Post time 2007-9-5 14:14:12 |Display all floors
The Chinese government is setting up hundreds of Confucius institutes around the world,  the target is to have 100 million people around the world learning Chinese as a foreign language by 2010.
It is quite possible that there will be 1 billion people around the world learning Chinese as a foreign language by 2025.

By that time,  Chinese travellers will be able to find jobs teaching Chinese to students all around the world.
There will be agreat demand for Chinese language teachers all over the world,   and young Chinese travelling will be able to work as Chinese language teachers everywhere from Brazil to France to Nigeria.

By that time,  nobody will want to learn English anymore,   and nobody will be able to find jobs teaching English in China,  because no Chinese persons will need to learn English anymore.

One day,   young Chinese travellers will find jobs teaching Chinese to American kids in the United States,  because the Chinese language will have overtaken the English language as the most important international language around the world.

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Post time 2007-9-5 14:31:00 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tekvicious at 2007-9-5 09:27
When will the Chinese language become more widely used in international circles?
-It is currently being learned by those with business aspirations.

When will more people around the world learn ...


The Chinese language has a bright future.

As China overtakes the United States,   you can expect the Chinese language to overtake the English language around the world.

I would say that within 10 years,   the Chinese language will be competing with the English language in many countries around Asia,  Africa and Latin America.
The truth is,  in many Asian countries,  like South Korea,  there are already more Korean students learning Chinese than Korean students learning English.
As China is now South Korea's largest trading partner,  overtaking the United States,  the popularity of the Chinese language has already overtaken the English language among Korean students.

When China becomes the largest trading partner of most countries in Asia,  Africa and Latin America,  it is certain that all those countries are going to start learning the Chinese language instead of English language.

Let me add,  that without any doubts whatsoever,  within 30 years,  the Chinese language will have completely overtaken the English language everywhere around the world,   and you will see most European and American kids learning to speak Chinese as a foreign language.

Within 30 years,  most international conferences will be conducted in the Chinese language,  instead of the English language.

Within 30 years,  most international trade and business will be performed in the Chinese language,  instead of the English language.

There is a bright future for all Chinese graduates,  because Chinese is the language of the future,  and young Chinese students will be able to travel and to teach as Chinese language teachers all over the world.

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Post time 2007-9-5 14:56:44 |Display all floors
Originally posted by schreiber at 2007-9-5 09:19
Maybe never; tonal languages like Chinese are very difficult for non-native speakers and that represents a permanent problem for Chinese as a lingua franca. The other issue is that English isn't us ...



China has to build up Chinese language media and Chinese language entertainment in order to bestow upon  the Chinese language a more universal appeal.

There must be a Chinese language alternative to United States media and entertainment.
More money should be channeled into building up Chinese language movie studios,  like a Chinese Hollywood version,  but even bigger and better than Hollywood.

There must be a Chinese version of  BBC and CNN,  but even better than BBC and CNN.

More international business schools around the world should start teaching additional Chinese language courses.
The aim,  within 30 years,  is to have most international business schools around the world teaching MBA classes in the Chinese language medium of instruction.

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