Experience the Miracle: Mandarin Lessons in China
1. Live a fuller life in China
Being able to speak even just the basic Chinese will improve the quality of your life in China. You will have an easy time ordering food in a restaurant, calling a repairman, instructing a taxi driver, etc. No more frustrations of not being able to communicate what you need.
2. Avoid being ripped off by street vendors or shopkeepers
If you can speak Mandarin, you will be able to bargain better with shopkeepers. This of course also depends on your bargaining skills, but just knowing some essential Chinese will help you save some money. Fruits-selling ayis like being sweet-talked to and may give you ample discounts just for being a Chinese-speaking laowai.
3. Job advantage
China has a lot of job opportunities for expats, recent graduates and globe-trotters. To set yourself apart from the other foreign job seekers, you should learn the Chinese language.