When it comes to this question, I believe everyone has different answers: because I am Chinese and I don’t want to forget my mother tongue, because the weight of the exam is very large, because I want to study in China... There are many other answers, and of course there are Some parents have reservations: why can't I teach it myself? Why is learning Chinese so expensive? Why can't I watch TV and study by myself?
Learning Chinese is not a particularly easy task. If parents think this way, their children may be even more resistant to learning Chinese. In most countries in the world, there are actually many opportunities to practice English and French, but very few opportunities to practice Chinese, not to mention that it is actually difficult for many people to judge whether the Chinese of local teachers is close to the level of native speakers. Therefore, It is very necessary to learn Chinese well. Whether it is for Chinese or foreigners, elementary school students or college students, learning Chinese well is a manifestation of enhancing soft and hard power.
Today we mainly look at the different growth stages of a child to see how learning Chinese will help!
Children aged 2-3 : Children in this age group have just developed their sound recognition ability and musical ability, and it is the golden age for learning correct pronunciation. If you grasp this stage well, your child's ability to master accurate and fluent Chinese in the future is equivalent to playing Chinese. Good basics.
Children aged 6-13 : Children at this stage are very active in thinking, and all abilities can be rapidly increased in the previous reserve. Empathy, open thinking, sense of value, imagination, etc. can all be developed in daily life and learning. It means that children at this stage can take the YCT Chinese Test. YCT is the Chinese Proficiency Test for Primary and Secondary School Students.
High school and university : Children at this stage have matured in all aspects, so it is no longer enough to simply learn to speak Chinese and learn to write Chinese characters. Children are faced with more academic tasks and exam pressures, and the requirements for children's abilities are also high. higher. There are Chinese subjects in both AP and IB, as well as the HSK Chinese proficiency test. If the children of overseas Chinese can get good grades, they can apply for studying in Qingbei with low scores.
Here we describe these three types of tests in detail. American high school students who want to apply for a good university on the eve of graduation need to take the corresponding credits of university courses in advance. IB is a preparatory course for universities. It has a very high degree of international recognition. Students who pass the IB exam can apply to many English-speaking countries; AP There are 22 majors and 37 courses, and you can choose multiple courses in any combination. After passing the exam, you can exchange for university credits and tuition fees. The difficulty of language in these two exams is very high, and can even reach the level of the third year of college. Therefore, for Chinese students, choosing Chinese as the subject of IB and AP is a choice that can never go wrong.
As for Qingbei students who can be admitted with low scores, it is a green channel for all Chinese students in the "Overseas Chinese Students' Entrance Examination". In addition to choosing excellent universities abroad, many immigrant parents will also leave a way out for their children, that is, to apply to Tsinghua University or Peking University, two top universities in the mainland. Anyone can apply, the minimum score is as low as 400 points, it is hard not to be tempted.
Adult stage : At this stage, there are relatively few people who need to learn Chinese, and they are mainly concentrated in groups with business and work needs. The corresponding test is the BCT Business Chinese Test.
The above is based on the analysis of people learning Chinese at different stages. In addition, it also includes Chinese exams in different regions, such as GAPSK and DSE in Hong Kong, PSLE and 0-Level in Singapore, etc. So after reading the above analysis, do you also have some new understanding of the role of learning Chinese? What's more, China's current strength in all aspects has been greatly improved. The Chinese market is also very important to many foreign companies or multinational companies. Therefore, being able to speak Chinese in the future will reflect super core competitiveness for all children. It can give children one more choice in the future.