~The National Security Education Program has listed Mandarin as a critical language!
As China has risen to become a global superpower, language and cultural understanding is imperative on the behalf of the United States. In order to negotiate, trade, and maintain relations with China, our nation must find leaders who understand cultural differences, nuances, and the Chinese language itself.
China will definitely be playing a major role in shaping the future of the world's economy. Knowing Chinese can be a major advantage for the future, whether it be for college or eventually, the workforce.
Lastly, learning Chinese is fun! You will open your horizons and be introduced to a whole new world!