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Most people think that China is not a main language but that notion is far from the truth. Currently, there are more than one billion speakers of the Chinese dialects in the world. Most of the Chinese speakers are from China, Taiwan, and Singapore, among other nations located in South-East Asia. The popularity of the Chinese language has been skyrocketing in the past few months, especially among the young generations. In Africa for instance, and even in the Western world, Chinese language is being taught as part of the curriculum. What is more, the attitudes towards the Chinese language are slowly changing (Luo, & Limpapath, 2016). Most people believe that the Chinese language is difficult not only to write but also understand since it appears in symbols. This paper seeks to explore the attitudes towards the Chinese dialect by the rest of the world.
To start with, the Chinese people are popular for their success in the field of science and technology. Most of the electronic manufacturing industries, such as mobile phones and computer companies are located in China. Interestingly, some of the popular U.S based firms, including Apple, largely rely on materials from chins and even making of electronics. In the construction industry, the Chinese people often go unmentioned and this has largely changed the attitudes that people had towards the Chinese people. Consequently, more and more people are willing to learn the Chinese language so that it can be easy to communicate with the native Chinese and to know more about them (Luo, & Limpapath, 2016). It is only natural for human beings to want to associate more with people whom they believe can be of benefit to them. As such, there is an increased trend towards how people have become receptive of the Chinese language due to the popularity of this community in science and technology.
Nevertheless, as more and more people want to learn the Chinese dialect, there is the common attitude that has existed for years regarding it. The perception that the Chinese language is difficult has and is still being held by a majority of the world’s population. This has been mainly due to the way it is written. Generally, Chinese is not written in letters but rather, in symbolic form, which is unique compared to other languages being spoken globally. Symbols have a great meaning when it comes to writing the Chinese language and this can make it difficult for an individual who wants to adopt it as his or her second language to learn. Due to the symbolic nature of the written form of Chinese language, most people think that the Chinese people are secretive in nature (Luo, & Limpapath, 2016).. This makes such people to not want to associate with and fear the Chinese people. In other words, the way the Chinese language is written to a larger extent has influence on how the Chinese people are treated in various parts of the world when they mingle with others. Some of the most religious countries in the world view the Chinese people as pagans and idol worshippers due to the symbols used in the Chinese writings.
Nevertheless, some people who seek uniqueness and individuals who are more curious to know more about the Chinese language are more likely to associate more with the Chinese people. The Chinese language is unique in the sense that is not only written in symbolic form but it is also divided into many dialects. For instance, there is the Mandarin, which is the most spoken, Cantonese, Gan, Hui, and Jin just to mention a few (Center for Global Education). These Chinese dialects have their unique characteristics but a person from one dialect can be able to understand the other. Therefore, it can be said that as much as there are those who stereotype the Chinese people as being weird due to the way their language is written, there are those who want to learn more. In fact, most Japanese do not find the Chinese people any unique since their language too, incorporates some of the Chinese characters.
Another common belief related to the way Chinese language is perceived and hence the way Chinese people are treated is based on the system of thinking. This is widely spread across the Western countries, including the United States of America. The Westerners say that since Chinese is structured differently from English, Spanish, Italian, French and other Western languages, the Chinese people also think differently (Center for Global Education). However, this is a myth and it is based on no form of evidence or proof but the fact is that is has a consolidated base of believers. It has made people see that the Chinese people are the most gifted in the world in terms of science and technology merely because their language is unique. Consequently, people who want to excel in those fields have increasingly developed love for the Chinese dialect and want to associate more with the Chinese community. In addition, people view the Chinese people as slow learners when it comes to other languages, if they are not capable at all. In this, the Chinese people are looked down upon as people who face difficulties in integrating with the rest of the world because of their language. This is assumed to be so because from childhood, the Chinese people are taught to read and write in Chinese. As such, when something has been ingrained in a person since childhood, breaking that pattern is often hard and that is why people, especially, the Westerners believe that they cannot effectively communicate with a Chinese adult. Yet, there are a significant number of Chinese people who write and speak English fluently and therefore, this claim can be disregarded since it is a myth. Besides, English is included as a compulsory language in the Chinese school curriculum.
Another existing attitude towards the Chinese language is based on their high population. China is the most populated country in the world and this is why Chinese is the most spoken language globally; over 1 billion people are currently speaking or can understand Chinese (Center for Global Education). When people of a certain community are many, they are likely to have more influence and this exactly what China is doing. China has become a global trading partner that is friendly and has made impact in a wide range of nations across the world. Soon, it has been procrastinated that China will outshine the United States and become the world’s super power. In Africa for instance, China has carried out many projects, and mainly, building their infrastructure on affordable prices unlike when other Western nations were contracted. This has established a strong relationship toward the Chinese people in Africa. On the other hand, the Western world has increasingly become critical of the Chinese people and they claim that they want to have influence by not exercising population control. Due to the impact that the Chinese people have had on the growth of many regions in the world, the desire to want to do more business with them and hence learning their language has gone higher. Initially, China was largely criticized for being communists and hence did not want to associate more with them but now the Chinese are being widely accepted by the world’s majority. Besides, China has for years been seen as an atheist society but currently, the world has become more accommodating towards them.
Overall, people can perceive others in a certain manner based on their language or how they speak. For instance, due to the symbolic nature of the written form of Chinese language, most people think that the Chinese people are secretive in nature. This makes such people to not want to associate with and fear the Chinese people. In other words, the way the Chinese language is written to a larger extent has influence on how the Chinese people are treated in various parts of the world when they mingle with others. Some of the most religious countries in the world view the Chinese people as pagans and idol worshippers due to the symbols used in the Chinese writings. Also, The Westerners say that since Chinese is structured differently from English, Spanish, Italian, French and other Western languages, the Chinese people also think differently. However, this is a myth and it is based on no form of evidence or proof but the fact is that is has a consolidated base of believers.
 
 
References
Center for Global Education. Chinese Language: Myths and facts.
Luo, H., & Limpapath, P. (2016). Attitudes Towards Chinese Language Learning: A case of Thai Senior High School students at a private school in Bangkok. BU Academic Review.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
English Language Learning
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English Language Learning
Most people think that China is not a main language but that notion is far from the truth. Currently, there are more than one billion speakers of the Chinese dialects in the world. Most of the Chinese speakers are from China, Taiwan, and Singapore, among other nations located in South-East Asia. The popularity of the Chinese language has been skyrocketing in the past few months, especially among the young generations. In Africa for instance, and even in the Western world, Chinese language is being taught as part of the curriculum. What is more, the attitudes towards the Chinese language are slowly changing (Luo, & Limpapath, 2016). Most people believe that the Chinese language is difficult not only to write but also understand since it appears in symbols. This paper seeks to explore the attitudes towards the Chinese dialect by the rest of the world.
To start with, the Chinese people are popular for their success in the field of science and technology. Most of the electronic manufacturing industries, such as mobile phones and computer companies are located in China. Interestingly, some of the popular U.S based firms, including Apple, largely rely on materials from chins and even making of electronics. In the construction industry, the Chinese people often go unmentioned and this has largely changed the attitudes that people had towards the Chinese people. Consequently, more and more people are willing to learn the Chinese language so that it can be easy to communicate with the native Chinese and to know more about them (Luo, & Limpapath, 2016). It is only natural for human beings to want to associate more with people whom they believe can be of benefit to them. As such, there is an increased trend towards how people have become receptive of the Chinese language due to the popularity of this community in science and technology.
Nevertheless, as more and more people want to learn the Chinese dialect, there is the common attitude that has existed for years regarding it. The perception that the Chinese language is difficult has and is still being held by a majority of the world’s population. This has been mainly due to the way it is written. Generally, Chinese is not written in letters but rather, in symbolic form, which is unique compared to other languages being spoken globally. Symbols have a great meaning when it comes to writing the Chinese language and this can make it difficult for an individual who wants to adopt it as his or her second language to learn. Due to the symbolic nature of the written form of Chinese language, most people think that the Chinese people are secretive in nature (Luo, & Limpapath, 2016).. This makes such people to not want to associate with and fear the Chinese people. In other words, the way the Chinese language is written to a larger extent has influence on how the Chinese people are treated in various parts of the world when they mingle with others. Some of the most religious countries in the world view the Chinese people as pagans and idol worshippers due to the symbols used in the Chinese writings.
Nevertheless, some people who seek uniqueness and individuals who are more curious to know more about the Chinese language are more likely to associate more with the Chinese people. The Chinese language is unique in the sense that is not only written in symbolic form but it is also divided into many dialects. For instance, there is the Mandarin, which is the most spoken, Cantonese, Gan, Hui, and Jin just to mention a few (Center for Global Education). These Chinese dialects have their unique characteristics but a person from one dialect can be able to understand the other. Therefore, it can be said that as much as there are those who stereotype the Chinese people as being weird due to the way their language is written, there are those who want to learn more. In fact, most Japanese do not find the Chinese people any unique since their language too, incorporates some of the Chinese characters.
Another common belief related to the way Chinese language is perceived and hence the way Chinese people are treated is based on the system of thinking. This is widely spread across the Western countries, including the United States of America. The Westerners say that since Chinese is structured differently from English, Spanish, Italian, French and other Western languages, the Chinese people also think differently (Center for Global Education). However, this is a myth and it is based on no form of evidence or proof but the fact is that is has a consolidated base of believers. It has made people see that the Chinese people are the most gifted in the world in terms of science and technology merely because their language is unique. Consequently, people who want to excel in those fields have increasingly developed love for the Chinese dialect and want to associate more with the Chinese community. In addition, people view the Chinese people as slow learners when it comes to other languages, if they are not capable at all. In this, the Chinese people are looked down upon as people who face difficulties in integrating with the rest of the world because of their language. This is assumed to be so because from childhood, the Chinese people are taught to read and write in Chinese. As such, when something has been ingrained in a person since childhood, breaking that pattern is often hard and that is why people, especially, the Westerners believe that they cannot effectively communicate with a Chinese adult. Yet, there are a significant number of Chinese people who write and speak English fluently and therefore, this claim can be disregarded since it is a myth. Besides, English is included as a compulsory language in the Chinese school curriculum.
Another existing attitude towards the Chinese language is based on their high population. China is the most populated country in the world and this is why Chinese is the most spoken language globally; over 1 billion people are currently speaking or can understand Chinese (Center for Global Education). When people of a certain community are many, they are likely to have more influence and this exactly what China is doing. China has become a global trading partner that is friendly and has made impact in a wide range of nations across the world. Soon, it has been procrastinated that China will outshine the United States and become the world’s super power. In Africa for instance, China has carried out many projects, and mainly, building their infrastructure on affordable prices unlike when other Western nations were contracted. This has established a strong relationship toward the Chinese people in Africa. On the other hand, the Western world has increasingly become critical of the Chinese people and they claim that they want to have influence by not exercising population control. Due to the impact that the Chinese people have had on the growth of many regions in the world, the desire to want to do more business with them and hence learning their language has gone higher. Initially, China was largely criticized for being communists and hence did not want to associate more with them but now the Chinese are being widely accepted by the world’s majority. Besides, China has for years been seen as an atheist society but currently, the world has become more accommodating towards them.
Overall, people can perceive others in a certain manner based on their language or how they speak. For instance, due to the symbolic nature of the written form of Chinese language, most people think that the Chinese people are secretive in nature. This makes such people to not want to associate with and fear the Chinese people. In other words, the way the Chinese language is written to a larger extent has influence on how the Chinese people are treated in various parts of the world when they mingle with others. Some of the most religious countries in the world view the Chinese people as pagans and idol worshippers due to the symbols used in the Chinese writings. Also, The Westerners say that since Chinese is structured differently from English, Spanish, Italian, French and other Western languages, the Chinese people also think differently. However, this is a myth and it is based on no form of evidence or proof but the fact is that is has a consolidated base of believers.
 
 
References
Center for Global Education. Chinese Language: Myths and facts.
Luo, H., & Limpapath, P. (2016). Attitudes Towards Chinese Language Learning: A case of Thai Senior High School students at a private school in Bangkok. BU Academic Review.