Reason 1: It is not as difficult as you might think
Chinese has a relatively uncomplicated grammar. Unlike English, Chinese has no verb conjugation (so you don’t need to memorise verb tenses!) and no noun declension (e.g., gender and number distinctions). For example, while someone learning English has to learn different verb forms like “see/saw/seen,” all you need to do in Chinese is just to remember one word: kan. While in English you have to distinguish between “cat” and “cats,” in Chinese there is only one form: mao. The basic word order of Chinese is subject — verb — object, is exactly as in English.
Reason 2: One fifth of the planet speaks Chinese
Mandarin Chinese is
the mother tongue of over 873 million people, making it the most widely spoken
first language in the world. In addition to China and Taiwan, Mandarin Chinese
is also spoken in the important and influential Chinese communities of
Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, and
Reason 3: Get an in-depth understanding of Chinese Culture
To study Chinese means to study a culture, a people. At the heart of Chinese civilisation is its rich heritage of novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and, more recently, film. As you become more fluent, you will be able to enjoy these cultural treasures and get a unique insight into Chinese life. To be at ease and effective in a Chinese environment learning the language is half the battle.