Why more and more parents are choosing Mandarin Chinese for their kids as a second language - and it

It's no secret that Mandarin Chinese has long emerged as one of the most important foreign languages to learn, with Mandarin almost overtaking English as a top choice for foreign students, but recently it has become apparent that more and more parents are sending their kids to learn Mandarin long before they reach University age.

It's no secret that kids are able to pick up languages quicker and with more ease than grown-ups do and research has shown that language learning is a much more simple process for a child's brain than for an adult's. Children have an easier time intuitively picking up and replicating new and unfamiliar sounds and have a better ability to remember new vocabulary. For this reason it's all the more important that learning a new language starts way before university age, with some experts saying that there is no age too young to start learning a new language.

It is for that reason that many families have been sending their kids to private tutors, hiring mandarin nannies and even moving to a Chinese speaking country for a number of years, all for the sake of giving their offspring a head-start in life, and a noticeable advantage over their peers. Private schools in the UK have been offering Mandarin classes for a number of years now as part of their regular curriculum, giving their pupils a choice to