In recent years, the Spanish language has become a strategic objective for the Asian giant. More and more students and professionals are interested in learning the language of Cervantes.
But the Chinese government's goal goes beyond mere fashion; The aim is to give new generations more tools to stand out in an increasingly competitive world. In this sense, learning Spanish is one of the keys.
Spanish as a second language
For the last three years, China has been carrying out a pilot plan in Beijing on learning Spanish. The success of the same has been of such magnitude, that presently it is being proposed to make the second language, placing it at the same height as the English.
The pilot plan, which has been implemented in Beijing for three years, is to teach Spanish classes twice a week in high school. At the present time it is studied to expand not only the number of classes, but also the fact of starting to impart the lessons to all the courses; and also to make Spanish a compulsory subject, as it has been English so far.
So far there are few schools that have among their compulsory subjects the learning of the Spanish language. But beyond interest on the part of the government, it is also true that more and more students want to learn the language in specialized academies.
These young Chinese seek to open a path in an increasingly demanding and competitive society, in which knowing several languages can make a big difference at the job level. In addition, more and more Chinese students are traveling to countries like Spain to learn the language better, as well as the culture of the country.
Interest in the Spanish language
What is the reason for China's interest in learning the Spanish language? The Asian giant has demonstrated its potential for business, and has discovered in the Ibero-American region a potential foreign investment market. In fact, in recent years the relationship between China and this region has grown exponentially.
The interest of the Chinese government for the new generations to learn Spanish is economic. In fact, China currently concentrates approximately 30% of investment in the Ibero-American region.
China has become the second most invested power in the Latin American region. In this sense, Argentina and Peru concentrate 80% of the entire investment, along with Brazil. The projections indicate that these investments tend to grow, so it is imperative that the Chinese handle the Spanish language perfectly.
In fact, beyond the economic and commercial objectives of the Chinese government by the Spanish language, it is also true that the students themselves show a genuine interest in language learning. Chinese society is one of the most competitive, so being trilingual is synonymous with more and better job opportunities.
The learning of Spanish has, without a doubt, become a strategic objective that is getting closer to becoming an essential and compulsory part of Chinese education. The Asian giant sees the enormous potential that the Ibero-American region has for its industries, products and does not, under any circumstances, want to lose one of the most important markets in the world.