By the end of 2018, there will be more than 150 million people learning Chinese around the world, and at least 5 million teachers of Chinese as a foreign language will be needed, according to the Office of Chinese Language Council International. By the end of 2015, only 655,000 Chinese learners can be satisfied by Confucius institutes in the world, and 1.5 million Chinese learners can be satisfied by the end of 2015, which is far from the market demand of 150 million. By the end of 2013, the cumulative number of Chinese teachers in Confucius institutes worldwide was only 18,000, and it will reach 50,000 by 2020, while the global demand for foreign teachers is at least 5 million. Thus it can be seen that teachers of Chinese as a foreign language will be in serious shortage for a long time in the future.
Simply, foreigners learn scholarship Chinese language in China
for the following reasons: The strength of China makes more foreigners begin to pay attention to China and understand China. Some people themselves are interested in Chinese culture and want to know more about it, learn and research it. Some want to come to China to work and travel. They want to make friends with Chinese people or do business with Chinese companies. In almost every major city in every country in the world, there are international schools that teach in English, whose students are mostly diplomats, multinational executives and the children of wealthy locals. At these schools, students can choose a foreign language. So far, French and Spanish remain the most popular choices. In recent years, a number of international schools have started to offer Chinese lessons and it is replacing Japanese as the no. 3 foreign language.
International status of China is increasingly valued, and its market is huge. China is also loved by many international friends economically and culturally. The size of the market is the main reason many international companies are moving into China.