There are many reasons to study Chinese, but one of the most important ones at the present time is that the global marketplace is becoming bigger and, as a result, the need for speakers of languages other than English (particularly as translators or interpreters) is increasing. Currently, U.S. federal statistics indicate that more than 31,000 individuals work as translators or interpreters in schools, health care, courts, airlines, and telecommunications. Further, due to the expansion of global commerce, the industry is expected to increase 26 percent in the next eight years!
The Taiwan Fair 2018 was a success with over 50 people in attendance. Participants learned Chinese brush painting while decorating paper fans, Zodiac charms, and Chinese sky lanterns.