China is expected to overtake the US in terms of global business very soon. So Chinese is the language to use if you want to trade internationally.

Chinese has at it’s core 20,000 characters so learning it can seem very difficult. This great TEDTalk by ShaoLan Hsueh shows that you can quickly learn basic characters which will enable you to understand simple signs and instructions in Chinese.

Learning Chinese is now “Chineasy”

ShaoLan is focused on sharing a new method of learning Chinese: Chineasy, which she describes as “a visual-based learning system that teaches Chinese characters, simple stories and phrases. Our aim is to bring down the great wall of Chinese language.”

In our eyes anything that brings greater understanding of languages has to be a good thing.