Bridging the Gap: How hihilulu Is Transforming Chinese Language Learning for Non-Chinese Children
original article BY David Thompson
published on Venture Capital Post, August 24, 2023
Credit Bridging the Gap How hihilulu Is Transforming Chinese Language Learning for Non-C
Learning a foreign language has proven extremely beneficial for children of all ages and backgrounds. Not only does it improve cognitive function, but it also creates cultural awareness and promotes cross-cultural communication, which is increasingly important in our interconnected world.
With over 60 million people of Chinese ethnicity residing outside of China, it's no surprise that learning the language has become increasingly popular as a substantial population seeks to attain or maintain proficiency in their ancestral language. According to Holon IQ, approximately 15 million individuals come from first-generation Chinese families, while nearly 45 million belong to second and subsequent generations. To preserve their cultural heritage, families in the diaspora, including over 6 million K12 students, are increasingly focused on ensuring their children learn or retain Chinese language skills.
And the increasing demand for Chinese language learning does not stop at Chinese overseas. In 2022 it was estimated that over 200 million people are learning Chinese worldwide. According to Holon IQ, the average annual growth rate of its market size till 2027 is around 12%, and its digitalized solutions to learners would triple compared to its traditional way of learning. More and more non-Chinese parents are also demanding schools offer Chinese programs for their children.