Learn a second language, learn Chinese!
Speaking more than one language is a wonderful gift that many parents would like to give their children. Being bilingual (or multilingual) has many well documented benefits such as heightened mental agility and thinking skills, increased openness to other cultures and positive personal attributes such as confidence and self-awareness.
Mandarin Chinese is an excellent choice for children growing up in Australia. Due to the ever-increasing range of interactions between Australian institutions and companies with China, fluency in Mandarin Chinese offers increased career opportunities. In addition Mandarin Chinese is a community language which can be readily heard and practised while living in Adelaide.