I’ve been teaching myself Mandarin for the past six months, but I feel like it is going to take a ton of time to reach an advanced level. Plus, when school starts next year, I will have four advanced classes (three honors, one AP). I’m almost certain that I will have trouble finding time to learn Mandarin. Should I wait until I am out of college (or later) and then start learning Mandarin again? The only problem is that the reason I initially wanted to teach myself Mandarin was to gain an advantage when I’m applying for a job. I have no idea what I want to be in the future and I do not know if knowledge of Mandarin would even help. I don’t really have anyone that I can talk to in Mandarin or anyone that can help me. I have been learning Spanish for the past three or four years at school, but I still feel as if I do not know much about the language. Sorry for making everything all "jumbled" up in this!

So, should I continue learning Mandarin? Would learning Mandarin be better if I wanted to get a job?

Also, I’m 15 years old and I’m going to be a junior in high school.

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