Singapore: Here to learn Mandarin

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Sun Apr 5 15:59:51 UTC 2009

The Straits Times


Here to learn Mandarin


Foreigners are fuelling a surge in demand for Chinese language classes


You might have seen the Speak Mandarin Campaign video on TV recently, featuring cute kids of different nationalities telling stories in almost-perfect Mandarin. 


More than just a plug for the campaign, the one-minute clip that has been telecast since March 17 also reflects a trend making its voice heard here. 


More foreigners, from Vietnamese and Koreans to Germans and Swiss, are learning Mandarin.


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