[lg policy] A look at the popularity of Mandarin as a foreign language

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 31 21:50:41 UTC 2011

Forwarded From: edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

Asian Correspondent

A look at the popularity of Mandarin as a foreign language

Learning Chinese is becoming more and more popular around the world.

It is reported that over 3,000 universities and colleges in 109
countries provide students with Chinese courses.

In addition, more than 500 Confucius Schools have been set up around
the world. Students in many countries, such as America, India, France
and Russia an take Chinese courses. Even the Middle School students of
these countries can choose Chinese courses as a second foreign

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