15 April 2012

The government has implemented compulsory Chinese language classes for all schoolchildren as of 2013

Speaking their language prudent lesson in new history

School students should learn languages like Chinese, not Latin argues Eddie McGuire. This is an interesting and provocative news article that highlights many of the problems with learning Mandarin in Australia. 

The Pakistan government has implemented compulsory Chinese lesson for school children, while the Australian government produces reports on language. 

Below is one of the best observations that I have read.

"If we are fair dinkum at all about building an educated workforce that can do something other than work in an Asian quarry, then a system that trains teachers first, then the kids, needs to implemented - and pronto."

Read the full article  Speaking their language prudent lesson in new history

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