Why I am learning Chinese

My motivation for learning Chinese is that I am gambling on Mandarin becoming an important language in Australian schools. Learning Chinese might let me teach again in my preferred area of teaching and learning LOTE. At this point in time LOTE teaching jobs across Australia are rare. At the moment LOTE in Australian schools is a contentious, emotive and somewhat political issue. So in some whys I feel I am taking quite a risk investing in the expectation that LOTE will have a place or be taken seriously in Australian schools again.  However, I remain optimistic. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    My name is Ten Ten. I am a native Chinese speaker.
    I like to communicate with people from different countries,
    So I teach and learn languages.

    I have a blog teaching Chinese.
    If you are interested in Mandarin Chinese, you may come to my blog: TenTen's Everyday Mandarin
    It offers free learning resources

    Welcome to add me into your FB friend list~
    If you have any questions on Chinese, we can discuss on my FB wall.

    You are welcome to my blog & FB!!!

    Nice to meet you

    Ten Ten Len


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