Why Mandarin classes for kids?

By on May 7, 2013

Tokyo parents are turning to Mandarin classes to have young children get a headstart in a language believed to make a difference in the future global job market.

China’s Ministry of Education announced that nearly half of its population speak Mandarin Chinese with 70% more fluent in urban cities.  By stark contrast, only 10 million Chinese (except HK) are English speakers.  Schools in the US and UK  today are taking language enrichment seriously as evidenced by the rise in the number of preschools and kindergartens exposing children to the study of Mandarin early. For as long as the future global market’s key focus remains centered on science, mathematics and engineering for innovation,  and China stays competitive in the global market, there’s a promising future for speakers of the language.


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