China to train 30,000 overseas language teachers by 2017

Xiamen Wuyuan Bridge
Xiamen Wuyuan Bridge

Earlier this month, plans to train about 30,000 overseas Chinese teachers by the end of 2017 were announced at the Third World Chinese Language and Culture Education conference, which attracted about 600 representatives from about 50 nations and regions.

Better curricula, improved textbooks and standard testing for students are also on the agenda, Qiu Yuanping, head of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council told the conference in Xiamen. Qiu said her office will help establish 100 demonstration schools by the end of 2017 and support another 200 that are emerging.

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