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Belarus Opens First Chinese Department

Minsk State Linguistic University (MSLU) will open Belarus’ first Chinese language and culture department in the new academic...
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Taiwan Launches “Mandarin-on-the-Go”

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education has announced Mandarin-on-the-Go, a new language-learning program for those wanting to learn Mandarin. Chinese...
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Reward for Translating Ancient Chinese

The National Museum of Chinese Writing in Anyang, in the province of Henan, is offering 100,000 yuan (about...

Chinese Developments

Partnership in Pakistan... To promote Chinese language and culture in Pakistan, the Confucius Institute, the University of Karachi, and Islamabad’s Preston University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve...

PandaTree’s Dynamic New Learning Platform

PandaTree’s new live video tutoring platform gets kids engaged and motivated to learn languages by allowing them to put Mandarin or Spanish language skills to work in authentic virtual...

Hong Kong Asked to Prove Mandarin Instruction Works

Hong Kong’s Audit Commission has asked the Education Bureau to prove the effectiveness of using Standard Mandarin (or Putonghua) as the medium of instruction in Chinese language classes before...

New Chinese-Language Program for Canadian Labor Rights

The Toronto and York Region Labor Council (TYRLC) has released a series of videos aimed to help Chinese workers...

ACTFL Tests for China

Language Testing International’s (LTI’s) Oral Proficient Interview computer system (OPIc), developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), was introduced in Shanghai to help people...

Bright Learners, Big Country

Kristal Bivona returns from China full of its promise China is the future. After a short time in one of its gargantuan metropolises, it becomes clear that China is banking on...

Lagos Introduces German and Mandarin to Schools

The government in the Nigerian state of Lagos has announced that the teaching of German and Mandarin is to commence in six schools across the region. The state commissioner for...