More British children are learning Mandarin Chinese – but an increase in qualified teachers is urgently needed
By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 11 February 2019
Mandarin Chinese is seen as being of increasing strategic importance, and in recent years there’s been a growing number of students taking up the language in schools across the UK.
There were more than 3,500 GCSE entries for Mandarin Chinese in 2018. But it’s not just China’s global dominance that makes Mandarin an appealing alternative to learning a European language. For students, it’s exciting and (more…)