Chinese instruction thrives amid overall decline in foreign languages

01/20/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Some public schools have stopped teaching foreign languages in recent years, but a growing number are adding Chinese language programs, according to a recent survey by the Center for Applied Linguistics -- an expansion that is sometimes subsidized by the Chinese government. Experts said the trend can be attributed to a belief that Chinese fluency will provide more opportunities for students, as well as efforts to promote and expand Chinese language instruction in the U.S. by Hanban, a language council affiliated with the Chinese Education Ministry.

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