Number of universities in China teaching Spanish up 140% over six years

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Zapatero was in China a few days ago, and gave a speech on the status of the Spanish language in China and the world. According to this article, the number of universities in China teaching Spanish is now 60, compared to 25 in 2005.

Other facts:

- Total number of students studying Spanish in university: 20,000

- The first Centro Cervantes in the country was opened in July 2006 in Beijing. There are now a total of 77 Institutos Cervantes in the world.

- There are more than 160 written accords between Chinese and Spanish universities. No idea what the implications of that number are.


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