Wednesday, February 01, 2012
We already knew that, but here are some more numbers from an article here:
Today it is possible to learn Chinese in 30 primary schools and 535 middle and high schools. At the beginning of the school year in 2011, 29,505 students learned Chinese in high school, compared to 9,328 in 2004.
Mandarin today holds the 5th place among languages studied in secondary schools. At the same time, some 6,000 French students left this year for Chinese schools, a large share of the 22,000 European students in this situation.