Slovenia to introduce Chinese in all primary and secondary schools

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

That's according to this article in Italian. Seeing this in Slovenia is no surprise, given its predilection towards learning other languages.

From September when the new school year begins, all primary and secondary schools in Slovenia will offer the possibility to study the Chinese language as an optional subject, according to the newspaper Dnevnik. Students in the last three years of primary school (which ends at 14 years of age) and all secondary schools will have the opportunity to study the language spoken by 1.5 billion and studied by 40 million people throughout the world. If interest this year is satisfactory the Ministry of Public Education in Ljubljana is considering adding Chinese to the three languages compulsory to study in secondary school: English, German and Italian.

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