South Africa’s schools will start teaching Mandarin and continue neglecting local languages
August 12, 2015
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“South African public schools will begin offering Mandarin as an optional second language next year, according to an announcement from the country’s education ministry. The seemingly innocuous addition—more than a dozen other languages from German to Urdu are also being added—has become a rallying point for critics of the government’s close ties with China as well as failure to protect local languages.”
Read more @ http://qz.com/477748/south-africas-schools-will-start-teaching-mandarin-and-continue-neglecting-local-languages/
Languages do matter!