Should foreign language focus be changed to Mandarin

Discussion in 'Education' started by zzzz, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. zzzz
    Offline

    zzzz Just a regular American

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,072
    Thanks Received:
    422
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    Yountsville
    Ratings:
    +429
    It seems that through our history the education focus on foreign languages changes to external influences. Today Spanish class is a big draw because of the influence of Mexican Amercians into this country and the desire of companies to deal with them as employees. Many years ago it was French and German. The focus of the world though is changing from a centerpoint of Europe towards China. So should we have our younger folks start focusing on Mandarin as a foreign language? Would this not be a smart thing to do?

    One thing, it is that it is a more beautiful form of spoken word than Spanish.

    Here is a little lesson in how to say I am American in Chinese.
    How to Say "I am American" in Chinese - Bing Videos
     
  2. Mr. Sauerkraut
    Offline

    Mr. Sauerkraut Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Messages:
    611
    Thanks Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Heart of Germany
    Ratings:
    +84
    Why do your teach your pupils spanish?
     

Share This Page