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Q: Teachin’ mandarin to kids – growin' strongly in othr countries as in the US ?

US families see the importance of teaching Mandarin to kids

What the video of 5-year-old Arabella Kushner didn't show is the growing movement by many American families to have their children study Mandarin at a young age.
"We were so thrilled to see Arabella on social media. It was a surprise for everyone, and it's such a wonderful compliment to their parents," said Patrizia Saraceni Corman, founder and president of Carousel of Languages, a private language school in Manhattan where Ivanka Trump's three children studied Mandarin.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2017-11/17/content_34647836.htm

3 weeks 1 day ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

 
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Let me point out the BS

 

"Americans have completely changed their outlook about learning foreign languages, and we have seen an enormous shift with our American families and having their children start learning foreign languages as young as four months," said Corman.

Besides Ivanka Trump, many wealthy parents are also pushing their young children to learn Mandarin, including, according to Business Insider, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.

Yes Americans are pushing to learn more foreign languages but not necessarily Chinese. Let's look at the rich families example. Trumps have business dealings in China, Bezos is trying to get better access to China's market same for Facebook's Zuckerburg and they use their kids as pawns for that purpose. But does Zuckerburg's kid count? His wife is Chinese so of course they're going to teach the kid Chinese.

 

A propaganda piece of BS

 

 

 

 

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Actually it peak a few years ago and is on the decline.

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Let me point out the BS

 

"Americans have completely changed their outlook about learning foreign languages, and we have seen an enormous shift with our American families and having their children start learning foreign languages as young as four months," said Corman.

Besides Ivanka Trump, many wealthy parents are also pushing their young children to learn Mandarin, including, according to Business Insider, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.

Yes Americans are pushing to learn more foreign languages but not necessarily Chinese. Let's look at the rich families example. Trumps have business dealings in China, Bezos is trying to get better access to China's market same for Facebook's Zuckerburg and they use their kids as pawns for that purpose. But does Zuckerburg's kid count? His wife is Chinese so of course they're going to teach the kid Chinese.

 

A propaganda piece of BS

 

 

 

 

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Total shite. Most parents that actually want their kids to learn another language (and older than four fucking months!) let their kids study something useful. For us in the UK it would be a European language. The only reason to learn Mandarin is that you are grooming your kid for a career in diplomacy or business. Yes, a shit ton of people speak the language, however, they are all in one fucking country!

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It is more of fad than a movement. When people were thinking the Guo was going to keep opening up and be Nippon 2.0. There is a bit of a movement but it is based around he idea that China has so many people, not on any concrete reasons.

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