Technology Meets Demand for Chinese Language Lessons –



A computer user in Hong Kong watches online Mandarin teacher Lily Huang at her home on Hainan island, mainland China on 27 March 2007. Lily teaches students across the globe via Skype, the Internet telephony system that allows people to communicate for free across the world, often using webcams.

Such is the strength of the technology that a broadband connection means the 34-year-old from the island’s capital city of Haikou can meet the huge demand for Mandarin teachers in countries as far away as the United States, New Zealand and Malaysia, something that would have been impossible even five years ago. [Full Text]


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