Chinese language training

Interview: Maria Repnikova on Chinese Soft Power

China’s soft power initiatives are often derided by Western observers as ineffective or counterproductive. Over a hundred Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and Europe have been targeted as arms of the Chinese state and forced to...

Five Books on Chinese Language & Culture

Asia Society Director of Education and Chinese Language Initiatives Chris Livacarri chooses five books for The Browser. His picks include histories of China’s languages and its relationships with the outside world, and...

Ireland: Learn Chinese for Free, Offers Entrepeneur

From The Guardian: A Shanghai-based Irish entrepreneur is offering free Chinese language lessons online to every citizen of the Republic. Ken Carroll told the Observer that he decided to create a free online language learning...

China to train US teachers in Chinese – AP

From AP via China Daily (link): Calling Chinese “an important tool for the rest of the world,” China’s education minister announced a plan Wednesday to help train hundreds of U.S. educators in the language. The initiative will bring more than 150 guest teachers to U.S. high schools from China and immerse nearly 600 American teachers […]



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