Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Labour to offer Arabic and Mandarin lessons to primary pupils

"Labour will announce today that primary school children will be able to learn Mandarin and Arabic in a bid to keep up with other countries.

Ed Balls, the Schools Secretary, who was the first minister to line up his guns in the election battle, has also promised to boost education spending and guarantee extra tuition for (Foreign) children who fall behind at a young age.

Teaching unions welcomed the commitment to increase spending on schools.".........


It's your Children and Grandchildrens education that will suffer .


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/article6975147.ece

1 comment:

Sam said...

Some Americans say the sound of Mandarin is poetic.

Japanese adopts a lot of Chinese characters, so, some Japanese know the advantages of the Chinese language. A learned Japanese states that Chinese language is very systematic and logic. He looks at Mandarin from a different angle.

I’d say the writing of Chinese characters is beautiful.

It’s also very interesting to know that every Chinese character and pronunciation has a reason or logic behind. That means we can learn Mandarin much easier if we understand the reasons or logic behind.

Learning Mandarin can be entertaining and fun!

I am a published author with 5 books on www.amazon.com.

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* If you could sing a popular Chinese rhyme among the above Mandarin phrases, *
* people will respond with a big smile and claps! *
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I'd like to recommend the following entertaining book to you.

The book, Learn Chinese Through Song!: The Popular Chinese Nursery Rhyme: Two Tigers ISBN: 1439265062 URL: http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Chinese-Through-Song-Popular/dp/1439265062/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260504677&sr=1-1, is about one of the most popular Chinese rhyme for parents and child.

* Almost everyone knows the song Frère Jacques (Brother John) -- There are probably 50 versions of the song, in many languages. This song's Chinese version is "Two Tigers." It's interesting to know that almost everyone in China and Taiwan sang "Two Tigers" when she/he was a child, because it's very easy to learn.

By googling "two tigers Chinese song", you could find quite a few videos sung by some lovely children and adults, though some have slightly different lyrics.

You will be able to sing the rhyme in minutes and remember it forever!

yaz