Mandarin Chinese in SA schools

By |May 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mandarin Chinese in SA schools

On March 20th 2015, the South African department of Education announced that Mandarin Chinese would now be on offer in schools as an additional subject. This announcement was met with mixed emotions across the country with many highlighting that with an already crumbling education system, adding what is an extremely difficult language to the curriculum seemed insane. Social media was abuzz with these and other questions, and we were intrigued at the emotive responses by many South Africans.

Many responses seemed to overlook the fact that Chinese will not become a replacement subject, but rather an option in some South African […]