Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chinese Diplomats Expanding African Language Learning

Theoutline.com posted on 16 May 2017 a piece titled "Why China Is Trying to Learn Africa's Languages" by Michael Erard.

While foreign language learning is dropping at American and British universities, China is giving it more attention, including the learning of more obscure African languages. The Beijing Foreign Studies University is adding 11 new languages, including Tigrinya, Ndebele, and Comorian, to those that it already teaches.

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