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Popularity of Chinese language learning soaring within U.S. education system: survey

Xinhua Net – Staff Writer

“Chinese language courses are now available in primary and secondary schools in Washington D.C. and every U.S. state except South Dakota, ranking the fourth most widely taught foreign language in the country’s education system, according to a national survey released Thursday. The soaring popularity of Chinese language learning across the United States is “remarkable” as one of the most interesting findings of the survey, Dr. Dan Davidson, President of American Councils for International Education which implemented the survey, told Xinhua. The National K-12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey Report shows that a total of 10.6 million U.S. students ranging from kindergarten to grade 12 are studying a world language, making up approximately 20 percent of U.S. school children.”(more)

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