Chinese on the rise

9th July 2010 at 01:00

The number of schools that are "centres of excellence" in teaching Chinese is set to triple this year, according to the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT). The so-called "Confucius classrooms" will increase to 34 schools this year, up from 12 in 2009. Elizabeth Reid, chief executive of the SSAT, said that studying Chinese could help students' careers.

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