LEARNING MANDARIN ONLINE
New Zealanders are looking online to social media to learn Mandarin as the country’s economic relationship with China deepens. New Zealand China Council’s Executive Director, Pat English believes more businesses had a need for Mandarin speakers, and the number of people who could do so was still too small in relation to the size of the trade relationship.
While centres teaching Chinese are reporting an increase in enrolments of up to 70 per cent in the past few years, some Kiwis are also learning in their own time over the internet. Simon Young is one of them. Read the story from NZ Herald here.