Chinese has been included in the Russian and Dutch secondary schools

According to the latest data from Hanban, in addition to China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) in 2017, the number of people learning Chinese in the world has exceeded 100 million.
“If you want to lead others, then learn Chinese!”
This is the 2006 edition of the American Time magazine’s Asian edition on the “Chinese fever”, and the latest data from Hanban shows that in addition to China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), the number of people learning Chinese in the world has exceeded in 2017. 100 million people.
On March 30th, the Minister of Education and Science of Russia, Oliva Vasilyeva, said that students from the Far East and the outer Baikal Territory who participated in the 2019 Russian National Unified Examination could choose Chinese subjects to take the test.
According to a survey released last year by Yaroslavl State Normal University in Russia, college students accounted for 39% of the total number of Russian language learners.
Moscow International Business School is one of the first Russian universities to offer Chinese language courses. It has 15 years of Chinese teaching history. Nataliya Gavrilovna, director of the international department of the college, said that they have already seen the great potential of China’s economic development at the beginning of this century, and realized that China will be the best partner of Russia in the future, so it opened early. Chinese course. The current Chinese language courses cover economic, financial, commercial, cultural, and legal aspects.
The Dutch Education Internationalization Organization announced on March 27 that the Chinese language has officially become a foreign language elective subject for the Dutch high school graduation exam. Now there are 70 middle schools in the Netherlands that teach Chinese, and 15 of them will arrange for students to take Chinese subjects in this year’s graduation season.
In the Netherlands, in addition to compulsory Dutch and English, secondary school students must learn a third language. Chinese is becoming more and more important, so more and more middle school students are learning Chinese. Some parents believe that mastering Chinese can make children stand at a better starting point.
In European countries such as Ireland, France, and Russia, Chinese is also entering the high school entrance examination and college entrance examination systems in these countries. French sinologist Bai Lesang believes that the future of Chinese in Europe is not a university, but a place like the Spanish and Italian, which has gained a place in the European basic education system.
In order to let her daughter learn Chinese better, Wall Street financial giant Rogers moved to Singapore to settle, because Singapore speaks Chinese and speaks English. The tutors of the daughters are Chinese and communicate with the children in Mandarin.
When it comes to letting children learn Chinese, Rogers said: “No matter where I am speaking, especially in the West, I will tell people that when you have children, you should let them learn Chinese. Because Chinese will be the most important language for the rest of their lives. The 19th century belongs to the United Kingdom, and the 20th century belongs to the United States, but the 21st century will belong to China, whether we like it or not.”
With the steady development of the Chinese economy, China’s cultural advantages have become increasingly prominent. In 2016, the famous American columnist Thomas Friedman wrote in the New York Times that “the collision of Chinese and Western cultures in the past 30 years has not caused most Chinese to lose their cultural self-confidence. The Chinese today are hot and hot, Laozi is hot. The revival of Chinese traditional culture is reflected in the enthusiasm of heat, calligraphy and painting, tea ceremony, old house heat, cultural relics, Chinese medicine fever, and heat.
In 1999, Ishii Hiroshi, president of the Japan Chinese Character Education Promotion Association, once said: “There is no kind of text, systematic and logical like Chinese characters. Chinese characters are the only ones in the world that can be thought by just looking at them. Even if the spoken language is different, it can understand the text. In the future, Chinese characters may become one of the most popular words in the world.”
The magic of Chinese characters is that a child can read newspapers without any obstacles if he is proficient in about 3,000 Chinese characters. Even if there is a lack of vocabulary, he can guess the truth. In contrast, even if English-speaking children have mastered 8,000 words, they will still encounter a lot of new words when reading The Washington Post.
There is no doubt that the era when the whole world is talking about Chinese has arrived. It is no longer impossible for Chinese characters to become one of the most popular languages ​​in the world.

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