Australia to launch bilingual-education programme

06/15/2009 | Australian (tiered subscription model), The

Some primary-school students in Australia will begin learning some subjects in Asian languages next year, in an effort to help students compete in the global market by becoming fluent in Mandarin, Korean, Japanese and Indonesian. "Students will learn the grammatical components of Mandarin and will also be taught other subjects ... in that language," said Education Minister Verity Firth.

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