China reacts to students' increasing interest in English

09/29/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

In China, students' increasing interest in learning English has some concerned that their Chinese language abilities have suffered. In response, the Ministry of Education is developing a new exam that will test students' listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in Chinese, which officials say is intended to improve students' Chinese-language abilities and increase their interest in studying their native language.

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