10/14/2008

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's desire for the country to be the "most Asian-literate nation in the Western world" is in doubt in light of a new report that reveals the majority of students taking Chinese language courses are native speakers. The report highlights the overwhelming dropout rate among students taking Chinese, and attributes it to a lack of support for their studies and frustration among students unable to do as well as their peers who count Chinese as their first language.

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