So now Mandarin will not be part of 2nd level curriculum language options
Created Friday, 9th March 2012, 15:22 by Whykay
So much for my excitement about trial run of Mandarin as part of a trial run of new Junior Certificate programme and this school girl who wrote what it's like learning Mandarin.
Just read an article that Mandarin will not be added to Leaving Certificate because of insufficient funding.
Good thing we have schools participating with The Confucius Institute's Chinese culture and language programme.
Yet again, we will fall behind, and schools and parents are off seeking certified Mandarin classes/courses elsewhere instead of being part of our own school system.