Mandarin: Conquering the Language Classrooms around the World
Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Abro, Dr. Li Zhenfang, Rizwan Shabbir

Every sixth person on earth speaks Chinese language and today it is not just limited to country's 5,000-year old civilization and oriental philosophical thought. Due to the growing economic and political impact of China, this exploratory study takes a bird eye view of how Chinese language is crossing the geographic barriers and reaching the language classrooms around the world. Practically it has beaten the French, German, and even Japanese languages and has limitless future opportunities. It is estimated that more than a billion people will learn Chinese in the near future. People will prefer to invest in a particular language, if it gives greatest benefits in terms of facilitation as well as the sheer number of people, institutions, and businesses they will be able to communicate with. Chinese language fulfils all of these motivational requirements. With the aspirations to train 100 million new Chinese speakers, by the end of first decade of 21st century, along with other measures, Chinese government has established tens of institutions around the world. English is incontestably the global lingua franca of the current era of globalization, but it is not without competitors.

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