Kinsella, Ivan
November 2014
New Zealand Language Teacher;Nov2014, Vol. 40, p35
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "A Case for Mandarin" by Ivan Kinsella, which appeared in the volume 17 of the 1991 issue of "The New Zealand Language Teacher." It offers a case for the learning of Mandarin in the secondary school curriculum in New Zealand as a foreign language option. The key arguments in support of the proposal are explained, including economic, cultural, and usage. The national languages policy in the country is discussed.


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