More Dutch schools to teach Chinese

The number of secondary schools offering Chinese as a subject is set to more than double next year, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.

Currently 35 schools offer classes in Chinese but over 40 more have plans to do so next academic year, the paper says. Pupils will be able to take leaving exams in the Chinese language from 2015.

The paper bases its claims on an analysis of the participants at a congress on Chinese in secondary schools which will be held in Leiden later this month.

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