China infiltrating in the caribean,Puerto rico teaching mandarin at schoolsAnonymous07/05/2017 (Wed) 05:54:29 Id: 7d3ecaNo.48414del
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Education Secretary Julia Keleher said that starting in January, she will begin planning to teach Mandarin in the country's public schools.
"I think we can use the bilingual school models we're putting together now and can be added to see what we learn from that," Keleher said.
However, he recognized the challenge of including Mandarin teaching in the curriculum.
"It's an investment. Mandarin is a complicated language, you have to look for qualified teachers, you have to look for books and materials, but I think a semester to assemble everything can be done, "he said.
When he presented the Economic Development Plan, the Secretary of Economic Development and Trade, Manuel Laboy expressed the need to teach Mandarin in public schools.
"We can not talk about bilingualism. You know we've been talking to Chinese investment groups for several months. We have to learn to speak Mandarin. It is unusual that in 2017 we are not learning Mandarin in K-12 and in the University. And I tell you more, if by 2020, we can not effectively introduce into the curricula for our students to be learning Mandarin, we will fail, "Laboy said at the time.