Shang­hai schools of­fer for­eign lan­guage classes

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

Shang­hai ed­u­ca­tional author­i­ties re­cently au­tho­rized 15 pri­mary and middle schools in the city to be­come “for­eign lan­guage learn­ing bases,” Xin­min Evening News re­ported Mon­day.

In 2014, Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion started a new project to pro­mote for­eign lan­guages at the city’s pri­mary and secondary schools; the author­ity re­quested Shang­hai International Stud­ies Univer­sity to carry out the project.

Since then, a to­tal of 15 schools in seven districts around the city have opened new cur­ricu­lum re­lat­ing to nine for­eign lan­guages, in­clud­ing Ital­ian, Por­tuguese, Os­manli, He­brew, Swedish, Greek, Thai, Ara­bic and Farsi.

Around 350 stu­dents have at­tended these cour­ses thus far. Through these cour­ses, pri­mary and secondary school stu­dents not only cul­ti­vate their for­eign lan­guage abil­i­ties, but also de­velop a global vi­sion.

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