Schools in Wales ‘could teach Mandarin’ to boost trade

According to BBC, Mandarin could be taught in Welsh secondary schools in a bid to raise Wales’ international profile.

The Welsh Government wants to establish the country as a visitor destination for Chinese people as part of its new strategy to boost trade.

Welsh businesses sold more than £17bn of goods abroad in 2018 and at present 60% of those exports go to the EU, with Germany as the top destination.

To make that happen, the Welsh Government has launched a new international strategy to focus on three areas – cyber-security, compound semi-conductors, and creative industries – chosen in part for their “resilience to Brexit” and because of their “global recognition as areas of excellence”.

Read full article here Schools in Wales ‘could teach Mandarin’ to boost trade

Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Emma

Are you a trainee teacher, NQT, teacher, headteacher, parent or  just someone who cares about education and has something to get off  your chest in a Schools Improvement Guest Post? Follow this link for more details at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin (around 7am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link.

We now have a Facebook page - please click to like!

 


Packed lunches worse for kids than school dinners, study says
Ofsted starts subject reviews with maths and languages
Categories: Learning, Opportunities, Overseas, Resources, Secondary and Wales.

Let us know what you think...