[photopress:chinese_language_and_cultural_research_1.jpg,full,alignright]China’s Ministry of Education has recently again demanded that from now on Chinese must be offered to all college students as a compulsory course.
At the moment there is a lack of a compulsory course on Chinese language and literaturein China’s universities and colleges.
According to a report in the Beijing Morning Post many top universities including Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Nankai University have begun to list Chinese among their compulsory curriculum for all students.
Chinese was an optional lesson for most college students majored in science or technology in the past. But English, a foreign language, was required for all. A college Chinese language and literature teacher admitted that Chinese was overwhelmed by English.
In a meeting held in south China’s Hunan province at the end of last year, the Ministry of Education requested all colleges to include Chinese in their compulsory curriculum.
Wang Xiaohu, a freshman majored in electrics in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, summed it up for students and professors when he said, ‘Chinese language and literature classes are quite necessary for us students of science and technology. It’s beneficial for our cultural cultivation.’
Source: China View