Danish directors and teachers from about 100 senior high schools came together in
Australian language students receive some 500 hours of instruction. But the Foreign Service Institute in
The standard of Chinese as a Second Language requires mastery of some 500 characters, which in
ScanAsia.com reported Carsten Boyer Thoegersen, head of Department China Task Force under the Danish Foreign Ministry, as saying, "The next generation need(s) to have the ability to communicate and compete."