The Saudi Ministry of Education has directed that all public and private secondary schools in the Kingdom teach the Mandarin Chinese language, the most widely spoken language in the world, with over a billion native speakers, at the rate of two classes per week.
Due to China’s global economic and cultural influence, learning Mandarin has become increasingly important for international business, diplomacy, and cultural exchange. It can be a challenging language to learn, particularly for those whose native language has very different structures and sounds. However, it’s also a rewarding experience, providing access to a rich culture, literature, and a large population of speakers.
Learning Mandarin has become increasingly important for international business, diplomacy, and cultural exchange
The Ministry has stated that facilitators will be allotted the fourth period of every Sunday and Monday to teach this language, and it will be incorporated into the academic timetable. No matter whether students are interested in its linguistic complexity, cultural depth, or practical applications, studying Mandarin can open up a world of opportunities.