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Postby tomyin » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:21 pm

macaroonie wrote:Eh why is it a bit late?

So tell me, what level and type of Mandarin is taught in the schools here? Seems like a bit of an oxymoron if the 'chinese' are teaching 'bad chinese' ifyou know what i mean....

why late? because mandarin is so different from alphabetic language like english, it's too painful for an adult to study chinese characters in reading and writing, thanks to the IT technology, you don;t have to physically write the character now, but you still need to recognize it. I am not familiar with mandarin teaching in singapore but wouldn't be surprised for any complaints about their quality. I watch mandarin news in channel 8 almost every day, they also make mistakes almost every day :shock: :shock: a bit exaggeration ,but they do make mistakes quite often.

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Postby macaroonie » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:26 pm

Better late than never, some people don't get a chance to learn it when they were young.

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