Teaching Mandarin
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Learning Mandarin is becoming popular in UK Schools

Language lessons at school used to be about learning to count in French, or ploughing through irregular verbs in German. Now it seems growing numbers of children are moving away from European languages, and choosing Arabic or Mandarin instead

Business leaders say Mandarin is very useful -- but how difficult is it to learn? Tim Muffett visited one Merseyside school where students are making sense of it.