Thursday, March 29, 2012

China offers programmes in world's languages

Many universities and institutes of higher learning in China also offer courses of foreign language studies to its students. For example, the Beijing Foreign Studies University ( BFSU ) operates a Bahasa Melayu programme. Some others offer Mandarin courses to foreign students. China Radio International ('CRI') is broadcast in 50 tongues, including Bahasa Melayu and Central China TV '( 'CCTV' ) is also aired everyday in Mandarin as well as 'English, 'Spanish, 'Arabic, 'French and Russian. If coordinated and'/'or networked, 'these language programmes could serve as concrete platforms to promote cross'-'cultural understanding. As Laozi in ancient China philopsophised very thoughtfully, 'a journey of a thousand ''miles'' naturally begins with a first and single footstep.