Update: The Number of Post-Secondary Enrollees in Chinese Language Programs in the US

Pinyin News recently posted a comprehensive analysis of the number of students enrolled in Mandarin language programs here: US post-secondary enrollments in foreign languages and the position of Mandarin.

The number of students enrolled in Mandarin classes grew by 51% between 2002 and 2006…to a whopping 51,582 students.

Meanwhile, there are 822,985 students enrolled in Spanish classes.

I’d like to provide commentary, but the author of the blog article I referenced above did a much better job than I ever could. Go and read his piece.

Also see this piece on the number of students in the UK enrolled in Mandarin language degree programs.


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