In an effort to promote internationalism, China is learning English. Over the next five years, all state employees younger than 40 will be required to master at least 1,000 English phrases, and all schools will begin teaching English in kindergarten.
The government, notes ABC News, is also funding extensive teacher training programs to find new models for language learning and develop new textbooks.
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