Chinese Ethnic Minorities and Bilingual Education: Progress and Problems
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There are 55 ethnic minority groups in China. Apart from the Hui and the Man, who speak Chinese, over 80 ethnic languages are spoken; thus, bilingual and multilingual education is necessary in some areas. Over 10,000 primary and middle schools offer bilingual education programs, through which 29 ethnic languages are taught in conjunction with Mandarin Chinese. More than six million stude…

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Teng, Xing and Hai, Lu, “Chinese Ethnic Minorities and Bilingual Education: Progress and Problems”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 23 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-6002_crpn_C9789004171787_016>



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