Institute in Brazil teaches local children Chinese culture

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There is a surge of interest in Chinese culture and language learning in Brazil. Many Brazilians are taking advantage of the opportunities that are opening up as their country’s relationship with China grows.

CCTV’s Paulo Cabral filed this report.

Institute in Brazil teach local children Chinese culture

Institute in Brazil teach local children Chinese culture

There is a surge of interest in Chinese culture and language learning in Brazil. Many Brazilians are taking advantage of the opportunities that are opening up as their country's relationship with China grows. CCTV's Paulo Cabral filed this report.

More details:

  • Some of the initiatives are a partnership between the government and Sao Paulo’s Confucius Institute – the largest center for Chinese learning in Brazil.
  • The directors of one the institutes say they began in 2006 with fewer than 50 students. Now there are mow more than eight thousand.
  • Wagner Baldin

    It has been a great pleasure the opportunity of learn mandarin with native teachers at Confucius Institute. In the beginning I confess it was a tough task learn no only the pronunciation but also to write the characters correctly, but now, after two years of hard working, with the support of my family and friends I can say for sure that we are learning not only the Chinese language but also the culture. Thank you all from Confucius Institute and CCTV America for the marvelous partnership.