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Monday, July 7, 2014

State Bans NATIVE CHINESE SPEAKER From Teaching Chinese Over American-Made Test

Amazing, but true!

  1. The test uses Pinyin and Simplified Chinese
  2. The teacher from Taiwan, that does not use Simplified Chinese and Pinyin.
  3. The schools are using Bo Po Mo (also called Zhuyin). They are phonetics done using Characters, instead of the romanization. There are arguments about which one is better for an excellent Chinese accent.  Taiwan uses Bo Po Mo mostly.
  4. A licensure consultant said she had to stop teaching Mandarin, till she was certified. My guess this is from No Child Left Behind, that has pushed that all teachers be licensed / certified.
  5. Her husband is President of the Local School Board.

References:

Reader's Watchdog: Test bars would-be Chinese teacher - The Des Moines Register

State Bans NATIVE CHINESE SPEAKER From Teaching Chinese Over American-Made Test - Daily Caller

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