Pupils to learn Mandarin

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SCHOOL pupils are to visit China this summer to take part in a programme to learn Mandarin.

More than 50 youngsters from across Scotland will take an intensive 
tuition course in the language, experience a range of 
cultural activities and travel across China before receiving 
an SQA-accredited qualification once they complete the course.

Minister for Learning, Languages and Science, Dr Alasdair Allan, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity that I am delighted to support. The Scottish Government is continuing to advance our relationship with China.”

Sarah Breslin, director of Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, said: “I am sure the pupils travelling will not only have an unforgettable experience, but will also gain valuable insights for the future.”