#30 - Australia's Lack of Chinese Language Proficiency - Jane Orton (University of Melbourne)

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On this episode we take a look at the current level of Australia’s Chinese language proficiency – or lack of it and look at what needs to be done to encourage a greater take up of Mandarin across schools, business and society in general. Dr. Jane Orton from the University of Melbourne discusses why the current number of Australian speakers from a non-Chinese background is so low and what needs to be done to encourage greater take up. We look at whether other countries around the world are doing in better in learning Chinese, how a working level proficiency of Chinese can positively impact a business and what language learners can do to learn Chinese more efficiently and take their language skills to the next level.

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