Tanzania: Schools to Teach Chinese Language

THE Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) has introduced a Diploma in Chinese language, which is geared towards preparing local teachers to teach the language in primary and secondary schools.

The UDSM Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof Florens Luoga, told a press conference in Dar es Salaam that the institute would start offering the course in the 2016/2017 academic year.

“Some 5,236 Tanzanians are now learning Chinese language at different levels in higher learning institutions with support from the Confucius Institute in the country,” said the UDSM Deputy Vice Chancellor.

Prof Luoga said apart from UDSM other higher learning institutions which offer the course are University of Dodoma, Muslim University of Morogoro (MUM) and Moshi Cooperative University.