Mandarin challenging English as language of choice in Asia

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Inside a brightly painted classroom, a circle of kindergarten kids sits facing their teaching assistant, a Filipina. “So what kind of present do you want from Santa?” she asks in English. “Do you want a toy? Who likes Barbie?” Some of the girls stick up their hands. Deseret News, Jan 12, 2006. Read the whole article…

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