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Languages: Teachers

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers with a language specialism in Mandarin Chinese qualified in the last 12 month period for which figures are available. (249231)

Data relating to the language specialisms of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) trainees are not collected centrally.

In 2006/07 there were three postgraduate ITT trainees who had an undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies.

There are currently no ITT courses which specialise in Mandarin only.