Most Chinese Americans have been to Chinese language schools in their childhood, but not many would say it's a fun experience.
Why? Classes too boring? Too much homework? Or is the Chinese language itself too hard, requiring too much dedication?
How has the situation changed as the development in China continuously grows and more people start acknowledging the importance of learning Mandarin?
With all these questions in mind, we followed a traditional Chinese heritage school in Manhattan's Chinatown, CMP (Chinatown Manpower Project Chinese language school) to take a closer look at how Chinese language is being taught...