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Old people, new languages

By Zheng Xin ( China Daily ) Updated: 2012-05-23 08:05:56

Old people, new languages

Above: French teacher Carina Oliveri instructs Han Xianzhao, 72, to pronounce correctly. Below: More elderly people are taking free language classes so they can be confident when traveling abroad. Photos by Zou Hong / China Daily

A growing number of retired people are learning foreign tongues and are increasingly doing so for practical reasons. Zheng Xin reports.

Old people, new languages

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