An online language school that uses scantily-clad models to help teach Mandarin to non-speakers has been heavily criticized by Chinese feminists.
SexyMandarin.Com was launched in December of 2011 and since then has become incredibly popular, with each lesson receiving thousands of views. It was started by Toyko-born model and University of Nottingham architecture graduate, Kaoru Kikuchi. Kikuchi started the site with the aim of making Mandarin more accessible and easier to learn for foreigners. She told the Telegraph: “If you go the textbook way with all these Chinese characters it just makes you intimidated…If you start with the colloquial way … or sexy clips it is a different story.”Continue Reading