Some Georgia Schools Make Mandarin Mandatory by GPBNewsFeatures published on 2013/02/28 22:05:51 +0000 As the world changes, so have the foreign language offerings at U.S. schools. It's not just German, Spanish and French anymore. Increasingly, it's Mandarin Chinese, and that makes sense. No language on earth has more native speakers. But this fall, administrators at one public school system are requiring Mandarin instruction for each and every student. From Georgia Public Broadcasting, Adam Ragusea reports.