Chinese language craze refers to the phenomenon that a growing number of foreigners start to learn Chinese. The number of Chinese learners increases rapidly in many countries. According to statistics,more than 3000 institutions of higher education in 109 countries are offering courses on Chinese language. A survey indicates that they learn Chinese for the main purpose of travelling in China, engaging in trade activities and knowing China and the Chinese culture. The underlying reasons for this craze lie in the rapid development of China’s economy, which enhances the international status and the influence of China. This global Chinese language craze conveys a message that people around the world are eager to know the Chinese culture.
汉语热：Chinese language craze/fever;Mandarin craze
越来越多：a growing number of;more and more
据统计：according to statistics/figures
开设汉语课程：offer courses on Chinese language/Mandarin
从事：engage in / deal with
背后的原因：underlying reason;reason behind
传达：convey / deliver
Chinese people began to make spirits with grains seven thousand years ago. Generally speaking, winehas a close connection with culture in China in both ancient and modern times. Chinese wine culturehas been playing a quite important role in Chinese people's life for a long time. Our ancestors used wine to enjoy themselves while writing poetry, or to make a toast to their relatives and friends during a feast. Wine culture, as a kind of culture form, is also an inseparable part in the life of ordinary Chinese people such as birthday parties, farewell dinners, weddings, etc.
酿酒：make wine; make spirits
敬酒：propose a toast; make a toast