Beijing Government Helps American Students Learn Chinese

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Wed Feb 3 18:33:06 UTC 2010


Voice of America

 

Beijing Government Helps American Students Learn Chinese

 

As communities across the United States face declining revenues and shrinking budgets, local school officials are laying off teachers, increasing classroom sizes and eliminating classes in a wide variety of subjects. But in the northwestern state of Oregon, lawmakers are hoping to add a new subject to the school curriculum - Mandarin Chinese. And they're looking to the Beijing government as a source of funding for Chinese language education.

 

Full story:

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/education/Beijing-Government-Helps-American-Students-Learn-Chinese--83336702.html

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